Wicked! We’re off to see the Wonderful Witches of Oz!
What’s Wicked about?
WICKED is the smash-hit West End and Broadway musical sensation, seen by 10 million fans in London alone. With the most spectacular staging you’ll ever witness in a theatre, WICKED will enchant, beguile and bewitch theatregoers of all ages; you won’t believe your eyes - which is why experiencing the spellbinding magic of WICKED just once is never enough.
The show whisks us away to the breathtakingly beautiful (and completely re-imagined) land of Oz, where an unlikely friendship is blossoming between two University students, Glinda and Elphaba – one popular, pretty and into pink in a BIG way; the other magical, gifted and green. But it soon becomes clear that being the colour of a cabbage is the least of Elphaba’s problems - something bad is happening in Oz.
WICKED weaves an ingenious backstory – and a new destiny – for the most cherished characters from L. Frank Baum’s ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, as friendship is tested to the limit and powerful forces conspire to create sworn enemies of Glinda The Good and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. Will good conquer evil, or might we discover that wickedness is not always what it seems?
‘Packed with wit, storming songs and beautiful costumes’ (The Guardian), WICKED has already clocked up over 5,500 performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, making it the 9th longest running musical in West End history. This unforgettable musical fantasy features showstopping music & lyrics by Grammy® and Academy® Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (The Prince of Egypt, Disney’s Pocahontas, Godspell) and stunning costumes by Tony® Award winner Susan Hilferty. Musical staging is by Tony® Award-winner Wayne Cilento with direction by double Tony® Award-winner Joe Mantello.
Yes, the songs really are WICKED! There’s the hysterically funny Popular, the spectacular The Wizard and I and the show’s mega-hit, Defying Gravity, which literally brings the house down at every performance! Other songs include: Dancing Through Life, I’m Not That Girl, As Long as You’re Mine and the enchanting duet For Good.
WICKED has scooped over 100 major awards, including three Tony® Awards, two Olivier Awards and ten WhatsOnStage Awards (voted for by theatregoers) including the triple crown of three ‘Best West End Show’ statuettes.
Wickedly Weird Trivia
During the song Defying Gravity, composer Stephen Schwartz nods to the film The Wizard of Oz by using the 7 opening notes from “Somewhere over the Rainbow” (see if you can spot them in the lyric “unlimited/together we’re unlimited” from Defying Gravity). Idina Menzel, who played Elphaba for the show’s launch on both Broadway and London productions of Wicked also provided the vocals for Elsa in Disney’s Frozen.
What the critics say about WICKED
“One of the West End’s true modern classics. Prepare to be spellbound.’’ Metro
“A brilliant production. Blockbuster entertainment, sophisticated comedy and though-provoking drama” The Sunday Telegraph
“A remarkable kaleidoscope of magical shocks, surprises and sensations, Wicked works like a dream” Evening Standard
Book the best seats now for WICKED and share in the magic of the show Entertainment Weekly called “The Best Musical of the Decade”.
Wicked the Musical news
The cast of Wicked celebrate International Women’s Day. 8 March, 2019
Top 10 Musical Theatre Jerkers. 14 October, 2016
An A to Oz of Emerald City. 22 September, 2016
I've been wanting to see this show for several years. It definitely did not disappoint! Loved seeing this in London on our travels!
it were wonderful, it were to see the show from a different angle
Not my thing at all. Found the first half boring until the last song before the interval. My children enjoyed it.
I brought some friends to see the show. We had, obviously, heard about Wicked but didn’t know the story at all. We each have disabled children and my daughter has recently passed away. We were upset from the beginning of when the baby was born ‘with mangled legs’ and i switched off from there. I considered leaving during the interval but came back and enjoyed the second half. The singing was amazing. However, I wouldn’t recommend this to my friends.
Very well performed but a word of warning if you're male and/or beyond your early teens: this is definitely for the teenybopper girlies.
Myself and my 2 daughters travelled over from Ireland to see this show and it surpassed all our expectations, the singing and performances from the whole cast was amazing, well done to all involved.
Have seen this show twice, its absolutely amazing. Brilliant from start to finish. Well done to all.
The show was great!!!!
Absolutely brilliant from start to finish.
We thoroughly enjoyed watching Wicked. It was captivating.
Clever story, mostly ok felt it needed polishing did not have a wow factor and left a bit disappointed
Loved it it was truly wicked
From start to finish the performance was amazing. Our visit began as we walked up to the theatre and my twins (whose birthday treat it was) were in awe of the trademark Wicked sign which they stopped to have their photo taken in front of. Big smiles all around at that. Staff were super friendly and helpful, especially the poor guy that had to wait for the girls to decide what they wanted from the merchandise stand. He was so helpful and understanding. The performances were amazing, brilliant singing and dancing. My girls were supper hyped when 'Defying Gravity' began making their night. I would like to say thank you to everyone involved in making my twins birthday a memorable one.
What an amazing show.love that I know a different version to my childhood favourite film.
Really enjoyed the story of Oz as a child so this perspective (from the Witch) was great to see! Great energy from the cast throughout & great story telling!! Absolutely amazing experience!
The shows amazing, wonderful songs, good costumes inventive storyline....
A amazing show. All the actors and singers were so talented - the funniest show I've ever seen! They got it just right, it wasn't cheesey or plastic the way some West end shows can be. I'd highly recommend to anyone of any age or experience. Thank you!
From start to finish brilliant orchestra were outstanding, performance was slick and perfect - voices were on point and the set was magical. Would definitely recomend a watch .....bravo
A truly fantastic show.. The actresses and actors are amazing... Singing oh my gosh they can sing.... Lovely theatre even though there was a delay to the start due to technical fault they kept us updated.
