Wicked the Musical - Westend Review
So last night was a long over due visit to see Wicked here in the Westend. Following on from Jenni's tour review I've been wanting to see the show again.
On arrival at the Apollo Victoria it was really nice to see at last the station refurbishment is nearly finished and you can finally see the station without lots of hoarding blocking the view.
The theatre itself if you haven't been before is beautifully done in its art deco design. Both on the way into the theatre and the auditorium if you are a fan of theatre design it really is something to look at.
I have to also give a mention to all the staff in the theatre they are all lovely if you need any help or advice on the merchandise.
The show itself was nothing short of brilliant. I took a friend who had never seen the show before and she was in love with the show half way through the first part of the show. Sitting up in the Dress Circle we had a great view. You really do get a great view that takes in everything from the stage set to the costumes.
I've always noticed from this theatre that the sound carries to you where ever you are sitting and you don't loose any of the dialogue or the soundtrack.
I've also been wanting for a long time to see Alice Fearn take to the stage as Elphaba and it was totally worth the wait. Her vocals for Defying Gravity were incredible. It is the song of the show and the power Alice put into the song on Saturday night along with all the others easily put her into my top 5 favourite Elphaba's that I have seen over the years.
If you haven't already seen the show grab a ticket now and head down to check it out. Wicked is also in my top 5 shows to check out at Westend Live this year which is on in London in a few weeks time.
Have a great week