Eleanor and I went to see Wicked at Leeds Grand Theatre last night and I can report that it was wicked.
I didn't know very much about this musical at all, other than that it was about the two witches from The Wizard of Oz. I thought the time line was prior to what happened in the well known film, however, part of the story runs parallel with it and other characters such a the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow pop up too. The story is about the friendship between Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Nikki Davis Jones and Emily Tierney who took on these two roles were fabulous together with great on stage chemisty. The whole production was a spectacle, a brilliant story, incredible acting, wonderful dancing, fabulous costumes and an electric atmosphere.
This isn't a show that I've looked forward to seeing. The tickets were bought over a year ago but only because it's a production which Eleanor's wanted to see for a long time. I often enjoy things more when I haven't been looking forward to them, and that applies in this instance. The Wicked tour is continuing around the country and if you can get hold of tickets, I can thoroughly recommend the show. I wish I was going to see it again.