When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one side of the story. Was the infamous Wicked Witch of the West really wicked, or the innocent victim of a corrupt regime?
Based on Gregory Maguire’s outstanding novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, ingeniously 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 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 fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Experience this unforgettable musical and discover that you’ve not been told the whole story about the Land of Oz.
WICKED returns to Wales Millennium Centre for four weeks only from Wednesday 31st October to Saturday 24th November 2018. One of the most successful productions in the venue’s history, WICKED was previously seen by over 90,000 people in Cardiff Bay so get your tickets early because it’s going to be a sell-out.
For tickets call 02920 636464 or visit www.wmc.org.uk.
WICKED is suitable for a general audience. As a guide to parents, guardians and teachers, it is recommended for ages 7+. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 3 years of age will not be admitted.