Guest post by Rebecca Birch
Wicked strikes up some controversy here at SuperBreak, with some falling head over heels for the story line, whilst others are a little bit taken aback. Either way, I’m yet to meet a theatre-goer who doesn’t have plenty to say about this captifying show. So after many months of eccentric reviews from my colleagues, how could I really turn down seeing Wicked?
I was told that this was ‘my kind of show’ and how much I’d love it, so I went with high expectations, yet I was a little afraid that I’d maybe ‘bigged it up’ too much in my head, and would perhaps be a bit disappointed, but I needn’t have worried!
Without ruining the storyline too much, Wicked is a prequel to the much loved ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and explores the friendship of two witches, Elphaba & Glinda, with polar-opposite personalities. The ties to The Wizard of Oz bring in some much-loved familiarity to the audience, and they’re also awe-inspiringly clever!
The stage was nothing short of spectacular, grabbing your attention from the very second you walk in, filling you with anticipation for what to expect! The excitement didn’t stop there, from the catchy songs, including crowd-favourite ‘Defying Gravity’ and comedy from the get-go, Wicked kept me on my toes from beginning to end.
For those of you not so familiar with London, Wicked is ideally located right next to Victoria tube station, so you needn’t panic about getting a little disorientated on the way!