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"Remember the last time an original Broadway musical made you laugh, cry and think - in the right places, and for the right reasons?"

Elysa Gardner, US Today

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the record-breaking hit of the decade

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is the story of The Land of Oz, The Emerald City and The Yellow Brick Road long before Dorothy and Toto. Concerning Glinda and Elphaba, better known as The Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of The West, this is the story of an unlikely friendship and how love, ambitions and accomplishments dictate the paths they chose, and the rest of their lives.

Wicked is the smash hit of the new millennium that's still breaking records over a decade later, with Stephen Schwartz' breath-taking original songs, including 'Defying Gravity', 'Popular' and 'As Long As You're Mine', creating the perfect soundtrack to this instant classic.

Defying Gravity: The Story of Wicked

Welcome to the world of Oz - where nothing is as it seems. When Governor Frexspar travels away on business, his wife Melena is approached by a mysterious stranger called Turtle Heart, who presents her with a phial of glowing green potion. One thing leads to another, and the mysterious green-dressed stranger takes his leave. Fast forward nine months, and she gives birth to a baby girl - with emerald green skin. Her name is Elphaba.

Eighteen years later, Elphaba is sent to The Unversity of Shiz, in order to care for her disabled, beautiful and talented younger sister Nessarose. However, the dean of the university, Madame Morrible has other ideas, and places Elphaba with a blonde, perky witch called Galinda to room with. Initially the beautiful and popular Glinda clashes with the fiery, misunderstood, green-skinned Elphaba before learning to put their differences aside, and form an unexpected bond.As the years pass, the two hone their powers at the University, but things soon appear to be amiss.

When Elphaba rescues a timidly lion cub from the laboratory, she uncovers a plot that could destroy Oz. How will she, a mere student, overcome the evil that threatens the University and her friends? There is only one thing for it she must flee and join the resistance, and learn what it is to truly be...WICKED.

did you know?

Elphaba's gorgeously green look is down to MAC's professional standard Chromacake in Landscape Green. Pots of the emerald hue are mixed with water to create the flawless green base, whilst purple and other bold shades are added during her tranformation into the Wicked Witch of the West - including those infamous ruby red lips. Sadly MAC's Chromacake is only available to professional makeup artists, so cosplayers and Elphaba wannabes must make do with standard face paint for now.

Additional Information


Previews from: 7 October 2003

Opening night: 30 October 2003


Recommended age for children is 8 years and up. There is nothing of a vulgar or of a sexual nature, but there are adult themes. Everyone is required to have a ticket. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Gershwin Theater.

Run time

Two hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

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