Wednesday 28th February 2018, (day one), my mini break begins with a trip To Bristol Hippodrome for two performances of the superb musical ‘Wicked’. This will be my last visit to this show here, until it’s arrival in Cardiff throughout November, so I’m making the most of it today. With the rest of the week off work I’m on a musicals short holiday (weather permitting) between Bristol and Cardiff over the next four days. Bristol is bathed in sunshine, but it’s freezing to go with it, lots of hot coffee and Costa’s to come.
For both the Matinee and Evening shows we have Amy Ross playing Elphaba with Helen Woolf as Glinda. I have yet to mention the role of Nessarose, played beautifully by Emily Shaw, who has a great singing voice, fitting into the role perfectly, and a real joy to watch. It’s a shame the character doesn’t have a bigger part, I think that’s the only thing I would change in this fabulous musical.
Yet again both performances were superb, the bond between the characters keep growing and getting better with every performance. Amy and Helen are just brilliant together, add in Aaron as Fiyaro, and you get a wonderful mix. All the cast are exceptional making this an absolutely stunning affair, one that I cannot stop watching.
The set, lighting and costumes are so bright and cheerful, adding a huge amount to the brilliance the show produces. With its superb music, played to perfection by the musicians in the pit, the all round quality just impresses enormously, just can’t get enough of it at the moment. So looking forward to November when I can see this wonderful musical again.
3 thoughts on “Wicked (number 26 and 27).”
The four times I saw Wicked were spread out over the years. The first time being on Broadway was in 2006 as a date til my mom. The 2nd time I have no idea when was in high school at some point. The 3rd time was in 2013 as a date with dad and I mainly wanted to see it this time because I wanted my dad to see it, which he hadn’t by this point. The fourth time was in 2014 when my college took a group of students to see it staring Mary Kate Morrisey as Elphaba (the standby), Amanda Jane Copper as Glinda and Ashley Parker Angel as Fiyero. Those three times after Broadway, I saw in Charlotte.
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My last show till November, I’ll be blogging other shows, but more wicked blogs to come then.
The last musical I saw was last November. It was Les Mis in Greenville with my college. Each year I always hope to see at least one musical
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