There’s much more to the story of Oz than they ever told you! Find out all about it! Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is a spectacular and magical London mucosal in which the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West overcome their difficulties to forge a profound friendship. A journey through the wonderful world of Oz like you’d never imagined it.
The musical premiered at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco in June 2003. To date, versions have been staged throughout North America and in the world’s leading capital cities: Broadway, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Stuttgart, Melbourne, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Mexico DS, Helsinki, and, of course London's West End.
Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Intermission: 15 minutes
Recommended age: Recommended for everyone over 7 years of age
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West”, Wicked is first and foremost a musical about the friendship between two very different women. It is an ode to the struggle to beat the odds, in a bewitched and spectacular setting where everything is not always as it seems.
It is the story of Glinda and Elphaba, two students of magic who meet during their training. Glinda is popular, ambitious and beautiful. Elphaba, on the other hand, is extremely intelligent and passionate. The green skin she was born with however, has always been a bit of a turn-off for everybody else...
The musical is the memory of the years they spent growing up together, their encounter with the Wizard of Oz, and of how over the years, the paths of the two witches were painfully torn asunder. Don’t miss it!
How can I get there? The theatre is located in Wilton Road, just opposite the London Victoria Mainline and Underground Stations. The main entrance and box office are on Wilton Road. (Postcode SW1V 1LG). It is easy to get to the theatre by public transport.
National Rail: The London Victoria Mainline Station is just opposite the theatre.
London Underground: Victoria station is also opposite the theatre. (Circle, District and Victoria lines).
Buses: Victoria Coach Station is just behind the theatre.
Accessibility: The theatre is deeply committed to ensuring that all kinds of audiences may access and enjoy the theatre. That is why the theatre’s management has adapted it and why they wish to make all necessary services available to theatre goers. There is a wheelchair ramp at the entrance to the lobby, and adapted toilets. Please make your presence known when you arrive so that our staff may attend to your every need. The platform lifts are 29" (74cm) wide x 33.5” (85cm) long. Four seats are reserved for wheelchairs in the circle. Seats have also been set aside in Row F for theatre goers who can move from their wheelchairs to a traditional seat. It is recommended that such individuals arrive at the theatre some 30 to 45minutes before the show commences.
A number of accessible performances are scheduled in advance throughout the year. The dates for 2019 are:
Captioned - Friday 15th March 2019, 7:30pm
BSL Signed - Saturday 23rd March 2019, 2:30pm
Audio Described - Saturday 30th March 2019, 2:30pm
Availability is very limited. The theatre also has a guide for individuals who fall within the autism spectrum or who have difficulty communicating, to ensure that their visit is a satisfactory and simple experience. For more information on accessibility, please contact the theatre.
The theatre has 2,328 seats from which to enjoy the show.
Stalls: The Apollo Victoria Theatre is a very spacious venue offering a wide range of prices in each seating area. The area closest to the stage is the stalls, with prices from £22 to £200 - for one and the same performance! A lot has to do with the visibility, the accessibility, the legroom and ticket availability.
Circle: The circle also has a large number of rows so that you can choose whichever seats best suit your budget and your preferences. The closest to the railing cost between £70 and £98 . The farther back you go, the cheaper the ticket - as little as £22 in fact.
The most affordable tickets are the ones for the last rows of each section and for seats with poor visibility, although these can vary depending on which performance you choose.
The seats to the far left of the first section of the stalls cost £22, due to the fact that the stage design may restrict your view of the show at certain times. The last seats in the circle also cost £22, and a few seats in front of these cost £31.
Remember that midweek performances are cheaper; every seat for Friday and Saturday evening shows costs more.
Epilepsy: the show features strobe lights, very loud sounds, flashes and smoke effects during the performance which can be harmful to sensitive people.
Recommended age: the show is suitable for all ages over and above 7. Children aged 15 or less must be seated next to an adult. Please remember that children under three years of age will not be allowed into the musical.
Will there be a tour? For the time being, the show will continue to run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London’s West End.
Performances: Throughout 2019, there will be performances from Monday to Saturday at 7:30 PM. There are matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30 PM.
The cast features Alice Fearn as Elphaba, Sophie Evans as Glinda, David Witts as Fiyero, Melanie La Barrie as Madame Morrible, Andy Hockley as The Wizard of Oz, Chris Jarman as Doctor Dillamond, Jack Lansbury as Boq, Rosa O'Reilly as Nessarose; Laura Pick is the standby for Elphaba while Carina Gillespie and Maria Coyne are standbys for Glinda. There is also a full company of extras and top-class dancers.
17 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1LG, London1
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