I think I will start off by saying I am not a huge theatre go-er.
I don't dislike the theatre, but I never caught that big theatre bug!
In saying that, there are a lot of shows that I think 'oh yeh, must go see that sometime'
So, when the opportunity to see Wicked came up, and as it was in Aberdeen.. I was actually very excited at the prospect of taking in a show.
Wicked being one of those shows that the majority of people I know have seen, the one that they then see again..and again.. and prevail to tell me that I just have to go and see it, but I never had the opportunity before and didn't know much of the story, so it remained on my 'oh yeh, must go see that sometime' list.
I won't be ruining the story for those of you who haven't seen it, and for those where it remains on your list of things to see but a few things to mention..
I love how bright and colourful the costumes are
The fact that they have been performing two shows a day with the amount of singing (which is beautiful) involved is incredible and commands a huge amount of respect!
The story has all angles covered and totally flips your childhood opinions of the Oz story
I took my boyfriend with me to see this, and he really enjoyed it. It is quite a girly story though, maybe you would fully embrace this better if shared with another like-minded female but as I said, he did enjoy it.
The monkeys freak me the hell out. Words can't even..
I said I wouldn't ruin the story and I won't, but a brief introduction if you are completely unfamiliar!
Wicked is a parallel view of The Wizard of Oz.
Seen from the perspective of two witches - Elphaba and Glinda, from meeting as students at university to how we eventually come to know them in the Wizard of Oz as The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda The Good.
It covers a lot of young adult emotions, feeling misunderstood.. friendship groups, looking at the popular people and how easy everything seems, love, life ..but it takes a new spin on what you thought you knew.
If you get the opportunity to see Wicked, I couldn't recommend it enough..(have I just turned into my friends?!)
It has been running for over 9 years and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down so there is plenty of time to make an event of it
Tickets start from £16 so hopefully it is affordable for most people and it is something a little different!
I have added the website link and clip below if you are interested in any more information
Has anyone already seen it? What were your thoughts?