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The smash-hit Tony Award winning production of Oklahoma!

This is a production of Oklahoma! like you’ve never seen before, re-orchestrated and reimagined for the 21st century.

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, director Daniel Fish brings his acclaimed New York production, which is stripped down to reveal the darker psychological truths at its core, to the UK for the first time.  

The all-star cast at the Young Vic included Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), Anoushka Lucas (Afterlife at the National Theatre), James Davis (the New York production of Oklahoma!), Stavros Demetraki (National Theatre), Olivier Award nominee Liza Sadovy (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), Patrick Vaill (Dash & Lily) and West End musicals star Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls, Waitress, Hairspray).

This visionary new production is funny, sexy, provocative and probing, all without changing a word of the text.

What’s the story of Oklahoma!?

Oklahoma! tells a story of a community banding together against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Set in Western Indian Territory just after the turn of the 20th Century, the spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the backdrop for the love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl.

Who is starring in Oklahoma!

The Young Vic cast starred Arthur Darvill as Curly McLain, alongside Anoushka Lucas as Laurey Williams, James Davis as Will Parker, Stavros Demetraki as Ali Hakim, Olivier Award nominee Liza Sadovy as Aunt Eller, Patrick Vaill as Jud Fry and Marisha Wallace as Ado Annie. The cast was completed by 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.

There’s no current announcement of a West End transfer cast.

Creative team of Oklahoma!

The creative team for Oklahoma! consists of co-directors Daniel Fish and Jordan Fein, with Orchestrations, Arrangements by Daniel Kluger and Co-Music Supervision by Daniel Kluger and Nathan Koci, Choreography by John Heginbotham, Co-Set Design by Laura Jellinek and Grace Laubacher, Costume Design by Terese Wadden, Lighting Design by Scott Zielinski, Sound Design by Drew Levy, Projection Design by Joshua Thorson, Musical Director Tom Brady and Casting by Jacob Sparrow, with Associate Choreographer Shelby Williams Assistant Director Nimmo Ismail, Associate Costume Designer Rachel Townsend, Associate Lighting Designer Fiffi Thorsteinsson, Associate Musical Director Huw Evans, Dialect Coach Sam Lilja and Orchestral Manager David Gallagher.

Oklahoma! is produced by the Young Vic, Broadway’s Eva Price, and West End producers Sonia Friedman Productions and Michael Harrison.


Reviews of Oklahoma!

★★★★ "The best revival yet" - Evening Standard
★★★★ "This radical Rodgers & Hammerstein revival lives up to the thirsty hype" - TimeOut
★★★★ "Modern, sexy... injects thrills into a familiar musical, making it feel newly minted" - The Guardian
★★★★ "Ingenious, and freshly thrilling" - i News
BROADWAY REVIEW: “A smashing Oklahoma! is reborn. Daniel Fish’s wide-awake, jolting and altogether wonderful production is thrilling!” - New York Times
BROADWAY REVIEW: "This is the OKLAHOMA! that was there all along" - New York Magazine
BROADWAY REVIEW: "A revelation. A bold reimagining" - Hollywood Reporter
BROADWAY REVIEW: "The most thrilling musical revival I’ve ever seen." - New York Times
★★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Age restrictions
12+ due to the mature content in this production
Running time
3 hours (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

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Important Notes

Due to the mature content in this production, it is recommended for children ages 12 and up. This production contains haze, smoke, flashing lights, gun imagery, loud gunshot effects, moments of darkness, large amounts of blood, violence, and total blackouts. The show contains disturbing themes including mention of suicide. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.



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Oklahoma! Reviews at the Young Vic starring Arthur Darvill, Anoushka Lucas and Marisha Wallace ★★★★

A reviews roundup for the new Young Vic production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical Oklahoma!

Daniel Fish’s acclaimed New York revival of Oklahoma! has opened at the Young Vic Theatre.

