Theatre Review: Wicked the Musical at the Apollo Victoria

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Funny, intelligent and heartfelt, Wicked is the perfect show. Something of an epic, the tussle between good and evil is an age-old story, given new life in this modern musical that’s great for all ages. Recently extended for yet another year, the show has established itself as a must-see, and what better time to watch it than in the run up to Halloween?

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Full of self-aware jokes and cultural references, what Wicked does so well is to turn a classic story on its head; the Wicked Witch of the West isn’t so bad after all and, by the end, the tragedy of her demise becomes all so clear.

Key to the success of the show, Wicked’s two central female roles are two of the best in the West End – Glinda’s girly hair-tossing offering the perfect counterpoint to Elphaba, the Wicked Witch. Friends, enemies – their’s is a fascinating relationship, and each helps to teach the other a valuable lesson on how to live, love and be truly good.

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Such good roles attract the best of the best and Kerry Ellis, the current Elphaba, is no exception. Having played the role for two and a half years between the West End and Broadway, she has returned to the role that made her name. A special treat, her sublime performance is not to be missed.

An epic, funny, romantic story that’s morally pertinent and smartly comic to boot, Wicked has it all. One of London’s longest running shows, see what all the fuss is about and book your Wicked Short Break today – just in time for Halloween! Experience the magic for less this Autumn, our breaks including top price tickets and a hotel stay start from just £125pp!

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