As a massive musical theatre fan I love to see a variety of musicals, but rarely see one over and over again. However I made an exception for wicked, seeing it for the seventh time in February of this year. As you can imagine I have had to cast up several favours from friends to ensure I wasn’t flying solo to the Apollo Victoria, but not one of them have failed to be blown away by the scale of the production, the emotion of the music and the relatability of the story.
The fist time I saw wicked the role of Elphaba was played by Kerry Ellis. To this day I believe it was her performance and connection with the character which made me return – however I soon realised that no matter who was playing Elphaba the show could hold its own.
What I connect most with in Wicked are the songs. There isn’t one single track which I don’t enjoy. My favourite song from wicked is unsurprisingly defying gravity, this song has become some what iconic and has the complete essence of the show wrapped up in the lyrics.
I think it's safe to say that 7 performances on I am still as green as ever and cannot wait to see it again.