Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre
Experience the unforgettable, award-winning musical WICKED and discover that you’ve not been told the whole story about the land of Oz…
Now in its 8th year in the West End, WICKED is the extraordinary musical with music and lyrics by Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on 27 September 2006 (previews from 7 September 2006) and has been wildly successful ever since.
An acclaimed cast includes Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba, Savannah Stevenson as Glinda, Jeremy Taylor as Fiyero, Sue Kelvin as Madame Morrible, Sam Kelly as The Wizard, Paul Clarkson as Doctor Dillamond, Sam Lupton as Boq, and Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose, plus Emma Hatton as Standby Elphaba and Sophie Linder-Lee as Standby Glinda.
Wicked tells the untold story of an unlikely friendship between the blonde and popular witch Glinda and a misunderstood green witch named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wizard, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
“Sexy, sassy and sensational – it is magnificent to see a musical that manages to be both populist and intelligent at the same time.” The Daily Telegraph
“A magical mystery tour through the fantasy land of Oz” London Evening Standard
Theatre: Apollo Victoria Theatre