Wicked Tickets

Apollo Victoria Theatre 17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG
Important Info
The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays. Circle row A Restricted View warning - Balcony wall (row A). It is recommended that these seats are for customers who are 5’8” (173cm) or taller but are suitable for most adults.

WICKED CHILD POLICY

Recommended for ages 7+, children under 4 will not be admitted. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by the adult during the performance.
Performance Timings
Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday 14:30 19:30
Thursday - 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -
Show Info

Book Wicked Tickets

Since opening on Broadway in 2003, Wicked has taken the world of musical theatre by storm. Despite receiving mixed notices after opening, critical opinion has proved secondary to the audience's attachment to the production, which has only continued to grow as the musical opens productions all over the world. The London production, which continues to run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in the West End has now entered the ranks of London's long-running shows, and has become a standard London show alongside the likes of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.

Winner of 90 international awards, Wicked the Musical has cast its magical spell over audiences of all ages across the world for a decade and continues to be a record-breaking hit at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where, as of 2013, it has become the 16th longest-running West End musical of all time. The show celebrated its 10th Anniversary on 27 September 2016 and has been seen by almost 6 million people.

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire the musical features a score by multi Grammy® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Baker's Wife) and a book by Winnie Holzman. Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, dazzling costumes, an ingenious and witty story and show-stopping songs, Wicked is an unforgettable, enchanting experience that is not to be missed.

The original Broadway production continues to play to packed houses having open almost 14 years ago, redefining modern musical theatre for an entire generation.

Wicked the Musical lifts the curtain on one of the most popular stories of all time, to show an alternative reading of 'The Wizard of Oz' that challenges our preconceptions of what is 'good' and what is considered 'wicked'. The unlikely friendship of Elphaba and Galinda at Shiz University leads to a powerful tale of love, acceptance and friendship that will speak to audiences of all ages and delight those familiar with the original wonderful story.

'One of the most popular West End musicals ever'. (Evening Standard)

'The perfect choice for a spellbinding night out.' (Daily Mail)


Wicked the Musical Film

Following the success of the stage production, it is only natural that fans have questioned whether a film version of the musical is on the cards. We spoke to the Producer of the show Marc Platt, and asked him when fans can expect to see Wicked on the big screen:

"The process and development of the movie has begun in earnest and it will happen when the material is at a place where we feel, as the creators, that the adaptation of it will be as satisfying as a film as it is in a theatre. That could be tomorrow or it could be a year from now - I don't know the answer to that, it IS in the process, we have just set the bar really high. We're not shooting to a release date - we want the film to be unique and satisfying as the stage experience which is still terribly successful."

It has been revealed that Stephen Daldry, the director of such films as 'Billy Elliot', 'The Reader', and 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' has been attached to the film version of Wicked for the past couple of years. Original book writer Winnie Holzman is also on board to write the screenplay, and Producers are making sure that all the vital elements come together to make it the best version of the film that it could possibly be.

Book your Wicked musical tickets, playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London, today.


Wicked Synopsis

Wicked gives Glinda the Good and Elphaba, the evil Wicked Witch of the West, their chance in the spotlight.

The two characters meet at Shiz University as sorcery students. Glinda is blonde and extremely popular, while Elphaba has green skin and is misunderstood. The witches become unlikely friends, however the cracks in their bond quickly begin to show.

Soon, you find yourself rooting for the person you thought you’d be booing as Glinda's need for popularity sees her seduced by power, while Elphaba chooses to remain true to herself and those she loves.

There are hints of ‘Harry Potter’ in the sorcery school setting and fantastic, fiery special effects which only enhance, never obscure, a sometimes sad, sometimes sexy, but always riveting tale.


Facts & Figures

The costumes and special effects for this show are so amazing, it costs around $800,000 a week just to stage the Broadway version. And the London production is just as lavish.

The wingspan of the Time Dragon Clock is the same as that of a Cessna light aircraft.

