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…
WICKED is the extraordinary musical that has wowed audiences around the world and is packed with spectacular sets and costumes, epic stage effects and one of the most beautiful and tuneful scores in the West End.
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.
With music and lyrics by Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and direction by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello, Wicked opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on 27 September 2006 (previews from 7 September 2006) and has been wildly successful ever since.
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.
A terrific cast includes Kerry Ellis as Elphaba (until 25 October, except 2-10 October, 14-16 October and 18 October), Savannah Stevenson as Glinda, Jeremy Taylor as Fiyero, Martyn Ellis as The Wizard, Sue Kelvin as Madame Morrible, Paul Clarkson as Doctor Dillamond, Sam Lupton as Boq, Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose, Emma Hatton as Standby Elphaba and Sophie Linder-Lee as Standby Glinda.
From 27 October 2014, the cast will include Jennifer DiNioia as Elphaba, Liza Sadovy as Madame Morrible and Philip Childs as Doctor Dillamond.
“Sexy, sassy and sensational – it is magnificent to see a musical that manages to be both populist and intelligent at the same time.” Daily Telegraph
“A magical mystery tour through the fantasy land of Oz” Evening Standard
“One of the country’s strongest and most enduringly popular shows. Enlightening, hilarious, heartbreaking and suitably magical – if you haven’t yet, we recommend you rush to see Wicked.” Harper’s Bazaar
“One of the most popular West End musicals ever.” Evening Standard
“Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense.” Time Out
“One of the best musicals I’ve seen and a great escape from reality. Even if musicals aren’t your thing, see it. You won’t be disappointed – it’s magic!” Sunday Mirror
Official West End Theatre tickets for Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
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