Running until 25 June 2022 in London, this production originally premiered at the Richard B. Fisher Center in upstate New York in 2015, ahead of its New York premiere at St. Ann’s Warehouse in 2018, winning a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Arthur Darvill stars as Curly McLain, with Anoushka Lucas as Laurey Williams, James Davis as Will Parker, Stavros Demetraki as Ali Hakim, Olivier Award nominee Liza Sadovy as Aunt Eller, Patrick Vaill as Jud Fry and Marisha Wallace as Ado Annie.

The cast is complete with 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.

The creative team for Oklahoma! is co-directors Daniel Fish and Jordan Fein, with Orchestrations, Arrangements by Daniel Kluger and Co-Music Supervision by Daniel Kluger and Nathan Koci, Choreography by John Heginbotham, Co-Set Design by Laura Jellinek and Grace Laubacher, Costume Design by Terese Wadden, Lighting Design by Scott Zielinski, Sound Design by Drew Levy, Projection Design by Joshua Thorson, Musical Director Tom Brady and Casting by Jacob Sparrow, with Associate Choreographer Shelby Williams Assistant Director Nimmo Ismail, Associate Costume Designer Rachel Townsend, Associate Lighting Designer Fiffi Thorsteinsson, Associate Musical Director Huw Evans, Dialect Coach Sam Lilja and Orchestral Manager David Gallagher.

Read reviews from the Guardian, TimeOut, The Times, i News and more.

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Oklahoma! cast announced for the Young Vic including Arthur Darvill, Anoushka Lucas & Marisha Wallace

The cast has been revealed for the forthcoming Young Vic production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical Oklahoma!

Daniel Fish’s striking New York revival of the show is coming to the Young Vic from 26 April to 25 June 2022.

This production originally premiered at the Richard B. Fisher Center in upstate New York in 2015, ahead of its New York premiere at St. Ann’s Warehouse in 2018, winning a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Arthur Darvill has been cast as Curly McLain, alongside Anoushka Lucas as Laurey Williams, James Davis as Will Parker, Stavros Demetraki as Ali Hakim, Olivier Award nominee Liza Sadovy as Aunt Eller, Patrick Vaill as Jud Fry and Marisha Wallace as Ado Annie.

The cast is complete with 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.

The show promises to present Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen it before, completely re-orchestrated and reimagined. Seventy-five years after Rodgers and Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this visionary production is funny and sexy, provocative and probing, without changing a word of the text.

Oklahoma! tells the story of a community banding together against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America.

The creative team for Oklahoma! consists of co-directors Daniel Fish and Jordan Fein, with Orchestrations, Arrangements by Daniel Kluger and Co-Music Supervision by Daniel Kluger and Nathan Koci, Choreography by John Heginbotham, Co-Set Design by Laura Jellinek and Grace Laubacher, Costume Design by Terese Wadden, Lighting Design by Scott Zielinski, Sound Design by Drew Levy, Projection Design by Joshua Thorson, Musical Director Tom Brady and Casting by Jacob Sparrow, with Associate Choreographer Shelby Williams Assistant Director Nimmo Ismail, Associate Costume Designer Rachel Townsend, Associate Lighting Designer Fiffi Thorsteinsson, Associate Musical Director Huw Evans, Dialect Coach Sam Lilja and Orchestral Manager David Gallagher.

Arthur Darvill told the press today that: “I am thrilled to be pulling up my cowboy boots and joining the cast of Oklahoma. This is one of those parts that comes along once in a lifetime. I feel very lucky indeed to be working on this groundbreaking production with such an extraordinary group of people.”

Anoushka Lukas said: “I feel so incredibly lucky to be playing Laurey in such a fresh, raw and original production of one of my all time favourite musicals. I grew up watching Oklahoma on screen and on stage, so the fact that I now get to be part of this magnificent reimagining (and at the Young Vic!) is a dream come true. I cannot wait.”

Patrick Vaill said: “I can’t wait to share this story and Daniel’s staggering vision of it with this cast and with audiences here. To perform in the UK and at the Young Vic at all, let alone in this production that is so thrilling to play and that I believe in so deeply, is an honor and a privilege beyond even my most wishful thinking. I think it’ll be a powerful experience.”

