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Glinda whispers to Elphaba wearing a black pointed hat with clocks in the background, next to 'WICKED: The untold story of the witches of Oz'

Discover the untold story of the witches of Oz...

When Dorothy famously triumphed over the WICKED Witch of the West, we only ever heard one side of the story. Gregory Maguire's acclaimed 1995 novel, WICKED: The Life and Times of the WICKED Witch of the West, re-imagines the Land of Oz, creating a parallel universe to the familiar story written by L. Frank Baum and first published as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900.

WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda The Good and the WICKED Witch of the West.

'Packed with wit, storming songs and beautiful costumes' (The Guardian), WICKED has won more than 100 major international awards, including three Tony Awards on Broadway and two Olivier Audience Awards in the UK.

WICKED is already the ninth longest running musical in West End history.

Booking until November 2019

Performance Information

WICKED running time is 2 hours 45 minutes which includes one interval.

WICKED is suitable for a general audience and contains no profanities. As a guide to parents, guardians and teachers, it is recommended for ages 7+. All persons aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 3 years of age will not be admitted.

Please note that loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and strobe lighting feature in the production.

Reviews for WICKED

Glind smiles down at the audience from her bubble with a sparkling wand in hand
''The gravity-defying 'Wizard of Oz' prequel.' - Time Out London
Elphaba examines her green skin as she stands with Shiz university behind her
'The must-see wonder of the West End.' - Andrew Pierce, LBC Radio
Fiyero holds a lantern in front of him wearing a green shirt with vines in the background.
'A WICKED and wonderful vision of Oz.' - London Evening Standard
Elphaba fies on her broom above the stage and Glinda and ensemble stand below.
'A thrilling theatrical experience with brains, heart and courage.' - Metro

Cast Holidays

Alice Fearn
Thursday 21 February 2019, matinee
Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 March 2019
Thursday 9 – Monday 13 May 2019
Thursday 13 – Wednesday 26 June 2019

Sophie Evans
Thursday 21 February 2019, evening
Thursday 7 – Saturday 9 February 2019
Saturday 23 March 2019
Monday 29 April – Saturday 4 May 2019
Monday 3 June - Wednesday 5 June 2019

David Witts
Thursday 31 January – Wednesday 6 February 2019
Thursday 28 February – Saturday 2 March 2019
Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 March 2019
Monday 8 – Wednesday 10 April 2019

The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness, injury and statutory leave entitlement.

Behind the Scenes at the Apollo Victoria Theatre

The WICKED cast invites you backstage to discover all the breath-taking videos from behind-the-scenes. Ever wondered how long it takes Elphaba to get green? Warm up your lungs and get ready to sing along with Glinda or see what happened on the night that WICKED painted the town green to celebrate its 10th birthday at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Countdown to Curtain Up

10th Birthday