Winner of 90 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences of all ages across the world for a decade and continues to be a record-breaking hit at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is already the 16th longest-running West End musical of all time.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined the stories and characters created by L.
Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students.
Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, dazzling costumes, an ingenious and witty story and show-stopping songs (by multi GRAMMY® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz), Wicked is an unforgettable, enchanting experience that is not to be missed.
"One of the most popular West End musical ever.
" (Evening Standard)"The perfect choice for a spellbinding night out.
" (Daily Mail)History of Wicked
Based on the spin-off novel by Gregory Maguire of the original L Frank Baum novel and 1939 movie "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", Wicked started its life on Broadway in 2003 before opening in London in 2006 for previews and opening fully during 2007. The current London run is taking bookings all the way through to April 2012.Why book London theatre breaks to see Wicked?
Book a theatre break to see Wicked and see what all the critics are raving about. This wonderful take on the world of Oz is great night out in London and a show not to be missed.Awards and what the critics have to say
Wicked has won many awards including the What's On Stage award for "Best West End show" in 2009 and the Olivier Audience Award for "Most Popular Show" in 2010. The production also broke London West End box office records for taking over £1,000,000 in one week during December 2010.
"One of the biggest musical hits of our age." Vanessa Thorpe, The Observer
"The musical of the decade." Entertainment Weekly
"The hit musical with brains, heart and courage." The Sunday TelegraphInteresting facts about Wicked
Apollo Victoria Theatre
- The London production made West End history by selling over £100,000 in tickets during the first 30 minutes of going on sale.
- Since opening Wicked has constantly been in the top two grossing shows in the West End
- Gregory Maguire wrote the novel on which the show is based in London
- The show uses 350 costumes, 75 wigs and 140 pairs of shoes.
17 Wilton Road
The theatre can be seen opposite the station.