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Wicked The Musical
Member Name: MeganFF
Wicked The Musical
Advantages: everything is amazing
Disadvantages: prices in the theatre bar
On a trip to the O2 last year to see Kylie, my bloke spotted a poster for the musical Wicked, and had been going on about going to see it ever since. So when his birthday rolled round this year, I bought us tickets to see the show.
Wicked is wicked! From the stage curtain showing the map of Oz, to the dragon above and the Oz Dust Boutiques selling the merchandise (yes spent far too much in there) everything was amazing.
The voices were stunning, it's still hard to believe that such perfect voices were coming out of the people on the stage.
The mix of humour into the story was just right, the love triangle in the plot was not over done so didn't take over.
The costumes were great, in fact there was a dress or two of Glinda's that I'd love to get my hands on!
The actors themselves were perfect. The caster's really should pat themselves on the back. They were completely believable as the characters they portrayed, even tho you recognised their faces from other things they'd done.
The lighting and sets were just right for each part of the story, adding to the magic rather than over-powering or dimming it.
And although it IS a musical, the singing fits the story. It's not all singing, there are spoken parts to the play, so the mix of talk and song I thought was just right.
I think I liked it!!
The only thing for me, was the Elphaba actress was changed at the interval, which did break the spell a bit. A shame, but both actresses were really good.
Sorry, just realised I never mentioned what Wicked is about!
It is the untold story of the two witches of Oz. Elphaba (the green one) and Glinda (Gar-Linda to start, the good) meet at school, and end up sharing a room. The story covers how Elphaba became known as the Wicked Witch and Glinda the Good Witch. (I won't say more than that, because I could be here all day, and end up spoiling it for those that are going to see the show)
It is a well told tale of friendship, adolescence, love and Oz.
I can't recommend this show highly enough
It is playing in the Apollo Victoria theatre in London (right across the street to the Victoria Station, so you can't miss it)
Summary: If you haven't seen this - GO AND SEE IT!!!
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