“The gravity-defying Wizard of Oz prequel” (Time Out London) is already the 15th longest running show in West End’s theatre history and now in its 12th year at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre where the “hugely popular show” (The Times) has now been seen by over 8.5 million theatregoers. Around the world, WICKED has now been seen by over 53 million people in 16 countries, and won over 100 major awards.
Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
I sat down with London’s newest Glinda, Sophie Evans for a chat about the show.