OMG WE WENT TO SEE WICKED THE MUSICAL AT THE APOLLO THEATRE!!
When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, 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-imagined 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 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 will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
The spectacular, multi award-winning stage musical, with music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, has become the most spellbinding and successful new musical in years.
All in all it was an amazing night out and we all had an amazing time. I would recommend this for kids older than 6 or 7 or very brave younger kids, as the Flying monkeys are a bit freaky and there are some scary bits! Brilliant birthday pressie for someone special I think... Red went for her birthday and has now seen it again since!
Throughout the day families can expect activities for people of all ages including: Monkey Workshops, a Storytelling Classroom in association with the production's WICKED Young Writers' Award, SHIZ Karaoke, Face Painting and Galinda-fying Parlours, interactive SHIZ Playground area, plus roaming magicians, cast performances and more! I'll be updating you all on our fun at Wicked Day after the event!
Here's the Link:
GO GREEN FOR HALLOWEEN AT WICKED DAY 2011! 12 NOON- 4PM | SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER | LONDON FILM MUSEUM, COUNTY HALL
THIS IS A MUST SEE MUSICAL & A MUST GO EVENT!!
Go Book Your Tickets NOW!