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Alice Fearn (Elphaba) and Sophie Evans (Glinda) in Wicked (Photo: Darren Bell)

Alice Fearn (Elphaba) and Sophie Evans (Glinda) in Wicked (Photo: Darren Bell)

Celebrating 5000 shows, here’s why we love Wicked!

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements First Published 9 August 2018, Last Updated 10 August 2018

Wicked is celebrating another incredible achievement tonight, as the show plays its 5000th performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Already the 14th longest-running West End musical, the brilliant production will celebrate its 12th birthday next month.

Meanwhile, we’re also celebrating the first week of Kids Week! And what a week it’s been. Over the past seven days, hundreds of children aged 16 or under have made life-long memories by seeing a show for free – including Wicked. So to help spread the Wicked and Kids Week love, we’re sharing some of your comments about them both.

After all, Wicked’s been a West End and Kids Week favourite for years – and the below comments and photos say it all.


Lara Hamens Wicked visit for Kids Week

Mina Preston's Kids Week visit to Wicked

Claire-Louise Osbourne's Kids Week visit to Wicked

Sara Spears' Kids Week's visit to Wicked

Lara’s, Mina’s, Claire-Louise’s, and Sarah’s families were all swept away by Wicked. And who can blame them? The reimagining of the classic story, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, has been winning over the hearts of theatregoers for 12 years thanks to its incredible sets, costumes, songs and performances. Thank you all for sharing your experience – and congratulations to everybody at Wicked!

Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire – which reimagines the brilliant story written by L Frank Baum – Wicked tells the story of the shy, misunderstood, green Elphaba and the popular, blonde Galinda. The two girls meet at sorcery school and form an unlikely but profound friendship which changes their lives forever. 

Have you seen a show with Kids Week? Let us know! Share your experience on our Facebook group. Haven’t got your Kids Week tickets yet? No problem. There’s still plenty of time to book tickets. There are still loads of great shows to choose from, so make your kid’s day this August.


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