Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after going to see Wicked, currently showing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. 'The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz' has gripped the hearts of over 44 million people across the world, breaking box office records and winning more than 100 international awards. Introducing us to some very familiar characters years before they met Dorothy, the classic musical shows how Elphaba (The Wicked Witch) starts off as a clever, lively lady with green skin, while Glinda is superficial, beautiful and popular. Set in a Hogwarts-esque school for witches, it sees Elphaba gradually become disillusioned as the world of Oz slowly falls under the Wizard's fascist regime - expect goose bumps as she concludes the first half with the musical's most memorable number, Defying Gravity. The second half is set during the events from The Wizard of Oz, weaving the plots together very neatly, including the backstories of The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, The Lion and those terrifying flying monkeys. Younger children will love the set and special effects, while older kids and teens will be thoroughly absorbed by the mythology and romance. For adults, the greatest pleasures come from some good jokes and the intricacies of the plotting. This is a rewarding big-budget show that left us utterly spellbound. Offers are now available on tickets for Wicked, London.
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £77 42% off
101 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 2 minutes from Wicked
With well appointed bedrooms including suites, the Grosvenor hotel offers a traditional atmosphere with friendly, attentive service. A multi-million pound refurbishment has recently restored this hotel ... More
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel from £87 35% off
239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V | 3 minutes from Wicked
This contemporary hotel has 299 modern, spacious rooms featuring en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, flat screen TV and internet access. The hotel is located just a ... More
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2 Bridge Place, SW1V | 3 minutes from Wicked
Stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Victoria (formerly Hesperia Victoria) and you'll be conveniently located opposite Victoria Station, giving you easy and immediate ... More
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 1st August 2010 to 7th November 2015 - Various Times
Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, Victoria, London SW1V | Same location as Wicked
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London > Events > Theatre Dates: 22nd March 2005 to 17th December 2016
Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E | 2 minutes from Wicked
This tale of a boy from a mining community who wants to become a dancer is even more affecting on the stage of the Victoria Palace ...More
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: 28th April to 30th June 2015 - 10am-6pm
Instituto Cervantes, 102 Eaton Square, SW1W | 8 minutes from Wicked
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Wicked
Neo-Byzantine Roman Catholic church. London’s only example of neo-Byzantine architecture and principal Roman Catholic Church, offers a magnificent campanile that emerges 274 feet into the sky. While ... More
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
42 Francis Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Wicked
Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, the nearby Westminster Cathedral in Victoria is London's only example of neo-Byzantine architecture, described by the poet John Betjeman ... More
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
Roof Garden Level, Cardinal Place, Westminster, London SW1E | 2 minutes from Wicked
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Queen Mother Sports Centre, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London SW1V | 3 minutes from Wicked
This friendly, professional diving club based in Central London has been running for 30 years, and is now based at the Queen Mother Sports centre which ... More
London > Business > Venue Hire
80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 8 minutes from Wicked
The architecturally unique Royal Horticultural Halls boasts two halls and a conference centre. Lindley Hall overlooking leafy Vincent Square is a popular venue for corporate events. ... More
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Concerts | On 30th June 2015
St James Theatre 4 minutes walk from Apollo Victoria Theatre
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Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2015
Tate Britain 15 minutes walk from Apollo Victoria Theatre
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