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Press Reviews


"One of the greatest musicals of our time.

Stephen Schwartz's music and lyrics bring the imagination of Gregory Maguire's novel to life in a grand display in this Tony® Award-winning musical. Joe Mantello's direction ensures that every scene is carefully crafted, providing bucket loads of dramatic tension. 'Wicked' is a truly magical show full of imagination and emotion that is not to be missed."



"We must all be off to see this wicked
and wonderful vision of Oz.

It is the spectacle, the experience of a magical mystery tour through the fantasyland of Oz that takes and holds our attention. When it comes to inventive make believe, 'Wicked' more than lives up to its name. Joe Mantello's production expertly marshals a remarkable kaleidoscope of magical shocks, surprises, and sensations - and 'Wicked' works like a dream."

London Evening Standard


"One of the most successful musicals of all time.

As 'Elphaba' defies gravity over the stage, the audience gasps in disbelief. It’s impossible not to be swept away by the pure theatricality of 'Wicked' - it is sheer musical theatre bliss."

London Theatre


"A magical dose of escapism.

Bursting at the seams with technicolor fantasy, Winnie Holzman's script delivers pathos alongside the spectacle, and director Joe Mantello balances knockout drama with intimacy and excellent performances. Stephen Schwartz's score deftly handles the emotional highs and lows of the story and the cast deliver his soaring, playful music with gusto."

Official Theatre


"A brilliant production.

Blockbuster entertainment, sophisticated comedy, and thought-provoking drama - it is magnificent to see a musical that is both populist and intelligent at the same time."

The Sunday Telegraph