Wicked Leeds – This week I was lucky enough to be invited to the press launch of Wicked the Musical in Leeds. I got the meet both Elphaba and Glinda and hear them sing (goosebumps – genuinely!). We were also given a glimpse of some of the fabulous costumes that will be used during the show. Wicked is my absolute favourite musical and I am so excited to see it when it comes to the Leeds Grand Theatre. Book your Wicked tickets now for the best seats!
From Wednesday 13 June to Saturday 7 July 2018, Leeds will once again fall under the spell of WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz.
IF YOU THINK YOU KNOW THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST, THINK AGAIN…
When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, 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 of Oz, 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 fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Acclaimed as “one of the West End’s true modern classics” (Metro), and already the 15th longest running show in London theatre history, Wicked has show-stopping songs by Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz and is adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman (My So Called Life).
Wicked is a three-time winner of the WhatsOnStage Award for ‘Best West End Show’ and a two-time winner of the Olivier Audience Award.
Wicked is suitable for a general audience. As a guide to parents and guardians, it is recommended for ages 7+
The cast will be headed by Amy Ross (Kinky Boots, Sunny Afternoon) as Elphaba, Helen Woolf (Wicked in the West End and on Tour) as Glinda and Aaron Sidwell (best known as Steven Beale in EastEnders) as Fiyero.