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Rodger's & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! From 27th April to 25th June. Image description: A woman with curly hair, wearing a checked shirt, bathed in orange light in front of a yellow background
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The Bard SummerScape production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

Oklahoma!

In association with Eva Price, Sonia Friedman Productions, Michael Harrison

Music by Richard Rodgers. Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs. Original Choreography by Agnes de Mille.
Directed by Daniel Fish and Jordan Fein

Mon-Sat, 7.30pm

Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm

Socially Distanced Performances

Tue 24 May, 7.30pm - Audio Described performance with free Touch Tour at 6pm

Wed 25 May, 2.30pm

Wed 25 May, 7.30pm

Thu 9 Jun, 7.30pm - Captioned performance

Fri 10 Jun, 7.30pm - Relaxed performance

£10, £20, £40, £58, £65

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★★★★★ "Punchy, playful and sexy, this Oklahoma! is an absolute knockout" Telegraph 

★★★★★ "A masterpiece...absolutely revelatory" WhatsOnStage

★★★★★ "Exceptional" Metro

★★★★★ "Oklahoma! is stunningly reimagined" Financial Times

★★★★ "A stunning reinvention...the best revival yet" Evening Standard

This is Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen it before, re-orchestrated and reimagined for the 21st century. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Daniel Fish's bold interpretation transfers to the Young Vic, direct from an acclaimed run on Broadway and a U.S. tour.

Oklahoma! tells a story of a community banding together against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Seventy-five years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this visionary production is funny and sexy, provocative and probing, without changing a word of the text.

  • Show Warnings

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    Due to the mature content in this production, it is recommended for children ages 12 and up. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre. The production contains haze, smoke, gun imagery, loud gunshot effects, large amounts of blood, and violence. Most of the show takes place in very bright lighting, and the audience is well lit. There are also sudden blackouts and flashing video images. The show contains disturbing themes including mention of suicide and an implied act of sexual assault. Food is handled and consumed on stage during the show. Audiences can email  for a full list of allergens before visiting.

  • Running Time

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    3hrs approx. including interval 
    Act 1 - 1hr 20mins
    Interval 20mins approx. 
    Act 2 - 1hr 15mins

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    Download, print and read the official show programme here 

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Art direction: Emilie Chen. Photography: Mads Perch.
Production photography: Marc Brenner

Director Daniel Fish & Jordan Fein
Orchestration and Arrangements and Co Musical Supervisor Daniel Kluger 
Choreographer John Heginbotham
Co Set Designer Laura JellinekGrace Laubacher
Costume Designer Terese Wadden
Lighting Designer Scott Zielinski
Sound Designer Drew Levy
Projection Designer Joshua Thorson
Co-Music Supervision and Additional Vocal Arrangements Nathan Koci
Musical Director Tom Brady
Associate Choreographer Shelby Williams
Associate Costume Designer Rachel Townsend
Associate Lighting Designer Fiffi Thorsteinsson
Associate Sound Designer Sam Lerner
Associate Musical Director Huw Evans
Dialect Coach Sam Lilja
Assistant Director Nimmo Ismail
Casting Director Jacob Sparrow
Orchestral Manager David Gallagher

With Raphael Bushay, Arthur Darvill, James DavisStavros DemetrakiGreg Hicks, Rebekah Hinds, Anoushka LucasMarie MenceLiza SadovyAshley Samuels, Patrick Vaill, and Marisha Wallace

Audio Described Performance: Tue 24 May, 7.30pm with a Touch Tour at 6pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 9 Jun, 7.30pm
Relaxed performance: Fri 10 Jun, 7.30pm 

Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies
Audio Described and Captioned by Miranda Yates

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