Wicked, Wicked Musical stage poster

Last weekend I went to see my first west end musical...

... Wicked!

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
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. 

The Wicked Witch of the West & Glinda The Good
Elphaba (Idina Menzel) does not look convinced of Glinda's 'Popular' moves

Wicked - Show Programme
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!

Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda/Galinda, Wicked
The oh-so talented Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda/Galinda

The Map of Oz, Stage set, Wicked
The Map of Oz, Wicked
The set changes are breathtaking and its easy to see why Wicked has won over 80 theatre awards including a Grammy & several Tony awards.

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.

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