This is the third time i have seen “Wicked” and each time it has been fantastic. On this occasion my son and grandson came along and both thoroughly enjoyed it .
The show was totally amazing all the way through and the cast were incredible. One of the best shows I have seen
My 8 year old daughter and I were swept away the moment we walked into the ‘Emerald’ theatre, the stage set is equalled to the amazing lighting and sound effects (sometimes too loud for my daughter when they go to see the Wizard of Oz) and the extraordinary talent on stage telling the story made the whole show such a funny, touching and wonderfully complex story, we defy anyone not to love Wicked!
I loved seeing this performance for the second time, where I also saw it at the Apollo Victoria but back in 2015. Both performances were wonderful but I loved the little changes on this one and how it all came together!
Wonderful set & effects, stunning costumes, beautiful music, fabulous story telling........ Highly recommend- excellent all round!!
A very colourful show with amazing singing voices. Great seats too.
Very small stage and safety up the stairs was bad.crampt and too long for an interlude
It's the second time for me and the third for my daughter to come and see this show, it never disappoints. We love the energy and the fabulous music. The costumes, the set everything about it is wonderful.
The show was absolutely incredible, so breathtaking, I was speechless with the singing, I would see this show over and over again 10/10 Well done
I had seen Wicked before, although it was many years ago, but I hadn't enjoyed it that much. As I am doing a challenge to attend a show at every Theatre in London, I thought I would go to see Wicked again to "get it over with". However, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and thought it was brilliant. Well worth going to.
What a magnificent evening of enertainment. Loved it.
It is what it says on the Tin the show was Wicked, Fantastic and so enjoyable. Loved it from start to finish I just hoped there would be more it finished too quickly. Thanks for the venue and so handy to get to from where we where staying.
2nd time seeing wicked and still as breathtaking as the first time!
Thankyou so much for this day it was for my sister in law has she was diagnosed with liver cancer got a program signed by the cast
This is the 4th time I have seen Wicked and it just gets better. The cast are amazing there voices are fantastic and the scenery is out of this world. I can not fault this show
I booked tickets to see Wicked as a birthday treat for my daughters (9 and 11). They were not disappointed at all. They were fixated on the show, as was I. Extremely well performed, visually incredible, cast amazing, music fabulous, it had everything. The best show I have ever seen and a magical one for one of their first shows. I would see it again, and again.
A must see, Vocals, choreography, Stage design & story line truly amazing. Unbelievable energy.
Me and my partner came to london for a few days and this was 1 tick of our bucket list. This was my first musical i have been too, and i always wanted it to be wicked. And WOW im glad it was. It was amazing from start to finish, all the cast the crew the orchestra, the costumes, the setting in the Theatre, it was all amazing. The singing from all the cast was amazing, especially from glinda and elphaba ( lisa & laura) I would definitely see this again. And I definitely want to see more musicals,thank you all again for a awesome show.
Really enjoyed the whole experience - lovely theatre, helpful staff and great show. Fun evening had by all.
Took my friend to see the show for her birthday and it was incredible! we had the best evening in London and hope to return to see it again soon! anyone who hasn't been should!
Not really my thing . Posh panto with instantly forgettable songs which droned on and on . Good costumes though
We went to see this show with my 6 year old daughter. She thought it was amazing but there were moments when it was a bit too loud and scary for her and also a little too long and involved a story line for her. We did all enjoy it though and the cast are extraordinary singers and dancers. The sets, costumes, light & sound effects are also fantastic and bring the show to life!!
Brilliant show, fantastic singing and dancing, costumes were amazing. Enjoyed every minute.
Beautiful production . Been a fan for years. Only now getting to see it .
Dreadful show. best number was just before the interval. But it was not enough to make me stay for the rest
Excellent! Really enjoyable production. The wicked witch has an enchanting voice, so enjoyable to listen to.
Absolutely fantastic performance, from the actors/actresses, the orchestra, the effects and scenery, all of it was just brilliant. Even the way the theatre was decked out. Went for my 30th Birthday and I had the best time! Highly recommend to anyone to go and see.
We had an excellent time.
If you require accessibility information, please call the venue directly on 0800 912 6973.
17 Wilton Road London SW1V 1LG
No refunds available after purchase.
WICKED Cast & Creatives
The original London cast of WICKED included Idina Menzel, Adam Garcia, Miriam Margolyes and Joel Grey. Since opening in 2006, WICKED’s roll call reads like who’s who of West End royalty – Kerry Ellis, Louise Dearman, Rachel Tucker, Cassidy Janson, Sophie Evans, Lee Mead and Matt Willis have all appeared in the show.
The current cast includes: Laura Pick (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Alistair Brammer (Fiyero), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond) and Nicholas McClean (Boq)
Music/Lyrics – Stephen Schwartz
Book – Winnie Holzman
Director – Joe Mantello
Musical Staging – Wayne Cilento
Scenic Designer – Eugene Lee
Costumer Designer – Susan Hilferty
Lighting Designer – Kenneth Posner
Sound Designer – Tony Meola
2 hours 45 minutes with one 20 minute interval.
Good To Know
Children under 3 years old may not be admitted into the theatre.
Suitable For Children
Wicked is suitable for a general audience. As a guide to parents and guardians, it is recommended for ages 7+. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 3 years of age will not be admitted.
When Can I Go
Wednesday and Saturday: 2.30pm
Where Do I Go
17 Wilton Road
London SW1V 1LG
If you're travelling by tube, the London Victoria station is the closest to the theatre.