Wicked

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The musical story of the early days of Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West who featured in the Wizard of Oz.
Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: Apollo Victoria Theatre
Started: Thursday 7 September 2006
Booking until: Saturday 30 November 2019
Running time:2hrs 45 mins
Age suitability: 7+

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Background


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.


Synopsis


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 named 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.


Multi award-winning, Wicked is now the 10th longest running show in the West End.


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Theatre


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17 Wilton Rd
London SW1V 1LG

Box office tel: 0844 871 3001

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 7 September 2006

Press night:Wednesday 27 September 2006

Booking until:Saturday 30 November 2019

Closes:No date announced.

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
Tickets from £19.50.

Concessions:
Group tickets (Monday to Thursday) from £39-50, subject to availability.

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Access information


For access bookings only call: 020 7828 7074 Lines open Monday‑Saturday, 10:30am‑6:00pm. Please avoid calling between 1:30pm‑2:30pm on matinee days, as your call may not be answered during this time. Or email: apollovictoriaaccess@theambassadors.com The Box Office endeavours to respond to email requests within 48 hours.

Cast


Alice Fearn - Elphaba

Sophie Evans - Glinda

David Witts - Fiyero

Melanie La Barrie - Madame Morrible

Andy Hockley - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Chris Jarman - Doctor Dillamond

Jack Lansbury - Boq

Rosa O'Reilly - Nessarose

Laura Pick - Standby for Elphaba

Carina Gillespie - Standby for Glinda

Maria Coyne - Standby for Glinda (Maternity Cover)


Company:


Jennie Abbotts - Ensemble

Meg Astin - Swing

Rebecca Botterill - Swing, Elphaba U/S

Nicole Carlisle - Ensemble

Conor Crown - Swing

Jonathan David Dudley - Ensemble, Boq U/S

Lewis Easter - Ensemble

Kerry Enright - Ensemble, Madame Morrible U/S

Aimée Fisher - Ensemble, Elphaba U/S

André Fabien Francis - Ensemble

Chris George - Ensemble, Chistery

Tom Andrew Hargreaves - Ensemble, Fiyero U/S

Maggie Lynne - Ensemble, Nessarose U/S

Carl Man - Ensemble, Fiyero U/S

Rhidian Marc - Ensemble, Doctor Dillamond/Wizard U/S

James McHugh - Ensemble

Ellie Mitchell - Ensemble

Sam Robinson - Swing, Doctor Dillamond U/S

Scott Sutcliffe - Ensemble, Boq U/S

Genevieve Taylor - Ensemble, Madame Morrible U/S

Paulo Teixeira - Swing, Dance Captain

Samantha Thomas - Ensemble, Glinda U/S

Libby Watts - Swing, Dance Captain

Bryony Whitfield - Swing

Chiarina Woodall - Ensemble

Tom Woollaston - Swing


Creatives


Author: Winnie Holzman (Book) Gregory Maguire (Author of original novel)
Composer: Stephen Schwartz
Lyricist: Stephen Schwartz
Director: Joe Mantello
Set designer: Eugene Lee
Costume designer: Susan Hilferty
Musical direction: Wayne Cilento (Musical Staging)
Stephen Oremus (Music Supervisor / Arrangements)
Alex Lacamoire (Music Arrangements)
William David Brohn (Orchestrations)
Choreography: James Lynn Abbott (Dance arrangements)
Lighting: Kenneth Posner
Sound: Tony Meola
Production: UK Executive Producer - Michael McCabe Producers: Marc Platt Universal Stage Productions The Araca Group Jon B. Platt David Stone

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