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.
Described as ‘a rich and triumphant feat of imagination and allegory’, Gregory Maguire’s brilliantly original story has been internationally acclaimed. The Toronto Star said: ‘while weaving a seductive web of fantasy and fun, Maguire also manages to score serious points about the nature of being an outsider in our society’.
The spectacular, multi award-winning stage adaptation, with music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, has become the most spellbinding and successful new musical in years. The Evening Standard raved: ‘a remarkable kaleidoscope of magical shocks, surprises and sensations, WICKED works like a dream.'
Elphaba: Kerry Ellis
Glinda: Dianne Pilkington
Fiyero: Oliver Tompsett
Madame Morrible: Harriet Thorpe
The Wizard: Desmond Barrit
Nessarose: Caroline Keiff
Boq: Jeremy Legat
Doctor Dillamond: Andy Mace
Standby for Elphaba: Ashleigh Gray
Standby for Glinda: Sarah Earnshaw