Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel of the same name, as well as L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, the spectacular musical provides a whole new perspective on the infamous Wicked Witch of the West. With themes of love, prejudice and magic, Wicked is the ultimate story of the strength of female friendship in the face of adversity.
Taking place in the hallowed halls of the University of Shiz, the story follows intensely blonde and popular Glinda and green outcast Elphaba; both students desperate to get on the sorcery course. After initial dislike, the pair form an unlikely friendship that is put to the test as love and principles are hung on the line.
Boasting a sensational score by Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, who has penned successes including Godspell and Pippin, Wicked contains a hugely memorable score. Tunes include “The Wizard and I”, “Popular”, “For Good” and, of course, stand-out anthem “Defying Gravity” in which Elphaba, thanks to a touch of theatrical magic, really does!
Casting includes Alice Fearn as Elphaba, Sophie Evans as Glinda, David Witts as Fiyero, Melanie La Barrie as Madame Morrible, Andy Hockley as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Chris Jarman as Doctor Dillamond, Jack Lansbury as Boq and Rosa O'Reilly as Nessarose, alongside a 30+ ensemble. From 22 July 2019, Nikki Bentley and Helen Woolf will take over as Elphaba and Glinda, with Alistair Brammer joining as Fiyero.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, Wicked is directed by Joe Mantello (The Last Ship, Assassins), with set design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony Meola.
A feast for the eyes and senses, Wicked is the theatrical treat that celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2016 and continues to wow London audiences. Originally starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth as the Witches of Oz, the strong female roles continue to attract the best of musical theatre talent. Prepare to be spellbound with this stunning musical!
Recommended forWicked is a classic musical that is perfect for the whole family. Fans of The Wizard of Oz will love the many references, and the story can be enjoyed by West End veterans and first-time theatregoers alike.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 7+. No under 3s.
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Dates and times
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 07 Sep 2006
Press night: 27 Sep 2006
Booking from: 18 Jul 2019
Booking until: 23 May 2020
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Apollo Victoria Theatre
17 Wilton Road
London, SW1V 1LL
2451 Reviews Add review
This musical is beautifully set, created by Eugene Lee, from the huge dragon puppet to the ticket mechanical clock that surrounds the... More
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... More
It was my second time seeing Wicked on West End, so I knew what to expect and what wonderful plot twists there are. Therefore this... More
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... More
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... More
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