We all know the story of Dorothy getting whisked away to the Land of Oz, triumphing over the Wicked Witch of the West as she sought out a way to return home to Kansas, but what of the Witch's side to the story? Wicked explores what life was like for Elphaba, a misunderstood green girl, and her profound friendship with Glinda, "the good witch".
Based on Gregory Maguire's acclaimed 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked the musical creates a parallel universe to Frank Baum's famed story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from 1900, where Glinda and Elphaba attended Shiz University together as sorcery students. Romance, heartbreak, the lure of power and their extraordinary destinies unfold on stage, in what has now become one of the most popular musicals worldwide.
Already, Wicked has become the ninth longest running musical in West End history, winning over 100 major awards including three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and ten theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning ‘Best West End Show’ on three separate occasions), The classic musical has also recently celebrated its 10 millionth visitor.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Standby for Elphaba
Standby for Glinda