Wicked

Wicked-smallLast weekend I went to see Wicked in London with my friend, Joy.  We’d managed to get a really good offer from LondonBreaks.com which meant we got tickets and a 4* hotel, including full English breakfast, for around £75.  We stayed the night at the Kensington Close Hotel, which is the hotel I stayed in with mum earlier this summer, as it is easy to find, quiet and well placed to get everywhere. 

After checking in at the hotel, a quick look around Kensington High Street, and a cup of tea in a café, we headed off to find somewhere to eat for dinner.  The theatre is just by Victoria station and there was a few restaurants nearby.  We chose the Bella Italia as it seemed popular but not too busy, and had reasonable prices – we paid just under £40 for 2 course meal including a large glass of wine.  We arrived about 5.30pm, which was good timing as by 6pm they were turning people away.

GokOn arrival we went to head for our seats, and just as we headed to the stairs I saw we were standing right next to Gok Wan.  Joy didn’t notice and then later teased me saying he’d wouldn’t be sitting down with ‘the masses’ but it turned out he was in fact sitting just in front of us. I felt a bit sorry for him though as he just got hounded by people wanting autographs and photographs – but I guess that’s what you get for being famous!

Dragon-smallThe stage was really elaborate with a map of Oz and a huge dragon above the stage.  During the show the dragon’s eyes light up and he moves his head around.  It was very cleverly done.

The show was excellent.  It is based around the story of the Witches from the Wizard of Oz and tells the story of how they grew up together.  It is really clever how it is written to tie in with the Wizard of Oz, and kept me guessing as to how they would end it!  It’s certainly a show I’d recommend and like to see again.

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