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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

Director:
Joe Mantello

Author:
Winnie Holzman (Book) Gregory Maguire (Author of original novel)

Production:
UK Executive Producer - Michael McCabe Producers: Marc Platt Universal Stage Productions The Araca Group Jon B. Platt David Stone

Music:
Stephen Schwartz

Lyrics:
Stephen Schwartz

Running time: 2hrs 45 mins

Age suitability:
7+

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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17 Wilton Rd
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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 1 December 2018

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),

Bradley Jaden (Fiyero),

Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible),

Andy Hockley (The Wizard),

Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond),

Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose),

Jack Lansbury (Boq),

Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba),

Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda)


Plus:


Jennie Abbotts, Ashley Birchall, Nicole Carlisle, Nicholas Corre, Conor Crown, Kerry Enright, Aimée Fisher, Joseph Fletcher, Alexandra Grierson, Katy Hanna, Tom Andrew Hargreaves, Olivia Kate Holding, Claudia Kariuki, Will Lucas, James McHugh, Danny Michaels, Ellie Mitchell, Rosa O'Reilly, Matt Parsons, Alex Pinder, Sam Robinson, Paulo Teixeira, Samantha Thomas, Hannah Toy, Russell Walker, Sasha Wareham and Libby Watts.


Creatives


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

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