Wicked the Musical at the Apollo Victoria Theatre tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl, Elphaba.
Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 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 in Wicked will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
★★★★★ "THIS TALE OF TWO WITCHES IS SO MAGICAL IT DEFIES BELIEF. Wicked is amazing. Absolutely amazing' Daily Mail
★★★★ 'A remarkable kaleidoscope of magical shocks, surprises and sensations - Wicked works like a dream' Evening Standard
'More than just a great night at the theatre, Wicked is AN INCREDIBLE AND UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE' LBC 97.3 FM
★★★★★ 'BLOCKBUSTER ENTERTAINMENT, SOPHISTICATED COMEDY AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING DRAMA- it is magnificent to see a musical that manages to be both populist and intelligent at the same time' The Sunday Telegraph
'PREPARE TO BE SPELLBOUND! London's top hit musical continues to dazzle and delight. Wicked remains one of the very best, most spectacular shows in the West End. Big hearted and courageous, it's a no-brainer - you must see Wicked! It's the sensation of theatreland' Classic FM
'THE BEST SHOW I'VE EVER SEEN IN THE WEST END. Wicked is absolutely awesome' Capital FM
Wicked first dazzled Broadway in October 2003 where the original stars were Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Joel Grey. The Broadway production's success spawned productions in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, as well as international productions in Japan, Germany and Australia.
In London Wicked opened at the Apollo Victoria in September 2006 and recently celebrated its 3,000th performance.
Wicked currently stars: Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Paul Clarkson (Doctor Dillamond), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby Glinda).
Willemijn Verkaik will play her final performance as Elphaba on 19th July 2014. Kerry Ellis will recreate her celebrated performance from Monday 4 August until Saturday 25 October 2014. She will not be appearing on Tuesday 19 August, Saturday 27 September, Thursday 2 October - Friday 10 October, Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 October and Saturday 18 October.
Nikki Davis-Jones, who is currently winning rave reviews for her performance as Elphaba in the record-breaking UK tour of Wicked, will join the London production from Monday 27 October 2014. Also joining the cast are Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible) and Philip Childs (Doctor Dillamond).
A major hit with audiences and critics alike, Wicked won the 2010 Olivier Award - Most Popular Show, 2010 and 2011 Whatsonstage.com Award - Best West End Show and 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Awards - Best Night Out
Book some of the best Wicked tickets now for the show Entertainment Weekly has named 'The Best Musical of the Decade'.