Oklahoma! is produced by the Young Vic, Broadway’s Eva Price, and West End producers Sonia Friedman Productions and Michael Harrison.

Currently playing at the Young Vic is The Collaboration to get Broadway transfer, new movie version starring Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope

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Is Oklahoma! transferring to the West End? (Stage Spy)

Stage Spy News: The Young Vic announced last week that the 2019 Broadway production of Oklahoma! is to be staged in London, helmed by the Broadway production’s director Daniel Fish.

But the co-producers of the show aren’t your everyday partners, with the original Broadway producer Eva Price involved, plus West End producer/impresario Sonia Friedman Productions and high-profile London producer Michael Harrison.

The Young Vic run is a short but sweet 2 months (26 April to 25 June 2022), so we are assuming, and hoping, and praying, that the show will move on to somewhere bigger, and for longer, in Summer 2022.

Sonia Friedman is arguably today’s most important and prolific West End producer, with a long track-record of producing successful musicals and plays in London. Her current productions in the West End include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre; The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre; The Shark is Broken at the Ambassadors Theatre; and starting tonight, 3 December, at the Bush Theatre, Fair Play written by Ella Road.

Forthcoming shows from Sonia Friedman include Ruth Wilson in The Human Voice at the Harold Pinter Theatre from March 2022; To Kill a Mockingbird at the Gielgud Theatre starring Rafe Spall from March 2022; Jerusalem at the Apollo Theatre from April 2022 starring Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook; Robert Icke’s production of Oedipus; and Mark Rylance in Dr Semmelweis at the Bristol Old Vic from January.

Sonia Friedman Productions is also active in the US, producing Funny Girl on Broadway in March 2022 starring Beanie Feldstein as Fanny Brice and Ramin Karimloo as Nick Arnstein, plus a US tour of Mean Girls.

Michael Harrison is one of the West End’s key producers through his Michael Harrison Entertainment company. His productions currently include Beverly Knight musical The Drifter’s Girl at the Garrick Theatre; and forthcoming festive treat Pantoland at the Palladium starring Donny Osmond and Julian Clary; and the UK tour of Disney musical Bedknobs and Broomsticks, which is also rumoured to be coming into the London at some point. Harrison also produced the recent revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat the London Palladium.

Eva Price is a multi Tony Award winning producer, through her Maximum Entertainment Productions with Avram Freedberg. Current productions on Broadway include Jagged Little Pill at the Broadhurst Theatre; Tina – The Tina Turner Musical; and Dear Evan Hansen; and the US tours of Oklahoma! and What The Constitution Means To Me.

We have everything crossed that Oklahoma! will get a longer run in the West End!

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Oklahoma! returns to London in Broadway transfer to the Young Vic

Classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! is returning to London this Spring.

Coming to the Young Vic for a strictly limited season from 26 April to 25 June 2021, the show is a transfer of the 2019 smash-hit Broadway revival of the show.

Directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Fish, the production has been completely re-staged and re-orchestrated for the 21st century.

The production won a Tony Award in 2019 for Best Revival of a Musical. It was originally developed, produced and premiered at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in New York in July 2015. It was then re-developed and produced by St. Ann’s Warehouse and Eva Price at the Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Theater, Brooklyn, NY, in Autumn 2018, before transferring to Broadway, to enjoy a 328-performance run at the Circle in the Square Theatre.

The musical is coming to the Young Vic as a co-production with Broadway mega-producer Eva Price, and West End producers Sonia Friedman Productions and Michael Harrison.

Alongside Daniel Fish as director, the creative team includes Orchestrations, Arrangements & Music Supervision by Daniel Kluger, choreography by John Heginbotham, set design by Laura Jellinek, costume design by Terese Wadden, lighting design by Scott Zielinski, sound design by Drew Levy, projection designer by Joshua Thorson, casting director by Jacob Sparrow, associate director by Jordan Fein and associate set designer by Grace Laubacher.

