Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre tickets
Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre tickets

Wicked tickets from £23.00

Tickets from £23.00

Overview

Since opening in the West End in 2006 Wicked has proven incredibly popular with audiences and this shows no sign of wavering with the show becoming the recipient of the Olivier Audience Award at the 2015 ceremony.

Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The life and times of the wicked witch of the west the show tells the untold story of the witches of OZ and provides a different perspective on the famously most wicked of witches. The story, which shows that PR and media representations have a lot to answer for, is adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman.

After initially disliking each other intensely blonde and popular Glinda and green outcast Elphaba two sorcery students at the prestigious Shiz university form an unlikely friendship however this friendship is tested to the limit after an encounter with the Wizard of Oz where the girls are asked to stick to their principles with their decisions taking them on very different paths; ultimately to one being labelled as good and the other as wicked.

The show boasts a score by Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz. Among the musical’s most memorable songs are “Popular”, “For Good” and of course stand out anthem “Defying Gravity” in which Elphaba, thanks to a touch of theatrical magic, really does!

The first half begins before the story of The Wizard of OZ while the second half runs parallel to it. Fans of original will enjoy the many references to it and the way the story seeks to explain elements of the world of the story.

Stunning sets and costumes, including a giant dragon which looms over the auditorium, make this show a feast for the eyes while the heartwarming story of female friendship and catchy score make this a dazzling spectacular and an unforgettable experience.

The original Broadway production starred Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth as the witches of OZ and the strong female roles continue to attract the crème de la crème of musical theatre talent.

With its 10th anniversary at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in 2016, an extra special cast will return for the momentous celebration, from the 5th September 2016. Rachel Tucker will return to reprise her starring role of Elphaba, following a popular stint in the Broadway production, as well as being joined by Suzie Mathers from the Australian company as Glinda, while Anita Dobson takes the role of Madame Morrible. The much loved Oliver Savile will continue his role as Fiyero.

Prepare to be spellbound!

Recommended for

Wicked is a modern classic and a great show for the whole family. Fans of The Wizard of Oz will love the many references but the story can also be enjoyed without prior knowledge.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for children 8+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Opened: 07 Sep 2006
Press night: 27 Sep 2006
Booking from: 12 Dec 2017
Booking until: 01 Dec 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Wednesday 13 Dec 20172:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 14 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Friday 15 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Saturday 16 Dec 20172:30pm7:30pm
Monday 18 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Tuesday 19 Dec 2017--7:30pm
Wednesday 20 Dec 20172:30pm--

Location and map

Apollo Victoria Theatre
17 Wilton Road
London, SW1V 1LL

1462 Reviews Add review

This musical is beautifully set, created by Eugene Lee, from the huge dragon puppet to the ticket mechanical clock that surrounds ... More

katierose 5"7, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This musical is beautifully set, created by Eugene Lee, from the huge dragon puppet to the ticket mechanical clock that surrounds the stage. With swift scene changes that go unnoticed throughout. Its a brilliant take, and yet simplistic all the same. Allowing the audience to focus on the story, that so many of us have grown to love. But this gives Susan Hilferty's costume a chance to shine also, as they are clothes that you cannot ignore them! From the students prom, to the Emerald City, each is given character, sass, and décor like no other! I especially love Elphaba's black number in Act 2, is beautiful, with so much detail! Wicked is defiantly a show you can continue going back and seeing - having seen it 3 times now myself! To travel back to Oz is an fabulous trip, making it unforgettable. One thing I will mention that was a disappointment was the audience etiquette, this was by far the worse audience I have been in! with getting up in their seats to go to the toilet, and many taking photos through the show, which led to the stewards having to run around to stop them -causing much of a distraction during the show. But I understand why they do it, respecting that they do! However, at one point someone Heckled Elphaba, while she danced on her own during One Short Day! It was so unacceptable - the only musical you can participate is Rocky Horror! I was happy to hear those around her tell her to shut up!  Its so sad to see that this is now a common thing in theatre today. http://www.rosereview.co.uk/?p=1332

katierose 5"7, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The night we saw it was holiday week for the main Glinda, as a result, it took a while for the understudy to warm up to what is a ... More

braintree 155cm, 35 reviews, 5 helpful votes

The night we saw it was holiday week for the main Glinda, as a result, it took a while for the understudy to warm up to what is a difficult role in terms of performance and vocals. I had seen an am-dram production and times the vocal/orchestra war felt very similar with actors struggling to be heard over the rich orchestra and understandably reluctant to strain any voices. The 2hrs 45m flies by and snobbery/reluctance I had about seeing the show soon passed. The first half is your standard American college drama with some nice fantasy elements and the second half relies on everyone having seen The Wizard of Oz. Songs wise it is mostly forgettable apart from Defying Gravity, Alice Fearns more than meets the expectation Idina Menzel set over 10 years ago. Fearns also makes Elphaba seem warm, offset with her rich and firm speaking voice. My friend described being aimed at tweens, it is very vanilla and hint of suggestion (such as Elpheba's paternity) is not treated explicitly, despite its late finish, this will truly be a treat for any girl (or boy) who can relate to Elphaba or Glinda. I would see this again but I am not in a rush to see it again soon. The story is great but there aren't some deep layers to keep me coming back and as cracking as tunes like Defying Gravity and What Is This Feeling (Loathing) are, it is when Elphaba and Glinda aren't dueting, sparring or being great mates the energy and general audience interest falls.

