Sunday, 23 October 2011

Our trip to the West End to see Wicked!!


OMG WE WENT TO SEE WICKED THE MUSICAL AT THE APOLLO THEATRE!!

Recently we were asked if we wanted to attend Wicked in London... My initial reaction was that of a 6 year old being told their going to McDonalds... I was overly thankful and excited that I emailed back with lots of kisses (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)... how professional lol... Anyway Myself, The Hoff, Kyd and my non official adopted Sister Socket (age14) battled the rush hour on the tube to attend the show.... not really a huge issue as we were all so excited and Kyd LOVED IT!!... Strange child!  For those who don't know here's the story of Wicked The Musical

When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one side of the story. Gregory Maguire's acclaimed 1995 novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, re-imagined the land of Oz, creating a parallel universe to the familiar story written by L. Frank Baum and first published as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900.

WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl, Elphaba.

Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The spectacular, multi award-winning stage musical, with music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, has become the most spellbinding and successful new musical in years.



OMG it was the best musical I have ever seen!... and I've seen quite a few. When people said to me that I'd love it and that it was 'the best they'd seen' I was sceptical as I hate hype... They were right though! It was fantastic. We had the most amazing seats right in front of the stage a few rows in! The main parts, Glinda & Elphaba, were played by the understudies, Chloe Taylor (Glinda) & Nikki Davis-Jones (Elphaba) but you would never have guessed that they were the understudy, as they blew the audience away with their performance and earned themselves a standing ovation. I had a little tear in my eye at the end and to me that was the most amazing feeling.. I LOVE MUSICALS!!! Kyd was stood on the back of the chair in front Whooping and clapping his little heart out at the end... HE LOVES MUSICALS TOO!! The Hoff and Socket were also as impressed as us and although they both had school and work the next morning they both were wide awake and loving it. Socket said she had never thought of the story behind the story of The Wizard of Oz before and she never thought she'd like the Wicked witch! Hoff, who isn't ashamed to say he likes a musical, said he would recommend this one to his 'Blokey' mates to take their wives and girlfriends to, as it's a sure fire winners way to fixing a 'I forgot our anniversary' problem lol... must admit I'd forgive him!

All in all it was an amazing night out and we all had an amazing time. I would recommend this for kids older than 6 or 7 or very brave younger kids, as the Flying monkeys are a bit freaky and there are some scary bits! Brilliant birthday pressie for someone special I think... Red went for her birthday and has now seen it again since!

Also Wicked have a 'Wicked Day' every year in which they raise money for the Woodland Trust! If you live in and around London check it out and get involved... It is going to be so much fun and we will be there too!
Throughout the day families can expect activities for people of all ages including: Monkey Workshops, a Storytelling Classroom in association with the production's WICKED Young Writers' Award, SHIZ Karaoke, Face Painting and Galinda-fying Parlours, interactive SHIZ Playground area, plus roaming magicians, cast performances and more! I'll be updating you all on our fun at Wicked Day after the event!

Here's the Link:
GO GREEN FOR HALLOWEEN AT WICKED DAY 2011! 12 NOON- 4PM | SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER | LONDON FILM MUSEUM, COUNTY HALL

THIS IS A MUST SEE MUSICAL & A MUST GO EVENT!! 
Go Book Your Tickets NOW!

2 comments:

  1. I'm soooooo jealous....it sounds amazing!! Glad that you all had fun. Loving your pics too :-) xx

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  2. I dont really like Wizard of Oz movie so even though I loved Wicked the musical, I could not be bothered to watch Wizard of Oz again. what i like most is that wicked tickets are easy to get .

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