No word yet on casting, or if the production is going to transfer into the West End.

Oklahoma! has music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It’s based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs. The original production of Oklahoma! opened at the St. James Theatre in New York on 31 March 1943.

News of Oklahoma! comes as the Young Vic announces its new 2022 Spring Season at the theatre, including new play The Collaboration starring Jeremy Pope and Paul Bettany.

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Young Vic announces Spring 2022 Season in London, including Paul Bettany and Oklahoma!

The Artistic Director of the Young Vic theatre in London, Kwame Kwei-Armah, has announced the venue’s forthcoming Spring 2022 season.

The productions include The Collaboration, a new play written by Anthony McCarten and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, which explores the complex and captivating relationship between Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. The play will star Broadway actor Jeremy Pope (Choir Boy, Ain’t Too Proud) and Paul Bettany (The Avengers, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) as the artists.

Also at the Young Vic next Spring is the Broadway transfer of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicalOklahoma! The Tony Award winning revival of Oklahoma! is reimagined for the 21st Century by Tony Award winner Daniel Fish, proving to be a provocative and probing new production. Read more about the new production of Oklahoma! at the Young Vic.

The Young Vic’s production of Best of Enemies, a co-production with Headlong, starts tomorrow 4 December at the theatre until 22 January 2022. A new play by James Graham (Quiz, Labour of Love), directed by Jeremy Herrin (This House, People, Places and Things),Best of Enemies stars Charles Edwards and David Harewood.

In the theatre’s Clare Theatre space, Deirdre McLaughlin, who is the 2021 Genesis Future Director Award recipient, directs a new play. Also five plays will bring together five directors and five writers, to make five-minute plays, with James Barnes, David Furlong, David Gilbert, Abigail Sewell and Khadifa Wong directing works by Babirye Bukilwa, Gael Le Cornec, Martin Crimp, Erinn Dhesi and Mufaro Makubika.

Following over twenty years supporting early-career artists, the Young Vic’s Directors Program will be reimagined as the Creators Program, a home for multi-disciplinary, anti-disciplinary and hybrid artists. Creative Headspace #2 will see the Young Vic support up to 50 members of the Genesis Network with a paid opportunity to be creative on the Young Vic’s TikTok channel, with support and workshops on working in the medium.

Kwame Kwei-Armah said in a statement to the press: “There is a moment at the beginning of every theatre show when you and your fellow audience take a collective breath before diving into a story that could change you or your perspective irrevocably. To my mind, the work and projects announced today channel this energy. As we offer them, I ask that together we take a breath, listen carefully, and be open to reimagining what we thought we knew.

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“Tony Award-winning Oklahoma! unlocks a fresh perspective on a great American musical, whilst The Collaboration invites us behind the iconography and fame, and inside the intimate friendship between two artists. These stories ask us to lean in closely and challenge our preconceptions.

“At the same time, Sue Emmas and the Directors Program take an exciting new step: rebranding as the Creators Program. This new iteration innovates how we support anti-disciplinary and hybrid theatre-makers’ work and self-expression – as just one example, we launch Creative Headspace #2 by inviting artists to explore the medium of TikTok. We also take this moment to celebrate the 100 writers and directors who have participated in Five Plays, as we announce the latest group of artists to experiment with their craft in our house. Later next year Deirdre McLaughlin, our 2021 Genesis Future Directors Award recipient, will be supported to make a fully-resourced production at the Young Vic.

“Across all our work, we safeguard our accessible ticket pricing model, despite the financial challenges of the last 18 months, with 10% of tickets going free to schools, community members who experience barriers to access and early-career artists. Our commitment to channeling our work in the digital space continues, and we will be sharing more information about how audiences around the UK and globally can join us soon.

“So, I invite you to join us- whether you’re an artist, audience member or supporter – as together we take the bold step of inhabiting someone else’s world, receiving their perspective and being open to change. We’ll see you there as the lights go down – it’s going to be thrilling.”

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