braintree 155cm, 35 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Apart from watching the song "Defying Gravity" performed a couple of times on the hit TV series Glee, I knew nothing of this show ... More

nigelmarchant 2 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Apart from watching the song "Defying Gravity" performed a couple of times on the hit TV series Glee, I knew nothing of this show or the fact that it was where this song came from. So when I came to watch this show live and in person it amazed me as to how emotionally involved I became with the characters in the first half. What an amazing story and as you would expect for a West End production an incredible cast who are all worthy of their role. Stand outs for me personally were Anita Dobson (Angie from Eastenders) & Rachel Tucker (unknown to me but went for the role of Nancy in BBC's "I'd Do Anything") she received a standing ovation at the end led by myself. You know when you've been sitting in a theatre for a while and you're waiting for the interval or the end to come? You know. You've been there before. NOT HERE! From start to finish this is just an epic stage production. If your thinking of going to see it. Do it. You will not regret it.

nigelmarchant 2 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I love this show. It was the first musical I ever saw on the West End, and this trip marked my 4th time seeing it. Over the years ... More

jameshawkins 5 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I love this show. It was the first musical I ever saw on the West End, and this trip marked my 4th time seeing it. Over the years I have seen 3 different casts (all of which have been great). I think Wicked is a great introduction to the West End if you haven't been before. It has great sets, phenomenal songs and a really strong story. At this performance, I saw Emma Hatton play Elphaba. I have to say, I have followed her 'journey' as Elphaba since she was a cover, and at first I didn't really rate her, but she has completely come into her own. Her performance of 'No Good Deed' was one of my favourites, and she has such a unique tone to her voice. She was great. Carina Gillespie was playing Galinda - she is the cover for this role. I really liked her voice, but overall she didn't blow me away in the role. I don't have anything bad to say about the show at all, I love all the amendments they've made to the show since I last saw it (5 years ago). I would (and have) recommended it to everyone. Definitely one of my favourites.

jameshawkins 5 reviews, 2 helpful votes

One of my favourite shows in the West End. I've been a huge fan of this show since it first opened on Broadway so for it to come t... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

One of my favourite shows in the West End. I've been a huge fan of this show since it first opened on Broadway so for it to come to London was such a relief for me. I have seen nearly every cast this show has offered and I have enjoyed seeing how each one makes the story its own. The themes of friendship and acceptance are so universal so I think in that respect the show is for all, but it is quirky and I think that is what divides people. The sets are exquisite and truly make Oz come to life. The costumes and props and choreography are amazing and so detailed. The songs are catchy and big and bold when you need them, with softer more understated songs at the right times in the show! I'm biased because I love this show but I do think people should give it a go!

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

The energy throughout was good and you can't argue that it is a spectacle. The set is out of this world and love the way they have... More

ianguest 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The energy throughout was good and you can't argue that it is a spectacle. The set is out of this world and love the way they have run the green theme throughout the theatre. With the performance, generally speaking the leads and ensemble did a good job, although it was difficult to make out some of the words in the big songs. The acting was good (especially like the Wizard) and costumes incredible. I liked the concept of the story (ie. seeing the iconic Wizard of Oz story from a different angle) but felt it was slow and weak in places. It felt that the story hung around a lot of big dance numbers around when I would have liked to have seen more depth and substance to the plot. I knew some of the big numbers in the show before watching it but other than 'One short day' I didn't get that tingly feeling when I heard them ring out from the stage. Overall an enjoyable night out. I can say that I have seen Wicked, but will probably just be a 'tick in the box' show for me rather than one I rush back to see again.

ianguest 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

One of my favourite shows in the West End. I've been a huge fan of this show since it first opened on Broadway so for it to come t... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

One of my favourite shows in the West End. I've been a huge fan of this show since it first opened on Broadway so for it to come to London was such a relief for me. I have seen nearly every cast this show has offered and I have enjoyed seeing how each one makes the story its own. The themes of friendship and acceptance are so universal so I think in that respect the show is for all, but it is quirky and I think that is what divides people. The sets are exquisite and truly make Oz come to life. The costumes and props and choreography are amazing and so detailed. The songs are catchy and big and bold when you need them, with softer more understated songs at the right times in the show! I'm biased because I love this show but I do think people should give it a go!

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

First time seeing Wicked; the show was absolutely beautiful and everything I imagined it to be. Glinda (Suzie Mathers) played the ... More

kizzyleigh1 5''6, 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

First time seeing Wicked; the show was absolutely beautiful and everything I imagined it to be. Glinda (Suzie Mathers) played the role perfectly, I couldn't fault her adaptation of the character and she will forever be my favourite Glinda. Elphaba (Willemijn Verkaik) was also exceptional, the best vocal performance from an Elphaba I've seen; I did find her acting stiff at times but I am sure this is not usually the case and could just have been an off night (in which case, I have even more respect for her as it was still unbelievable). Apart from the leads, I found that I couldn't take my eyes off the ensemble, and the Wizard (Mark Curry) completely stole the show for me with his larger than life personality. The set design is unlike any I've ever seen, and adds to the magic you are witnessing on stage. My favourite part of the whole show would have to be when the witches enter the emerald city; the Ozian's COSTUMES are a delicious mix of fashionable and comical. A lighthearted and endearing show, I would advise everyone to indulge in a bit of Wicked at least once in their lives.

kizzyleigh1 5''6, 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This was my third time seeing Wicked (I saw it during the original West End previews in 2006, and once again about 5 years ago) so... More

Funthing29 5"1, 142 reviews, 10 helpful votes

This was my third time seeing Wicked (I saw it during the original West End previews in 2006, and once again about 5 years ago) so it was interesting to reflect back on how I appreciate the show now and how it has evolved over the years. The songs are still fantastic (and I almost felt like singling along) and the production still has the showstopping factor with impressive sets, costumes and performance flair. The show is still one of the best original musicals in recent years and it is no wonder it is still running over 10 years since it opened in London.

Funthing29 5"1, 142 reviews, 10 helpful votes
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