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Wicked - The Musical
Take the whole family to see the untold story of the witches of Oz!
See Wicked the Musical
Wicked is one of the latest musicals to hit the West End by storm. The story is based on the best-selling novel "Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West" written by Gregory Maguire. The musical has been developed to tell the untold story of the Witches of Oz, and why one came to be called ‘good’ and the other ‘wicked’.
The Story Behind Wicked the Musical
The book ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ is based upon the writings of L. Frank Baum. It looks at the land and characters of Oz, best known from Baum's 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz but from a different perspective. The strap line on the posters says ‘So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.’ and much of the plot is set mostly prior to Dorothy's arrival from Kansas.
The re-working of L. Frank Baum's classic story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz has made this musical appealing to visitors of all ages The Wicked musical has won critical acclaim and many awards because of its ability to transport audiences into a fantasy world dominated by wizardry.The music and lyrics for Wicked are by Stephen Schwartz, the script by Winnie Holzman and it is directed by Joe Mantello. The main characters in Wicked are Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. The musical tells the story of their relationship and the changes in their friendship in the Land of Oz.
Wicked at the West End
The Broadway production opened on 30th October 2003, to mixed reviews from theatre critics. But despite these mixed reviews, interest in Wicked spread quickly and the Wicked musical became extremely popular with both critics and the public, which led to record-breaking success at the box office.The first international production of Wicked previewed on 7th September 2006 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in the West End with an official opening on 27th September 2006 in London.
After Wicked opened in the West End, it immediately became a hit with theatre goers. It has played ever since at The Apollo Victoria Theatre, located between Wilton Road and Vauxhall Bridge Road.
On 7th September 2007, the producers reported that over 800,000 people had seen the London production in its first year. The show has consistently been one of the two highest-grossing shows in the West End.
Performances of Wicked are Monday-Saturday starting at 7.30pm. They also have matinees on Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm. The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.
Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not stay at the Georgian House Hotel when you see Wicked the Musical? You can book online or email to make a reservation on firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438