This post should be coming out two days actually four days after my 20th birthday. Don’t feel different, still pretty much still a little kid. But I digress…
This is the second out of the three events I went to on this particular day. (Also the second post I am doing without typing a single word.)
We went to the world renowned musical, Wicked, straight after some good Korean bibimbap after a 20 minute stroll from the Saatchi Gallery.
It was a nice change of pace after being on feet for approximately 3 1/2 hours.
Wicked at the New Victoria Theatre was the common site I grew up with occasionally attending church With my family at Westminster Cathedral. We will grab McDonalds and walk around Victoria for a couple of minutes before hopping on a bus home.
The Apollo Victoria Theatre started off as a state of the art cinema back in 1929. The building got refurbished and reopened as the new Victoria Theatre in 1975 the CA area has hosted a series of other musical classics such as Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music and premiered Andrew Lloyd Webber’s revolutionary Starlight Express.
It was an exciting experience for me to be on the other side of the doors of this building I passed so often either being from swimming or church.
Once we enter the doors we were welcomed by a glistening emerald interior reflecting on Emerald city. Mind you, I’ve never fully watched the Wizard of Oz. I think I have but my memory is patchy.
All I know, is that there is some Ruby slippers involved in the story.
Either way, this didn’t really hinder my experience nor my enjoyment of the musical in actuality as the loose pieces of my Wizard of Oz memory was being put together throughout the play. Every moment a piece clicked in, a little light bulb lit up in my childish brain.
The musical was based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative retelling of the movie and the original The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank Baum in 1900.
It explored the origins and unlikely friendship of Glinda the Good Witch and Wicked Witch of the West. From their time together as roommates and their antics until they departed on their separate paths then continues after Dorothy’s arrival in Oz from Kansas.
Though, I did find the ending being little bittersweet.
Needless to say, it is understandable on why this is such a loved musical.
Why not give it a visit? Go and see Emerald city for yourself!
As tickets starting from £20 what’s stopping you from having three hours of sorcery fun.
Click your heels together three times then say…