Wednesday 7th February 2018, another day off work and another trip to the Bristol Hippodrome to watch the best show in the world ‘Wicked’. As you can see from the title this will be my 23rd performance of this incredible musical, over the past few years since it first toured, back in 2014/15. looking back at last weeks show, Wicked has a really great cast with some stand out performances throughout. So I’m really looking forward to this afternoons matinee, just to make my midweek excursion out of the Welsh valleys another day I’ll never forget.
Talking of the cast, we have a few changes from my last visit with Amy Ross playing Elphaba and Charli Baptie as Glinda. Seeing it so many times gives me the opportunity to hear different actors and actresses playing the main roles, which for me, shows the strength in depth in the theatre world that the UK currently has in abundance. Last week I managed to catch the superb partnership of Nikki Bentley and Helen Woolf, today a different one. And what another fabulous performance given by Amy and Charli, these two Also work well together, with again such wonderful voices ringing out around the auditorium. this has been yet another immense privilege to watch these amazing performers live on stage.The frame has Helen Woolf (Glinda), Amy Ross (Elphaba) and Aaron Sidwell (Fiyaro), as the three lead performers of this fabulous musical.
Yet again another fabulous performance from everyone on show at Wicked on tour. Even though I’ve seen this so many times, I still have a few tears in my eyes on certain sections of this wonderful musical, as I keep on mentioning on every visit. I love this show so much I really can’t wait for my next visit, it can’t come around quick enough for my liking.
1 thought on “Wicked (number 23).”
Seen Wicked four times already. The first was on Broadway at the age of 12 in 2006. The other 3 were on tour when it stopped in Charlotte. On Broadway, I was just with my mom: all of my NYC was just a trip with my mom. Little did I know that when I saw Wicked, the musical would change me for good. I only went my 3rd time so my dad will get a chance to see it, but yet he gave me the better seat: before the show began, the tallest guy sat in front of me and my dad switched seats with me. The 4th, my school took a group of us to see Wicked in Charlotte and my school is only about 1 hr away and the 4th was when I felt the most vulnerable and the emotions ran the deepest.
Its such a magical and spectacular musical. The friendship found between Elphaba and Glinda is so special. Then throw in the love triangle found between Elphaba, Glinda, and Fiyero and adds this wonderful texture to the musical and that does help in strengthening the love triangle. It shows just how far the girls will go to keep friendship alive with a boy in the way. Wicked has everything I want in a musical: spectacle/dance, complexity, comedy, romance, positive and negative emotions in the score and a strong emotional connection. Elphaba is my favorite musical character since I see a lot of myself in her.
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