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Wicked: The Musical @ Apollo Victoria Theatre

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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
Published November 11th 2012
Witches, Wizards, and Flying Monkeys
Wicked, wizard of Oz
Elphaba, The Wicked Witch of The West

How did the Wicked Witch of The West become so wicked? In L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, you only ever hear one side of the story: Dorothy's. In the MGM film adaptation, I always sympathised with the Wicked Witch. Dorothy killed her sister and stole her slippers, so it is not surprising she wants revenge, yet everyone is on Dorothy's side.

Finally, the magical musical, Wicked is going to show life from her perspective. Glinda and Elphaba meet at Shiz University, a school for sorcerers. While Elphaba wants to remain true to herself, Glinda is only interested in popularity. Glinda's goal for power ultimately leads them down very different paths, and eventually to the roles we know them in today.

The musical is being performed at Apollo Victoria with performances running Monday-Saturday. Showings are at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, wit costing between 15-65.
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Why? Find out what made the Wicked Witch of the West so bad
When: Mon-Sat: 2.30pm, 7.30pm
Phone: 0844 826 8000
Where: Apollo Victoria
Cost: 15-65
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