For many years I wanted to see Wicked, and I can tell you when I finally got to see this show I was not disappointed. I feel really lucky that Wicked went on tour, and I was, even more, luckier that we managed to get tickets for the show around my birthday.
Wicked first came to London’s West End in September 2006, and a few of my friends in my Drama class in school had been and told me how great it was. I was so jealous and kept asking if I and my family could go to London to see the show, unfortunately, the answer was ‘no’ and that was that. Until a few years later when my lucky day arrived, Birmingham Hippodrome announced that Wicked was going to be there in the Summer of 2014. This was perfect as my birthday is in the summer and we went for my birthday treat that year, and it was fantastic!
A Little Bit About Wicked
If you don’t know anything about Wicked, it is the story of the untold story of the Witches of Oz, the follow-on or the parallel story of Wizard of Oz. It focuses on the 2 witches of Oz; Glinda (or Galinda) the Good Witch of the East and Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West. The story starts when they are sent to the same school as enemies and then develop a friendship along the way. The story takes twists and turns throughout, and you can really follow the story well from start-to-end.
My Thought on the Show
As well as the amazing feel-good story there is the ever-changing set, brilliant music and fantastic acting and dancing and stunning outfits, which brings all the show together and makes it a brilliant trip out to the theatre.
The Wizard of Oz and Wicked are very much parallel stories and it really does make you think about the two in comparison. The show is a feel-good story from beginning to end and shows you the true meaning of friendship. A brilliant show for all the family and I would definitely recommend it for a local tour as it was as good as a West End performance.
Location – Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB.
Date Seen – Saturday 30th August 2014 (Matinee Performance)
Review Score – 5/5
Top Seating Tips – Great seats to have are in the front of the balcony especially for Defying Gravity.