Wicked - August 11, 2008 (Apollo Victoria Theatre, London)


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On August 11, 2008, I saw Wicked at Apollo Victoria Theatre in London. I've been a big Oz-fan (both the movies and the book) ever since I was little, so I've been really curious about this musical! Before seeing it I read the book (by Gregory Maguire) and also listened to the soundtrack.

I had some mixed feelings about the book but I was really impressed by the way they used the book for this musical. They really managed the take the best parts from the book and turn it into something wonderful! But they did change quite a lot.

The music is really great. My favourite song would have to be "Popular". I also like "Something Bad", "I'm Not That Girl" and "Defying Gravity" a lot!

The cast were all wonderful! Alexia Khadime was perfect as Elphaba (the wicked witch of the west). Really amazing - I loved her voice! Dianne Pilkington as Glinda was also great, she was really funny!

I thought it was fun that two of my favourite characters turned out to be played by the same guy - Andy Mace! He had a really cool voice, and did a great job playing the parts of Elphaba's father and Doctor Dillamond. I also liked Oliver Tompsett (Fiyero) a lot! A very talented singer.

This musical was really amazing! I love the storyline, and the whole twist on the Wizard of Oz movie, and it really was very spectacular to see! I would love to see this musical again!

Cast:

Glinda - Dianne Pilkington
Elphaba - Alexia Khadime
Witch's Father/Doctor Dillamond - Andy Mace
With's Mother - Rachel Muldoon
Midwife - Aileen Donohoe
Nessarose - Caroline Keiff
Boq - Jeremy Legat
Madame Morrible - Harriet Thorpe
Fiyero - Oliver Tompsett
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Desmond Barrit
Chistery - Matthew Boulton

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