When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West, we only ever heard one side of the story. Gregory Maguire's acclaimed 1995 novel, 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West', re-imagines the Land of Oz, creating a parallel universe to the familiar story written by L. Frank Baum and first published as 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' in 1900. Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked has won more than 100 major international awards, including three Tony Awards on Broadway and two Olivier Audience Awards in the UK, and is the ninth longest running musical in West End history.
- Age guidance7+
- Duration2 hours 45 minutes including one interval
- DatesPlaying through 22 May
- Prices£22.00 – £200.00
- LocationApollo Victoria Theatre
- Address17 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1LG, UK