Oklahoma! Reviews

“A tour de force that recreates all the verve and vivacity of the original.
The dream sequence ballet is worth the price of the ticket alone.” Sheffield Star

“West End star Marti Webb heads an all-round spectacular cast and her star quality seems to have rubbed off on the bright young talent around her. Mark Evans ticked all the right boxes as happy go-lucky-cowboy Curley. Vocally he was an absolute delight from the moment he opened the show with Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’. His love interest Laurey – played by Gemma Sutton – had an exquisite voice too. The sets, the costumes, and the fabulously choreographed dance routines – especially Laurey’s breathtaking ensemble dream scene, rival any West End show. Be sure not to miss it!” Daily Echo – Bournemouth

“This production wins through by the sheer energy and enthusiasm of its young cast. Mark Evans was a revelation as Curly…vocally he was a delight and delivered a strong and believable performance. The pairing with Gemma Sutton also vocally superb created a beautiful and believable romance with energy and chemistry between them. Pete Gallagher was also excellent as the brooding Jud Fry. Leading the cast as matriarch Aunt Eller Marti Webb has enormous stage presence, and brought warmth, charm and feisty-ness to proceedings….the rousing ‘Farmer and the Cowman’ ….allowed her to deliver the powerhouse performance we have come to expect.” WhatsOnStage.com

“For my money, this new production is up there with the best of them. It is both traditional and totally fresh, and despite having a largely unknown cast could take its place in the West End with pride. Marti Webb is absolutely delightful…commanding the stage whenever she is on it. The choreography was just brilliant with some fantastic routines, especially in the act 1 finale dream ballet, and the athleticism of the performers left me breathless. A great set and superb lighting effects added the finishing touches to a truly wonderful evening.” Scene One

“The show’s singing and dancing are intoxicating, the live orchestra superb.” Southern Daily Echo

“The principle performers exude star quality, and the dancing and singing is first rate” Liverpool Daily Post

“All singing and all dancing, it’s a mightily impressive show. Under the watchful eye of West End star Marti Webb as the matriarchal Aunt Eller the young cast shone. Soaring through the opening number [Mark] Evans showed off a superb voice and later demonstrated excellent dance skills. Gemma Sutton was a good match for him as love interest Laurey. With impressive sets, colourful costumes and those rip-roaring songs, it’s a real treat. Catch it while you can.” Liverpool Echo

“Oh what a beautiful show! This show will have your eyes glued to the stage from start to finish” Southport Champion

“A wonderful evening’s entertainment for the whole family. It is a memorable night.” Click Liverpool

“This production of Oklahoma! is indeed a bright golden haze of a show packed with memorable performances from all involved and so provides an evening’s entertainment to rival anything currently on the road. A rich, vibrant, exquisitely choreographed toe-tapper of a show, crammed with more recognisable show-stoppers than many of its peers put together.” The Stage

“Mark Evans’ vocal and acting ability is plain to see, imbibing the character of Curly with a rich mischievousness that superbly mingles with the shyness of the angel-voiced Gemma Sutton…Marti Webb commands the stage as Aunt Eller….For the fun factor Vas Constanti is all but perfect as Ali Hakim..flirting with Michelle Crook’s delightfully naive Ado Annie Carnes, which brings laughs and sighs aplenty. These are then superbly offset by the moody, broody Pete Gallagher as Jud Fry , who richly deserves his panto-style booing at the curtain call.” The Stage

“This is West End Quality and is easily the best revival of a classic musical I have seen in a very long time. Go see it, and leave smiling! Superb!” Gscene

“A production that’s full to the brim of all the charm and energy that big musicals were built on” thepublicreviews

“This polished production should delight traditionalists as there is sunshine and glamour galore” The Argus

“The production was shot through with real thigh slappin’ energy by a youthful cast of boys and girls whose voices, emotive acting, and athletic dance skills must surely return them to the West End stage soon.” West Sussex Gazette

“I’ve seen countless productions of Oklahoma! over the years but this has to be one of the best. Julian Woolford’s production is fast moving and energetic and Chris Hocking’s choreography is dynamic.” Yorkshire Post

“It was indeed a beautiful evening and people are definitely saying they’re in love with this outstanding performance!” digyorkshire.com

“This production brings sheer quality to the stage in abundance, from the quality of the singing, the skilful choreography, and the superb acting.” Teesdale Mercury

“The Dream Ballet is a pure delight.” Northern Echo

“Mark Evans, playing Curley, proves he deserves to be a star on the stage, dancing, singing and acting with equal talent. Gemma Sutton, playing his love interest Laurey, manages to match Evans in all categories and the two have a natural chemistry. All the actors demonstrate amazing vocal talent, and the songs are the type that can stick in your head for days.” Newcastle Journal

“Excellent choreography, fine dancing and great voices. An impressive production” Latest 7

“An outstanding evening’s entertainment” Bromsgrove Advertiser

“This all guns blazing production shouldn’t be missed. It’s a fabulous evening of classic musical theatre.” Spark FM

“What a magnificent musical this is! It delivers on every count. It’s stamped through with vibrant exuberance and overflows with the feelgood factor. An evening of unalloyed joy” Plymouth Evening Herald

“They don’t write them like that anymore. The reality is with productions as good as this they don’t need to for it is as fresh, fast and funny as it was when written 67 years ago. In a cast which ticks the “first class box” at every level there is an outstanding performance from Mark Evans as Curly.” Bristol Evening Post

“Oh what a beautiful show” Wiltshire Times

“A tour de force that recreates all the verve and vivacity of the original. The dream sequence ballet is worth the price of the ticket alone.” Sheffield Star

“This Oklahoma! is more than OK. The cast deliver some cracking, athletic set-pieces including the Dream ballet and the eponymous Oklahoma!, which got peoples toes tapping throughout the auditorium.” Eastbourne Herald

“In leading man Mark Evans, UK Productions have uncovered a real star. He proves an exemplary singer, outstanding dancer, and certainly a talent we’ll be seeing much, much more of.” Blackpool Gazette

“Choreography by Chris Hocking is superb.” The Argus

“Shot through with real thigh slappin’ energy by a cast whose voices, emotive acting, and athletic dance skills must surely return them all to the West End stage soon. I couldn’t find a fault with a not or a performance.” Sussex Express

“Feel the quality of the casts dancing!” Sheffield Telegraph

“A spectacle that could gallop straight into the West End with all guns blazing.” Nottingham Evening Post