Wicked, London’s spellbinding and spectacular smash hit musical, tells the incredible untold story of the legendary witches from L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and explains why one came to be called ‘good’ and the other ‘wicked’.
UPDATE: Wicked is Now booking to 02 November 2013
Based on Gregory Maguire’s ‘outstanding novel‘ (The Independent), Wicked is an ‘eye-poppingly lavish show‘ (Sunday Express) which transports audiences to a fantasy world of wizardry, witchcraft, sorcery and spells, with Grammy® Award-winning music, Tony® Award-winning sets and costumes and stunning special effects.
Experience this unforgettable musical and discover that you’ve not been told the whole story about the land of Oz – book one of our theatre breaks in London to see Wicked.
Wicked is a great show for seeing where your money has been spent – special effects, a great cast, a proper band and amazing scenery and costumes. AND it’s a good story! The cast changes just seem to make the production better and better and we are blessed with great seats on our allocation which mean you get a really great view. All-in-all, a brilliant highlight to any London Theatre Break.
The music is typical American, modern musical stuff: dazzling chorus numbers, massive power ballads, dramatic underscoring, but there is light and shade allowing the characters their quiet times of introspection on stage!
The conceit of course is that this story is all happening “off stage”, as it were, in “The Wizard of Oz”, so we get tantalizing glimpses of the other story as we follow this one: making the audience feel very clever and pleased with itself as we recognise the references – very much adding to the fun of the piece without dominating it too much.
We are proud to announce that Louise Dearman, who played ‘Glinda’ to huge acclaim from March 2010 to December 2011, has returned to star as ‘Elphaba’ from Monday 29 October 2012. It is the first time that a leading lady will have starred in both roles in the nearly decade-long history of the global musical phenomenon.
Gina Beck and Ben Freeman star as Glinda and Fiyero.
Harriet Thorpe returns as Madame Morrible from 22 April 2013
Ms Louise Dearman will not be performing on the following dates inclusively:
29 April – 1 May 2013
4 – 6 July 2013
1 – 10 August 2013
23 – 28 September 2013
30 September – 2 October 2013
Ms Gina Beck will not be performing on the following dates inclusively:
18 – 20 April 2013
22 – 24 April 2013
1 – 15 June 2013
Mr Ben Freeman will not be performing on the following dates inclusively:
6 – 11 May 2013
27 May – 1 June 2013
27 – 29 June 2013
8 – 14 September 2013
Genre: Musical – Show Songs: Wicked Playlist
Theatre: Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, SW1V 1LL, London
Evenings: Mon-Sat 7.30pm
Matinees: Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Nearest Tube: Victoria
Wicked is at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in the Victoria area of London, just behind Buckingham Palace and away from the main theatreland area surrounding Soho and Covent Garden, with a great range of nearby hotels – especially 4 star hotels – with some great prices Wicked Theatre Breaks are amongst the best deals in town.
The pick of the hotels is the excellent Rubens Hotel. This is a four star hotel which acts like a five star hotel, rather than a four star hotel that pretends to be a five star hotel. Consequently the service is excellent and every guest should feel completely relaxed here
You can now book our two-night weekend theatre breaks at Hilton Hotels – the Doubletree by Hilton Victoria is just round the corner.
Wicked is a really enjoyable and fantastic story where not only does good triumph over evil, but reveals that evil is just misunderstood!
A really fun and engaging show in a fabulous theatre that is a spectacle in its own right.
A great night out that couples, families or groups of friends can enjoy and remember for a long time after.
Located right in the centre of Victoria amongst loads of hotels and restaurants, this is a great choice for someone looking for a big show that leaves you with a happy feeling when you go home
The magic of "Wicked" starts as soon as you enter the theatre with a green glow filling the foyer which is simply stunning. Once inside the theatre the stage is stunning even before the show starts with the map of Oz design on the curtain and the dragon above the stage.
The show starts with the ensemble filling the auditorium with a fantastic sound - the ensemble were amazing throughout the show.
The story of Wicked is the tale of two girls who end up being Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz.
The parts of both Glinda & Elphaba were portrayed brilliantly and their duet of "Popular" was fantastic - with an amazing response from the audience.
The costumes and effects throughout the show were simply stunning.
The show puts you through a whole range of emotions, there is lots of laughter and there are scenes that are thought provoking and scenes that made me feel desperately sorry for Elphaba. The portrayl of Nessarose, Elphaba's sister was extremely good.
My favourite song was Defying Gravity which was not only sung superbly but was a visual delight and left a complete wow factor at the end of Act I.
The best way to sum up the production last night was the response of the audience at the end of the show, huge applause for the whole cast and simply a roar of cheers when Glinda & Elphaba took their bows and a standing ovation from such a huge auditorium just sums it up completely. Absolutely Wicked!
I first saw Wicked a few years ago when Kerry Ellis was playing Elphaba. It was for my daughter’s birthday. I was totally gripped from start to finish. I was not familiar with the story at the time and I was delighted with how easy it was to follow. The singing, dancing and acting were excellent. I was sitting very near to the front, towards one side and found that it was quite difficult to see some of the action that was taking place at the back of the stage and on the higher structures at the side of the stage. During the performance, there was a problem with the winch equipment during “Defying Gravity”, so the performance stopped with only a couple of minutes left of the song. When they re-started the show, Kerry Ellis picked up where she had left off like a true professional and continued. It was a brilliant show and it has inspired my daughter with a real love of theatre and watching performances on stage.