London’s West End has a great history of spectacular productions, and one show that has captivated audiences for years is the iconic Wicked musical. Having recently attended a performance of the London version at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, I am thrilled to share our enchanting experience with you.
Wicked Musical London Review
Despite having seen the show before, each performance feels like a brand new adventure, thanks to the talented cast. The atmosphere in the theatre was amazing, the stage design was breath-taking, and the music was fantastic. I couldn’t help but sing along to iconic songs like “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and “For Good.”
Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. The musical tells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and how their friendship was tested as they navigated the political and social upheaval of Oz.
Wicked has been a huge success since it premiered in 2003. It has won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has been seen by over 55 million people worldwide. The musical is currently playing in London at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
What is the storyline of Wicked?
“Wicked” takes us on an extraordinary journey to the Land of Oz, offering a fresh perspective on the story of “The Wizard of Oz.” The musical explores the untold story of the Witches of Oz, focusing on the unlikely friendship between the misunderstood Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West, and the popular Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. This imaginative prequel delves into the events leading up to Dorothy’s arrival, unveiling a web of intrigue, romance, and self-discovery.
Why is Wicked the Musical so popular?
There are many reasons why Wicked is so popular but the widespread appeal of “Wicked” can probably be attributed to its unique storyline, unforgettable music, and its ability to connect with audiences of every generation. The musical unravels the tale of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and her unexpected bond with Glinda, the Good Witch.
Where is Wicked playing in London?
Wicked London is playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, which is located in the heart of London’s West End, very close to Victoria Station.
The exact address is: 17 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, London, SW1V 1LG
London Wicked Musical Cast
The main cast members of the show are as follows:
ALEXIA KHADIME – Elphaba
LUCY ST. LOUIS – Glinda
RYAN REID – Fiyero
SOPHIE-LOUISE DANN – Madame Morrible
MARK CURRY – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
CAITLIN ANDERSON – Nessarose
JOE THOMPSON-OUBARI – Boq
SIMEON TRUBY – Doctor Dillamond
You can see the current full Wicked cast and creative team behind the show on the Wicked website.
How long is the show?
The show is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes long, including one intermission.
Is Wicked London appropriate for children?
The show is recommended for ages 7 and up. There are some scary moments, but they are not too intense for most children.
How much are tickets for Wicked in London?
Ticket prices for Wicked London vary depending on the performance date and seat location. Tickets can be purchased online or at the theatre box office.
How can I get discount tickets?
There are several ways to get discount tickets for Wicked London. You can check Official London Theatre for fabulous deals on this show and many others, or you can sign up for email alerts from the theatre box office.
Don’t miss out on the exciting Kids Week this August! Kids go free to London theatres with a paying adult for the entire month, and you can bring two more children for half price. It’s the perfect opportunity for a family outing you won’t forget and perfect for entertaining the kids during the summer holidays!
What are the best seats in the theatre?
The best seats in the theatre are generally in the stalls or the dress circle. These seats offer a good view of the stage and the orchestra pit. Our tickets were in the dress circle which gave us a great view of the stage.
What is the dress code for Wicked?
There is no formal dress code for Wicked London. However, most people dress in smart casual attire.
Thoughts on Wicked Musical London
The cast is phenomenal. The two leads, Elphaba and Glinda, were incredible and brought the characters to life. I must say that Alexia Khadime has an amazing voice. The supporting cast is also excellent, and they all give outstanding performances.
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*Disclosure: We were invited to watch Wicked for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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