Having seen Wicked several times previous – four in total, three in Cardiff, once in London, and having had the opportunity to get rush tickets on Today Tix. Spending a few hours in Oz was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in London, having seen Cinderella and Frozen the day before. And yes, I suppose there is a link between each one.
If you don’t know the full story behind Wicked, this might help:
When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West, 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-imagines 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. Click here for more!
There are iconic songs, Popular, For Good and the awe inspiring Defying Gravity. Laura Pick as Elphaba was every bit of amazing as the others I’ve seen, and Helen Woolf as Glinda, playing the part in the performance I saw was fab too.
Wicked is pretty much one of my favourite musicals, and you’ll often find me in song in my car singing along to the cast album – guilty pleasure? Yes!
It was brilliant to feel that same feeling seeing this musical, after seeing some new musicals the previous day, having a little bit of familiarity, plus rush tickets are also a bonus!
Verdict: This will also be Popular and I’ll defy anyone to tell me anything else For Good!