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Director: Joe Mantello; Written by: Gregory Maguire, Winnie Holzman; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Alice Fearn, Sophie Evans, David Witts, Melanie La Barrie, Andy Hockley, Chris Jarman, Jack Lansbury, Rosa O'Reilly, Laura Pick, Carina Gillespie, Maria Coyne; Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
If you loved The Wizard of Oz then you will love Wicked -- it's the untold story of what happened to the good and evil witches. (In fact, if you haven't seen The Wizard of Oz before then we definitely recommend watching it before you go -- so you can pick up on all the plot points and inside jokes.)
Glinda is a popular kid at Shiz University, whilst Elphaba is totally misunderstood (being green probably doesn't help), but they quickly strike up a friendship and enjoy lots of adventures.
But fate awaits... in the shape of Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road -- where they will fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
As well as the ingenious plot, the show is filled with plenty of show-stopping songs and exciting technical wizardry. You'll see flying monkeys, levitating broomsticks, a smoke-breathing dragon, memorable sets, effects, and dazzling costumes.
Evening Standard – "One of the most popular West End musicals ever" Daily Mail – "The perfect choice for a spellbinding night out" Time Out – "The gravity-defying 'Wizard Of Oz' prequel" Guardian – "Packed with wit, storming songs and beautiful costumes" Daily Telegraph – "Packed with spectacular coups de theatre and magical effects"
glenking – “I thought this was going to more like the Wizard of Oz, but the other side of the story from the bad witches perspective, but its not really that at all and its only towards the end that they start doing things that you recognise from the Wizard of Oz. The sets are pretty good, a lot of the theatre is all dark and green and its got quite a good atmosphere in that place, but unfortunately the songs are a load of rubbish. The story was good, the acting was good, and we had a good time, but they just dont write songs like they used to anymore. They were just really bland tunes and i cant remember a single one of them, not even now after sitting here thinking about it. But dont let that put you off, because we still had a great night and i would certainly recommend it.”
Thriller — with the songs of Michael Jackson – 2 Jan 2009 to 7 Apr 2019 – Thriller celebrates Michael's career in a spectacular show filled with songs and dazzling dance moves.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda — The Musical – 18 Oct 2011 to 24 May 2020 – Roald Dahl's "Matilda" tells the story of a child who rebels against the grown-ups when she discovers her amazing powers.
Mamma Mia! — with the songs of ABBA – 6 Sep 2012 to 14 Sep 2019 – "Mamma Mia" is based on the hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, and uses the songs of ABBA.
The Play That Goes Wrong — Duchess Theatre – 5 Sep 2014 to 27 Oct 2019 – The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society put on a West End show, but will they crack under the pressure?
Motown — The Story of Berry Gordy’s label – 11 Feb 2016 to 20 Apr 2019 – Relive Berry Gordy's journey as he launches Motown and the careers of superstars like Michael Jackson
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery – 31 Mar 2016 to 3 Nov 2019 – The writers behind 'The Play That Goes Wrong' are back with 'The Comedy About A Bank Robbery' at the Criterion
Disney’s Aladdin – The Musical – 27 May 2016 to 30 Mar 2019 – Disney's "Aladdin" has been turned into a West End musical, and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Look for more children’s events taking place in February