There are more than 200 costumes and over 70 wigs - each of which is custom made and can cost between £800 and £1,600 each. It’s money well spent for in December 2010, the show became the first in London to ever take more than £1,000,000 in one week when 20,000 people attended just 9 performances.


Who Is It Suitable For

Wicked casts a spell on all who see it. With spectacular special effects (flying monkeys, a smoke-breathing dragon), gorgeous costumes, catchy songs and slick dance routines, this is an unmissable piece of musical theatre history.

But Wicked is also thought-provoking. So even if you’re not a musicals fan, you’ll find a lot to like about Wicked - and maybe even something to learn about loneliness and discrimination. No wonder Wicked was voted Entertainment Weekly’s Best Musical of the Decade.

Wicked is suitable for a general audience but is recommended for ages 7+. Children under 3 years of age will not be admitted.


Wicked Child Policy

The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Circle row A Restricted View warning - Balcony wall (row A). It is recommended that these seats are for customers who are 5’8” (173cm) or taller but are suitable for most adults.

Recommended for ages 7+, children under 4 will not be admitted. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by adult during the performance.

Important information

Running time
2hrs 45mins
Booking Until
Sat, 30 November 2019
Cast

Wicked Cast

By: Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. Book by Winnie Holzman.
Producer: Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone
Director: Joe Mantello
Songs by: Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Lighting: Kenneth Posner
Sound: Tony Meola
Design: Eugene Lee
Costume: Susan Hilferty
 
Cast list:
Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba), Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda) and Jennie Abbotts, Ashley Birchall, Nicole Carlisle, Nicholas Corre, Conor Crown, Kerry Enright, Aimée Fisher, Joseph Fletcher, Alexandra Grierson, Katy Hanna, Tom Andrew Hargreaves, Olivia Kate Holding, Claudia Kariuki, Will Lucas, James McHugh, Danny Michaels, Ellie Mitchell, Rosa O’Reilly, Matt Parsons, Alex Pinder, Sam Robinson, Paulo Teixeira, Samantha Thomas, Hannah Toy, Russell Walker, Sasha Wareham and Libby Watts.
Reviews

Wicked Critics & Reviews

TIME OUT SAYS

**** 

The musical witches of this 'Wizard of Oz' prequel are still casting a spell over the West End


The film world continues its love affair with werewolves, vampires and all things 'Twilight'. But theatre types have always known witches are where it's at. After its 2006 opening at Apollo Victoria, Oz prequel 'Wicked' continues to fill this massive theatre with an international crowd of voracious consumers (glass of champagne and a choccy for £16 anyone?). But this stylish and bombastic musical still delivers, sailing over its patchy score thanks to a gravity-defying performance from its current leading lady Rachel Tucker, as the intense green-skinned undergrad who goes on to become the Wicked Witch of the West.

'Wicked' is a spectacle that rises or falls around its central performance. In the midst of a gigantic production full of bangs, bells and whistles Tucker, with her small frame and searing vocal ability, simply flies off with the show.

She's closely followed by Gina Beck, who plays the good girl, Glinda. Glinda and Elphaba's relationship forms the heart of this story and, as the Good Witch, Beck is a consummate clown, playing up the silliness of her character at every turn. But she can raise a tear, too, and her final duet with Tucker, 'For Good', is genuinely heart-rending.

The Tim Burton-inspired ensemble oscillates between the hypnotic and grotesque and a sweet but thin-voiced Matt Willis charms as the rather superfluous Prince. As in classical ballet, this is all about the women and, even by previous lead Idina Menzel's standards, they are in soaring form here.

This review is from 2015. The current cast of 'Wicked' is Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie(Standby for Glinda).

Check the official website for full cast details.

How to get cheap tickets: a limited number of front row stalls day seats for night’s performance will go on sale at the box office every morning from 10.30am, priced £29.50 each. In person only.

