Apollo Victoria Theatre
17 Wilton Road
London, SW1V 1LL
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Opened: 07 Sep 2006
Booking from: 21 Feb 2017
Booking until: 26 May 2018
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

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  • loriritchie 6 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Wicked, 20th November 2015
    This is the second time I have seen this show and I would happily see it again. The story line is great, if you haven't seen it before it is even better as you learn how it differs from the typical Wizard of Oz story. This is nothing like Wizard of Oz (although a familiarity with it would be recommended!) which some people in my party were initially expecting. Personally I think it is better on so many levels! There are so many great songs, I love them all!
    Sat in Stalls Y9
    I really felt the value for money in these seats, paying only £47.50. The view of the stage was great. We had seats Y3-9 and none of us had a bad view. None of us felt we missed any part of the stage. There was obviously heads in front but you would expect this from most seats. Once the person in front is in a comfortable position, it is fine. Seat Y9 in particular was ideal as you could aim your view down the aisle. The only thing with being a few rows back is that you can't see the expressions particularly well of the actors faces, however there are binoculars for £1 if that was something that bothered you. You can still see and hear everything going on on the stage. I would highly recommend these seats.
    Y9 Stalls - Apollo Victoria Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls Y9
  • nigelmarchant 2 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating Wicked, 24th October 2016
    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.
    Sat in Stalls B31
    What a great seat! Extra leg room being on the end of the row. Somewhere to put your extra drink if you have one and a fantastic view of the show (Wicked) where you get to experience all of the facial expressions of the cast and don't miss anything from what I could see. Recommended highly. Would buy again.
    B31 Stalls - Apollo Victoria Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls B31
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  • jameshawkins 5 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating Wicked, 13th February 2016
    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.
    Sat in Stalls S13
    We were a lot closer to the stage than this photo shows. The view was great, it was a full view of the stage with no restrictions/cut offs at all (despite being slightly to the side). The seats were really reasonably priced - if anything I think we should have paid more for the view but I'm not complaining!
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    View from Stalls S13
  • charliewhelan 1 review 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Wicked, 28th January 2017
    Saw Rachel Tucker's last show (couldn't miss it!) Have seen Wicked three times now and this was by far the best; so much emotion and of course Rachel's riffs were incredible - her whole performance was outstanding! She always is, but I think with it being her last night, she really knocked it out of the park; not a dry eye in the house! Rachel and Suzie make an incredible double act and Suzie is hilarious as Glinda!
    Sat in Stalls W45
    The sound was brilliant where we were sat and you could see everything! The only negative is that we were too far away to see all the facial expressions but that wasn't the end of the world as we could hear and feel all the emotions anyway! Really good seats, especially if like me, you have seen the show before :-)
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    View from Stalls W45
The front section of the circle gives a good overall view of the dazzling action but you can't beat the central stalls for feeling a real part of the magic.
Apollo Victoria Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
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!
Suitable 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.