What a Wicked launch

If you’re from Leeds, you’ll know the iconic Clock Tower at Leeds Town Hall. Imagine stage star Amy Ross having a little sing along right next to it!

As far as theatre launches go, that one’s pretty spectacular. Yep, you guessed it, Wicked is winging its way to Leeds Grand Theatre from Wednesday 13 June to Saturday 7 July 2018, and the city is pretty excited about it.

Why should you see Wicked?

Glinda and Elphaba (aka The Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of The West) are the heroines of the tale, giving the audience a prequel to the oh so famous Wizard of Oz. People are captivated by this musical, the 15th longest running show in West End history. Worldwide it has been seen by over 53 million people in 16 countries and won over 100 major international awards – pretty strong stats for what is, I feel, a fairly average musical.

It’s as spectacular as any expensive panto, and the show is carried by hit song Defying Gravity. The rest are a little forgettable and, dare I say, irritating. However, it’s always interesting to see a new cast take to the stage and I’m sure the production will be fantastic.

Will you be going along? Chat to me on Twitter and tell me all about it!

Photograph credited to Anthony Robling

One thought

  1. I saw Wicked four times: once on Broadway and three times on tour when it came to Charlotte. I was only 12 when I first saw Wicked. It is this powerful and beautiful story about friendship between Glinda and Elphaba. The main love triangle found between the two girls and Fiyero help add a fascinating texture to the musical. The musical has truly changed me “for good”

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