I’m sure you’ve seen the Wizard of Oz. I mean who hasn’t seen the Wizard of Oz. If you truly haven’t, you must run to your TV and find it. It’s a real gem. Once you’ve done that, you must then book yourself some tickets to go and see Wicked.


Wicked has been running at the Apollo theatre for ten years and still pulls in packed audiences every single night. I can absolutely see why.

The story is based around two young witches, Glida and Elphaba, who are studying together. This amazing show takes you through the tale of how they met and how their friendship develops over time. The storyline is dotted with characters we know and love from the Wizard of Oz, including the Great and Powerful Oz, the Tinman and the Cowardly Lion, amongst many, many more.

The score is beautifully penned and the music is not only powerful but it is gut-wrenching at the same time. The song Defying Gravity is one of the most stand out moments of the spectacle.

I personally feel that what resonates strongly with the audience is the way the Winnie Holzman, the scriptwriter of the show, writes the vulnerability of both of the main characters. It brought me back to being at school and uni, just wanting to make friends and hoping people would accept me. Everyone knows that feeling and so the moments between Glinda, Elphaba and the other characters is so real and so raw.

Another stand out takeaway from the show is that it turns the story of the Wizard of Oz on its head. I won’t reveal too much as I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, but it took a childhood understanding of a much loved book and film and gave a completely different perspective. Wow!


So I urge you to go and book yourself in to see this wonderful show. If you’ve already seen it, I’d love to know what you thought. I hear there’s quite a fan base and super-fans go and see it time and time again!

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19 thoughts on “Wicked

  1. Avatar Becki Parsons says:

    I do love Wicked! My husband treated us to seeing it in the West End a few years ago for our anniversary/Christmas. I loved the book as well, but they’re very different stories! #bloggerclubuk

    • Sally Sally says:

      What a lovely present. So I’ve heard Becki – I’m going to get a copy of the book and have a read as I’m really intrigued now.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Broadway, I bet that was amazing! Actually seeing anything on Broadway would be amazing I’m sure.

  2. My folks saw Wicked before I was born a London Victoria and it was amazing! They are waiting till I’m old enough to head back with me. Love the music! #BloggersClubUK

    • Sally Sally says:

      Aww, that will be lovely Baby Isabella. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it when you are a bit older – might be a bit scary and confusing for you now.

    • Sally Sally says:

      Oooh, I love a good book too. I didn’t know there was a book (silly of me I suppose). I’ll definitely have to order a copy and have a read.

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