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 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.
Social media & info
London SW1V 1LG
Performance days & times
Rachel Tucker (Elphaba)
Suzie Mathers (Glinda)
Oliver Savile (Fiyero)
Anita Dobson (Madame Morrible)
Mark Curry (The Wizard)
Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond)
Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose)
Idriss Kargbo (Boq)
Alice Fearn (Standby for Elphaba)
Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda)
James Darch, Kerry Enright, Freya Field, Joseph Fletcher, Fraser Fraser, David Gale, Sergio Giacomelli, Alexandra Grierson, Olivia Kate Holding, Aaron Jenkins, Claudia Kariuki, Will Lucas, Chanel Mian, Billy Mitchell, Scott Monello, Ella Nonini, Rosa O’Reilly, Julienne Schembri, Joe Sleight, Jessamy Stoddart, Paulo Teixeira, Joe Toland, Hannah Toy, Russell Walker, Sasha Wareham and Helen Woolf.
(Note that Rachel Tucker, Anita Dobson and Katie Rowley Jones appear until Saturday 28 January 2017 only).
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