Wicked

Opened: 27th September 2006

Booking period: 26th May 2018

Show Times: Monday-Saturday 19:30, Wednesday & Saturday 14:30

Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Venue: Apollo Victoria Theatre

Website: www.wickedthemusical.co.uk

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The Show

Wicked is a musical by Winnie Holzman, with music by Stephen Schwartz, and it is based on Gregory Maguire’s ‘The Life and Times of the Wicked Witches of the West’, which gives an alternative viewpoint to the 1900 classic book by L Frank Baum ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

Wicked follows the story of two witches, Elphaba Thropp and Glinda Upland. Elphaba begins her journey when she accompanies her younger sister, Nessarose, to Shiz. She is laughed at and stared at for her green-ness by other students but is looked upon with favour by Madam Morrible who spots her unique talent and powers.

She is put in the same room as Glinda, and, initially, the pair clash but in the end come together and appreciate what they have learnt from each other.  There is a love triangle between the two witches and the dashing, scandalous prince, Fiyero.  Both the witches are in love with him and, in the end, he makes the unlikely choice of Elphaba over Glinda.

The show premiered in May 2003 in San Francisco, and opened on Broadway later that year. Following success on Broadway, the musical opened in the West End’s Apollo Victoria Theatre in 2006 and is currently celebrating its 10th year.

Wicked features many iconic musical theatre songs, such as ‘Defying Gravity’, ‘The Wizard and I’, ‘Dancing Through Life’, ‘Popular’ and ‘No Good Deed’.

 

The Cast

Leading

Alice Fearn as Elphaba

Sophie Evans as Glinda

Bradley Jaden as Fiyero

Lauren Pick as Standby for Elphaba

Carina Gillespie as Standby for Glinda

Supporting

Sarah McNicholas as Nessarose

Jack Lansbury as Boq

Andy Hockley as The Wizard

Melanie La Barrie as Madam Morrible

Martin Ball as Doctor Dillamond

Ensemble and Swing

Jennie Abbotts, Ashley Birchall, Nicole Carlisle, Nicholas Corre, Conor Crown, Kerry Enright, Aimée Fisher, Joseph Fletcher, Alexandra Grierson, Katy Hanna, Tom Andrew Hargreaves, Olivia Kate Holding, Claudia Kariuki, Will Lucas, James McHugh, Danny Michaels, Ellie Mitchell, Rosa O’Reilly, Matt Parsons, Alex Pinder, Sam Robinson, Paulo Teixeira, Samantha Thomas, Hannah Toy, Russell Walker, Sasha Wareham and Libby Watts

 

Information

Our reviews were spellbound by Wicked – “a wonderful show featuring amazing music, lively dancing and humour” – to read their ★★★★★ review click here.

Wicked is playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and is currently booking until 26th May 2018.  The Apollo Victoria Theatre opened in 1930 as a cinema and variety theatre.  It didn’t play host to a musical until 1961.

The Apollo Victoria Theatre is owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and therefore the best place to buy tickets for Wicked is through their website.  For more information on your visit to the Apollo Victoria Theatre, read our guide.