BY: HONOUR BAYES

Venue Info

Apollo Victoria Theatre

17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG

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Apollo Victoria Theatre

Address: 17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG
Capacity: 2384

The Apollo Victoria Theatre was opened in 1930 as a cinema. Built by Ernest Wamsley Lewis and William Edward Trent, the interior was decorated in a nautical Art Deco theme with scallop shells and sculpted fountains ordaining the walls and ceilings. This theme still exists today, though it has been lit in a manner to highlight the green tones of the decoration – a nod to the Emerald City of the theatre’s current tenant, the hit musical Wicked. The theatre also contains a theatre organ that used to be play before the showings of films. The pipes of the organ are incorporated into the set design for Wicked and can be seen above the proscenium.

Named the New Victoria Cinema, films would show regularly but there was also the option to house variety acts and big bands on the theatre’s stage, which offered London audiences an eclectic mix of entertainment possibilities in one venue.

Closing during World War II though not sustaining any serious damage, the theatre reopened in May 1941 and continued to entertain well into the 1970s, finally closing in 1976. The theatre went dark for five years, reopening in 1981 as a fully-fledged theatre. Shirley Bassey was the headline act in a celebratory concert to mark the reopening of the newly named Apollo Victoria Theatre. Since then, musicals have reigned supreme, starting in 1981 with a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music starring Petula Clark.

1984 saw the arrival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest smash hit, Starlight Express. The auditorium had to be completely redesigned to incorporate the production’s set design, which included race tracks through the audience and a split-level skating rink on the stage. The show was a huge success, running for 18 years. Upon its closure, the interior was restored by the architects Jaques Muir and Partners.

The hit musical Wicked has been playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre since September 2006.

Seating

The auditorium has two levels - Stalls and Dress Circle. This is a very wide auditorium, and those at the extreme sides may suffer with sightlines, but the price of the tickets for these seats does reflect the quality. The overhang of the Dress Circle will affect the view of the top of the stage from seats in Row Y and onwards.

The Dress Circle in this theatre is very deep, and as such the last few rows of seats do feel rather removed from the action, though the view is still excellent and the spectacle of the current production is still very much apparent from these seats. The legroom is also generally very good.


Facilities At Apollo Victoria Theatre 

Seat plan: Apollo Victoria Theatre Seat Plan
Facilities: Bar
Disabled toilets
Infrared hearing loop
Toilets
Wheelchair accessible


Access description:
4 steps up to the main entrance on Wilton Road. Second main entrance on Vauxhall Bridge Road via a stairlift or up 8 steps. Both entrances have highlighted steps and handrails on either side. Box Office in foyer. Stalls down 29 steps from foyer. Stairlift or 13 steps up to the Dress Circle from the foyer. Theatre opens one hour before the performance.

Sound Amplification: Induction loop and infra-red system in the auditorium.

Guide Dogs: 4 guide dogs allowed inside auditorium - aisle seats are best. Staff can also dog sit.

Disabled Access: 4 spaces for wheelchair users on either side of the Dress Circle (located a third of the way up) accessed by a platform lift in the foyer. 8 wheelchair transfer seats available in the Dress Circle.

Toilets: Men’s up 15 steps from row A of the Dress Circle. Women’s up 18 steps. Further toilets at Stalls level.

Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet off the Foyer.


Nearest tube: Victoria
Tube lines: District, Circle, Victoria
Location: West End
Railway station: Victoria
Bus numbers: (Victoria Station) 2, 16, 36, 38, 73, 82, 170, 507, C2, C10; (Wilton Road) 24, 52, 185, 436; (Victoria Street) 44, 148, C1
Night bus numbers: (Victoria Station) 36, C2, N38, N73, N136 ; (Wilton Road) 24, N2, N16, N52; (Victoria Street) 148, N44
Car park: Semley Place (10mins)
Within congestion zone?: Yes
Directions from tube: The theatre can be se

Photos

Wicked Photo Gallery