Adapted from the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the flip side of the story from the Witches perspective in order to reveal that all was not quite as it seemed in the “merry old land of Oz.” The story follows the misfit teen, Elphaba, and the unfortunate sequence of events that led her to becoming the much feared Wicked Witch of the West. With music by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, Wicked is an upturned fairytale that is moving to those of all ages.
The Apollo Victoria’s box office is located within the theatre building and is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00am to 7.45pm
If you have opted for ticket collection then you can pick up your tickets from the box office on the day of the performance at any time before the show. To collect the tickets you must be the cardholder and you will be required to sign for the tickets.
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.