Wicked the musical has not only ‘defied gravity’ but also the critics over the past decade. Initially cursed by the media when it opened, it has gone on to become a modern classic and one of the longest running theatre shows in the West End.
Wicked may be billed as the prequel to The Wizard of Oz, but it’s a magical production in its own right.
It’s a powerful story, which transports you back to before Dorothy ever landed in Oz, to discover the friendship and rivalry between two young women who meet at sorcery school, the good witch Glinda and Elphaba, who becomes the notorious Wicked Witch of the West.
Glinda is a giddy ditsy blonde, spoilt and popular with everyone, who’s used to getting her own way. In contrast, Elphaba, is a social outcast - she was born with green skin and because of this is teased and mocked at every opportunity.
The pair inevitably become the deadliest of rivals before discovering a unique and unbreakable relationship. But don’t be fooled into thinking this is a traditional good versus evil storyline. Wicked takes you on a journey where you see a totally different side to every character and will leave you questioning who’s the evil one.
Like all good musicals it has some big hitting songs including the incomparable ‘Defying Gravity’, ‘No Good Deed’ and ‘Popular’. Polished off with stunning costumes, colourful sets and theatrical special effects it’s a spectacular show for all ages.