Wicked

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Adapted from Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the WestWicked is the smash-hit musical that delves into the background of the infamous Wicked Witch of the West. Telling the story of The Wizard of Oz from the point of view of the two witches, Wicked has become one of the world's most successful musicals.

Wicked follows Elphaba, who is unfortunately very green, as she begins school. Upon meeting Galinda, the pair begin a journey that leads them to their titles of the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West. With music by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, Wicked has featured stars such as Kerry EllisIdina MenzelRachel Tucker and Willemijn Verkaik amongst many others.
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Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

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History

In terms of West End venues, the Apollo Victoria is relatively modern, having been built in 1929. Originally designed as a cinema, the building began to be used as a theatre space after the Second World War, after which it presented a mixture of concert, ballets and films. The first pieces of musical theatre began in the 1980’s with The Sound of Music and The Fiddler on the Roof.

The theatre is perhaps best known for being the long running home of Starlight Express which opened at the Apollo Victoria in March 1984 and ran at the venue for the next 18 years. Throughout this time the theatre was transformed into a vast race track for which the actors to skate around.

After the closure of Starlight Express in 2002, the Apollo Victoria was home to a number slightly shorter running pieces of musical theatre such as Bombay Dreams (2002 – 2004) and Saturday Night Fever (2004-2005).

The theatre struck lucky for a second time in 2006 when it became home to the much anticipated Broadway transfer of Wicked. The show is one of the highest grossing pieces of musical theatre in the last 10 years and continues to run at the Apollo Victoria to this day.