Age Restriction: Recommended for ages 7+, children under 4 will not be admitted. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by adult during the performance.
Important Info: The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays. Circle row A, G & P Restricted View warning - Balcony wall (row A) and the low safety rail (rows G & P). It is recommended that these seats are for customers who are 5’8” (173cm) or taller but are suitable for most adults.
In 1939 audiences around the world were dazzled by the colourful adventure The Wizard Of Oz, the movie adaptation of L Frank Baum’s classic novel featuring Julie Garland travelling down a yellow brick road alongside some memorable companions. The movie popularised iconic characters from the Tin Man to the Scarecrow, whilst introducing new songs into mainstream culture such as Over the Rainbow and We’re Off To See The Wizard. But it also introduced us to two embittered enemies whose rivalry had a tight grip on the Land of Oz – and it’s these two characters who form the basis of Wicked.
You see, there’s a lot that happened before Dorothy hurtled into the town, swept up by a chaotic tornado. Before her and Toto went on their adventure, two characters would go through life changing moments that would define the land for years to come.
In Wicked, we learn how these two characters came to be. We start the story in the playground as two unlikely friends form the basis of the story. One of them is Glinda, a beautiful and popular girl with high ambitions, whilst the other is Elphaba – cursed with pearl green skin, shunned by her classmates and full of intelligence. Pretty soon their relationship develops into a bitter playground rivalry, one that will mirror the battle between the two later in their lives as they both grow up to become figures we recognise from Dorothy’s adventure – Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West.
This musical production at the Apollo Victoria Theatre features its own memorable songs, which have contributed to its long lasting popularity both in the West End and across the Atlantic on Broadway. Musical numbers include The Wizard And I, Dear Old Shiz, For Good, No One Mourns The Wicked and Dancing Through Life, amongst others.
Its current popularity has been felt throughout its run, with Wicked earning a lot of praise when it opened on Broadway in 2003. It had already been highly anticipated as an adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s novel and by the time it reached the West End, success was already cemented before its first performance.
It opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in September 2006 and has continued strong since, taking bookings far into the new decade.
Did You Know?
• Wicked’s full title is “Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz”
• The current cast includes Emma Hatton as Elphaba, Savannah Stevenson as Glinda and Tom McGowan as The Wizard of Oz (as of 11 Jan 2016).
• As well as London and New York, the show has also been seen in San Francisco, Toronto and Sydney, amongst many others.
• Though it is yet to reach fruition, there has been talk of a feature film version of Wicked for over a decade.
|Booking From:||Saturday, 6th February 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 29th April 2017|
|Running Time:||2 hours 45 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Recommended for ages 7+, children under 4 will not be admitted. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by adult during the performance.|
|Important Info:||The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays. Circle row A, G & P Restricted View warning - Balcony wall (row A) and the low safety rail (rows G & P). It is recommended that these seats are for customers who are 5’8” (173cm) or taller but are suitable for most adults.|
|Wed:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Sat:||2.30pm and 7.30pm|
|Monday, 08 Feb, 2016||Apollo Victoria Theatre, London||Wicked|
|Tuesday, 09 Feb, 2016||Apollo Victoria Theatre, London||Wicked|
|Wednesday, 10 Feb, 2016||Apollo Victoria Theatre, London||Wicked|
|Thursday, 11 Feb, 2016||Apollo Victoria Theatre, London||Wicked|
|Friday, 12 Feb, 2016||Apollo Victoria Theatre, London||Wicked|
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