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Apollo Victoria Theatre
17 Wilton Road
London, SW1V 1LL
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 07 Sep 2006
Booking from: 28 Mar 2017
Booking until: 26 May 2018
Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
WICKED TICKETS
Tuesday

28 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Wednesday

29 Mar 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Thursday

30 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Friday

31 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

01 Apr 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Monday

03 Apr 2017

7:30PM
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  • fifilou 5"7 female 75 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Wicked, 15th January 2016
    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!
    Sat in Stalls A25
    So this seat was bought through Day Seating. For Wicked this means a super early start. I think for this ticket we where first in the queue at 6am but this was for my friends birthday. I would say though though for Wicked it is totally worth it!!! To be so close to the action is amazing and this seat is right in the middle. The view is not perfect by any means and its hard to see the back of the stage but I think that is a minor detail to be so close to the stage! I would say that if you are seeing the show for the first time - sit further back to enjoy the whole experience - sitting front row means you have to pick where to focus your attention. The seats are really comfortable and the legroom is vast as there in no one in front of you! A great seat but be warned you'll need to get there early!
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  • fifilou 5"7 female 75 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Wicked, 17th January 2015
    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!
    Sat in Circle W30
    From this seat the entire stage is visible. This seat is fairly central and I liked that but its 2 rows from the back of the theatre. The AV has only 2 areas so the circle is very big! For the price of the tickets its actually a pretty good view. I couldn't see the detail in the set at all but having seen Wicked numerous times I wasn't too fussed by that at all. The seats are actually comfortable and the leg room is not too bad either. This seat would be great if you're not wanting to spend the money on the big priced seats as you can see pretty much everything and the show is big in production anyway so I didn't feel as though I wasn't part of the action.
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  • 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.
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  • bethwilliamson 5"3 4 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Wicked, 4th March 2017
    Having seen Wicked many times now, i often attend the show if i would like to see a particular cast member. Willemijn Verkaik was amazing to see in the west end! Her voice matches so well with Suzie Mathers and both of the girls were phenomenal. It was definitely a treat to be four rows from the stage as you could see pretty much everything (except for some of the action on the left hand side) and Elphaba's rise during Defying Gravity was amazing! Plus, Willemijn treated us to some show stopping riffs during The Wizard and I!
    Sat in Stalls D38
    Being 4 rows away from the stage was an absolute pleasure. As the seat is situated right in the corner, it is expected that you will miss some of what happens at the left hand side of the stage however, for those like myself who have seen the show multiple times, this isn't a problem! If you are a first time attendee, I would definitely opt for a more central view. I loved being close enough to make out the faces of the cast, which really added to the performance but in all honesty, i didn't feel like you missed a lot of the action at all. The only downside perhaps, was the fact that you are very close to the speakers so all the music sounds louder compared to the singing at times however, i would still choose these seats again regardless because you could still hear the cast singing throughout. The legroom was also great, especially for my taller friends and the seats were comfortable throughout.
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WICKED SEATING PLAN
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.
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STORY
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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for children 8+
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