Discover the untold story of the witches of Oz, with spellbinding songs, a powerful story and incredible visual spectacles. Best for age 7+.
A spellbinding journey to OzWicked is the smash-hit musical that has been casting its magical spell over the West End for more than 14 years at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
Ever wondered what happened before Dorothy embarked on her unforgettable journey along the Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz? Wicked, based on Gregory Maguire’s acclaimed novel, reveals the untold story of how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good fulfilled their destinies.
Wicked follows the unlikely friendship between Shiz University’s most popular student, Glinda, and the ostracised girl with emerald green skin, Elphaba. Over the course of this inspiring musical about friendship, morality and identity, the two students begin an extraordinary adventure that changes the course of history forever.
This visually stunning musical is backed by an unforgettable score, including modern musical theatre staples such as "Defying Gravity" and "The Wizard and I".
What is Wicked the musical about?The story serves as a prequel to The Wizard of Oz that explores the origins of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good Witch. Starting years before Dorothy sets foot on the yellow brick road, the story opens at Shiz University when Elphaba and Glinda are assigned as roommates on their first day.
Although the pair couldn't be more different at first glance, they soon strike up a friendship, which is tested by the arrival of the handsome Fiyero and their opposing views on politics and authority. When Elphaba's talent for magic takes her all the way to the Emerald City and a meeting with the Wizard, Glinda joins her. But they soon discover that the Wizard is not all he seems, with consequences that leave Elphaba branded wicked throughout the whole of Oz.
Where can I watch Wicked in London?The Apollo Victoria Theatre has been the home of Wicked in the West End since 2006. Theatregoers are well-connected to Undergound, National Rail and National Express coach services as Victoria Station and Victoria Coach Station are both a short walk away.
How long is Wicked the musical and what time do performances finish?The running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.
Evening performances on Tuesday to Saturday start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.15pm. Matinee performances are on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 2.30pm and ending at 5.15pm.
Who wrote Wicked the musical?Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (The Prince of Egypt) and screenwriter Winnie Holzman adapted the musical from Gregory Maguire's popular fantasy novel of the same name. Maguire's book is itself inspired by L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz.
Who is in the West End cast of Wicked?The London cast is led by Alexia Khadime as Elphaba and Lucy St. Louis as Glinda. Other cast members include Ryan Reid as Fiyero, Sophie-Louise Dann as Madame Morrible, Mark Curry as the Wizard and Caitlin Anderson as Nessarose.
Idina Menzel, who originated the role of Elphaba on Broadway, also starred in Wicked in the West End when it first opened in 2006.
When did Wicked open in London?The production premiered in London on 27 September 2006, after a hugely successful Broadway season. It has been seen by over 10 million people and is the 5th longest-running musical currently playing in the West End.
Wicked tickets remain one of the most popular choices for theatregoers, young and old. Since premiering in London in 2006, this award-winning musical has sold over 9 million tickets and is guaranteed to leave you spellbound.