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Wicked The Musical
Member Name: Evie-x-
Wicked The Musical
Advantages: Funny, emotional musical. You will have a different view of the Wicked Witch
Wicked is an amazing musical full of wit, sorrow, intrigue and amazing songs. Based at the Apollo theatre in Victoria in London it is easy to access. There are many hotels near by including the Premier Inn. Buses and taxis are of the plenty.
When Dorothy faced the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one side of the story. Wicked tells the story of the friendship between Elphaba ( so called wicked witch) and Glinda the good witch. The love story of Elphaba and the scrummy Boq. This is not a copy of Wizard of Oz it has elements that are seen in the Wizard of Oz for example you find out how the lion became a coward. You don't have Dorothy dancing about although she does play a small very funny part! I really want to tell you more but I don't want to ruin it for you.
Wicked is based on Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. With amazing music composed by Stephen Schwartz. The talented singers and musicians of the orchestra are breathtaking. My husband who is not a fan of the theatre was blown away by the musical.
The songs include
No one mourns the wicked,
Defying Gravity( this was performed on the Royal Variety Show years ago- Elphaba flies!)
The set is stunning from the curtain with the map of Oz on it to the netting that actors dressed as monkeys climb on. Every time I have been I have noticed new things. Above the stage there is a giant dragon which moves during the show. When choosing your seats make sure you are not right at the front as you really want to be further back to see the whole stage.
The apollo theatre has good size seats that are comfy even when I was 8 months pregnant I had space! If disabled it would be best to phone he theatre access line to check for access details and assistance available.Tickets range from £20 to £75. We have bought tickets from a discount booth before which were very good seats but at a cheap price. In the lobby of the theatre you can buy the usual snacks and drinks but they are very expensive. They have some lovely souvenirs I even have a Wicked baby-grow for my little one !
Wicked is going on tour in 2014 visiting
I have my fingers crossed that it will come to the South. For now I will just have to stick with my cd.
Wicked won the 2010 Olivier Award for Most Popular Show and has had 5 million visitors so it is not just me who loves it. It will appeal to young, old, male and female. You do not need to be an Oz fan. I would say that this is not a children's show. This is a story bout witches and some dark moments which could cause little ones to have nightmares.
If you are in London you will not regret seeing this Wicked show!
Summary: Find out the real reason that the green wicked witch got a reputation as Wicked!