Reviews: What Did Critics Have To Say About West End's Oklahoma! Revival? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Did Critics Have To Say About West End's Oklahoma! Revival?

The production is co-directed by Daniel Fish and Jordan Fein, and sees the return of Patrick Vaill and James Davis from the revival's Broadway run.

Company of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Marc Brenner

Daniel Fish's reimagined revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! officially opened May 5 at West End's Young Vic Theatre, and the reviews are in. The Tony-winning production is scheduled to play through June 25.

Transferring with the production are Patrick Vaill as Jud Fry and James Davis as Will Parker, both of whom originated the roles in the revival on Broadway. Joining them are Anoushka Lucas as Laurey Williams, Arthur Darvill as Curly McLain, Olivier nominee Liza Sadovy as Aunt Eller, Marisha Wallace as Ado Annie, and Stavros Demetraki as Ali Hakim.

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City A.M. (Adam Bloodworth)

Evening Standard (Nick Curtis)

London Theatre (Suzy Evans)

iNews (Sam Marlowe)

The Guardian (Miriam Gillinson)

The Independent (Nicole Vassell)

The Times (Clive Davis)

The Understudy (Jim Keaveney)

The Upcoming (Ella Satin)

TimeOut (Andrzej Lukowski)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Rounding out the cast are Raphael Bushay as Mike, Greg Hicks as Andrew Carnes, Rebekah Hinds as Gertie Cummings, Ashley Samuels as Cord Elam, and Marie Mence as the lead dancer.

Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the work is based on Lynn Riggs' play Green Grow the Lilacs. Fish's re-imagined and re-orchestrated revival brings the timely story of a tight-knit community banding together against an outsider and the impact of frontier life on shaping the United States into a new vision without altering the original text.

Oklahoma! is co-directed by Fish and Jordan Fein with orchestrations and arrangements by Daniel Kluger. Kluger and Nathan Koci serve as music supervisors. The creative team features choreographer John Heginbotham, set designers Laura Jellinek and Grace Laubacher, costume designer Terese Wadden, lighting designer Scott Zielinski, sound designer Drew Levy, projection designer Joshua Thorson, and musical director Tom Brady. Sam Lilja is dialect coach, and casting is by Jacob Sparrow.

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