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.
Wicked first dazzled Broadway in October 2003. Directed by Joe Mantello, with musical staging by Wayne Cilento, 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. The London theatre production reunited the show's original creative team with Idina Menzel (reprising her role of Elphaba from the original Broadway production). Other original Wicked London cast members included Helen Dallimore, Miriam Margolyes, Adam Garcia and Nigel Planer.
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).
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
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