You think you might know the story of The Wizard of Oz, but the Tony and Olivier Award winning musical Wicked will make you think again. Adapted from Gregory Maguire’s novel of the same name, Wicked retells the events in L Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz from the perspective of the so-called ‘wicked’ Witch of the West and Glinda the good witch. In Wicked, the story of Oz as we know it is flipped on its head, so the bad becomes good, and the good becomes an oppressive government regime. The story starts with the friendship between Elphaba the green witch and Galinda when they meet at Shiz University, where they are both new sorcery students. As they grow up, love and politics get in the way as their world heads in a much more sinister direction. Wicked is now widely considered a modern classic, with well-known numbers such as ‘Defying Gravity’ and ‘Popular’.
- Booking From
- 21 May 2018
- Booking Until
- 25 May 2019
- Performance Times
- Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
- Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
- Running Time
- 2 hours 45 minutes
- Age Restrictions
- Wicked is recommended for children aged 7+ and is widely adored by older children, teenagers and adults alike. The show is not suitable for young children as some scenes can be scary or violent. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
- Booking Information
- The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.