Last weekend I went to see my first west end musical...
And it certainly was!
Ever since I was a ickle girl I have loved The Wizard of Oz. I'm not certain if this is where my love of shoes started from but all I know is I just love it, so I have no idea why it took my so long to go & see Wicked.
|The Ruby Slippers, The Wizard of Oz|
For those of you who have been living under a house, Wicked is the untold story of how Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West knew Galinda (Glinda) The Good before Dorothy & her little house piped up. Wicked twists the version of The Wizard of Oz that we all know and love and seamlessly blends it with the untold version of events.
|Elphaba (Idina Menzel) does not look convinced of Glinda's 'Popular' moves|
|Wicked - Show Programme|
On Saturday I decided I wanted to see the show as I was in London. Buying tickets for the show was relatively easy, I'm not certain if this was because we just had a bout of bad weather but the hotel concierge made a simple phone call and hey, presto we had two tickets.
The tickets were a little pricey £83 each. I'm not certain if this was because we booked them at the last minute or if it was because the seats were close to the stage. But either way I felt the ticket price was good for what we got - 2.5 hrs of pure entertainment. But if I went again I would plan it in advance to get the best deal. Despite the hefty price there was not one empty seat in the house.
I've never seen a west end musical live before & I was absolutely mesmerized. The cast were mind blowing & if I ever get a chance to see a production with the original cast Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzil and Joel Gray I will buy a ticket in a New York Minute!
|The oh-so talented Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda/Galinda|
|The Map of Oz, Wicked|
Wicked is funny, sweet, sad, uplifting and surprising. If you love singing, flying monkeys, ruby slippers, glitter & The Wizard of Oz then Wicked is the perfect show for you.