Written by: Gregory Maguire; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Willemijn Verkaik, Suzie Mathers, Oliver Savile, Sue Kelvin, Mark Curry, Sarah McNicholas, Idriss Kargbo, Martin Ball, Alice Fearn, Carina Gillespie; 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.
Got a question? – Talk about Wicked
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.Th… more”
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