Are you considering seeing Wicked? Then read our Wicked reviews and see what other theatre goers thought of it. If you go and see it, come back here, write a review and help others decide whether it's worth buying a tickets to see it.
Written on: 08/11/2013 by sophiebedden
i have always wanted to see this show and my friend got me tickets so i was really excited and lets just say i was not disaponted. we had to queue up to get our tickets but we expected that and it was great customer service. we got in and had wonderfull seats (dress circle C43) the set was amazing it looked so real. as soon as the show started i knew that i was in heaven. if you know the story of dorthy then you will understand this more but even so it was increadalbe. the costumes were... (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2013
My husband and I have just came back from Wicked musical. It was a gift for my birthday. I must say that sadly we are very disappointed with the show. It was extremely boring, poor story which made no sense, noisy singing, songs not catchy at all, average dancing. The plot was boring. It was not funny either. We wanted to leave at the interval, but decided to stay and give a second chance. Unfortunately, the second half was not better at all. I almost slept at the end. The only interesting... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2013
I went with my husband and three teenage daughters as a family treat as the girls had been wanting to see it for some time. I have been to many of the west end shows, love musicals and usually get totally emotionally involved with them. Unfortunately, 'Wicked' didn't engage my husband, my 18 year old daughter or myself at all. We found the songs extremely dull, tuneless and unmoving - perhaps because the script didn't allow the characters to become emotionally convincing. I was so bored,... (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2012 by Grumpyjill
Went with my daughter for a 'treat' - I am in my fifties and my daughter is in her twenties. We were so disappointed by lack of storyline, no variation in the music - two soprano voices belting out dull dull songs - we left during the interval. The special effects were impressive but could not merit us staying any longer. (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2012 by magic-Andy (1 review written)
I have now seen this show 3 times and each time it has been brilliant. The cast and scenery make this a fantastic show, a show which caters for the whole family. Matt Willis was in the latest show I show but have to admit he has not been as good as his predecessors. However Rachel Tucker- has an amazing voice and stage prescence and its worth seeing the show just for her. The theatre is very close to Victoria underground station. Prices are reasonable if you hunt down the bargains. I... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2012
Wicked is one of the best musicals I have ever scene! All the costume, music and scenery is fantastic! After it had finished, I was singing along to all the songs and buying the FULL soundtrack! It's obsessive! Wicked is exciting and mind-blowing! Anyone can see it! It's about the 2 witches from the 'Wizard of Oz', Glinda and Elphaba,Rachel Tucker (Elphaba) was AMAZING! Her voice and acting skills are well....WICKED! It's a must see production! The music was perfect for every drama. The... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2012
The worst show I have ever had to sit through. We were very tempted not to go back to our seats after the interval. Theatre was only 2/3 full and there were large parties of school children which shows that they must be selling the seats off cheaply so we feel very ripped off at having paid £80 plus per seat for our pre booked seats. Has put us off London theatre for a while, very very bad value for money not a pleasant evening out. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2012
Whilst visiting the city of New York on February 16th, I watched the Broadway Company’s version of the prequel to the Wizard of Oz. The show was called Wicked; the lead character, the witch (Elphaba), is played by Donna Vivino. Donna Vivino is an actress who has played roles in the Broadway productions of: Hairspray, Martin Short: Fame Becomes me, Saturday Night Fever, and the original Young Cosette in Les Miserbles. She was a fantastic actress. The play is not in chronological order as it... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2012 by plotland
The worst musical I've ever seen, I feel very sorry for the cast because the main problem is a very poor script and abysmal songs. The whole production is clunky and awkward, to be honest I've seen better productions at provincial theatre pantomimes, this is not the quality you expect from a major London theatre. My wife and I saw the new Wizard of Oz production in London late last year and it's in a completely different league to this show. We were not alone in our opinion, half the group... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2012 by Aaronaaa
Wicked is by far the best thing in the west end now, it's the best for sets, costumes and pure magic. It is worth every penny and gives inspiration to all who see it, the story is great and I can't see why some people dislike it. The current cast are great and each time I go they have made a little change which makes a big diffrence. Some may think it's too loud and not good quality dining but I disagree, once you know the story and it's meaning you will be changed 'for good' you don't have... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2011
The only good thing about Wicked is the theatre location and its ease to get to. It is only a stones throw from Victoria tube, so is Billy Elliot which we have already seen and thoroughly enjoyed. Wicked starts of with what could only be described as a tuneless mob all trying to out sing each other, it doesn't get much better through the show. The dialogue is hard to hear yet the singing deafens you. I hate to admit it but I actually nodded off through the show. I did not like to mention it... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2011
I went to a late show and was bored to tears. Half of our group feel asleep! The set was amazing, just a shame that the cast didnt out shine the set. Go to Mama Mia instead. (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2011
one of the best musicals i have EVER seen. the acting was fantastic, singing was truely out of this world and it just draws you and you forget where you are. louise dearman was not performing the day i saw it so chloe taylor was standing in for the role of glinda and she really pulled off the role in her own unique way. definatly worth the money i paid not just for the ticket but to travel all the way to london just to go and see it and i would love to see it again. (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2011
I thought wicked was ok, not the best musical i have seen! My friend thought the same as me. I found it quiet slow and boring. The Make up
was clever. I would see it again though, maybe
i would enjoy it more. The singing was amazing, but not catchy songs. (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2011
Loved this musical, really astounded that some people disliked it! I was totally mesmerised the whole way through, it was light hearted, funny, emotional, sweet and totally brilliant, loved the ending !! Great acting and singing, the sets were wonderful, the 2 witches were just wonderful, would definately go and see it again! (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2011
AMAZING! This is a must-see, no doubt! Wicked was a fun, thrilling, and remarkable adventure. This play may be just a bit confusing for children under the age of 7 or 8, but it shouldn't matter, because they will be caught up in all the intense, fun, fast-paced rhythm of the extraordinary music incorporated in the show. Don't miss this show, because Wicked is without a doubt wicked! (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2011
I found this show very disappointing it was too long, painfully slow and I couldnt wait for it to end. The story line was very weak and I found it a bore. However the acting was good in parts and the costumes and scenery were imaginative and colourful. The theatre was packed and there were many people there that clearly did enjoy it. Maybe it was just me! (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2011
Really excellent musical definitely worth seeing. In my opinion it had fantastic singing, great set design and choreography and overall was a really enjoyable musical. (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2011
went and queued for hours on morning of the show to get cheap front row seats, were on the very front row some of the characters where withing a metre from me!LOVED the songs and actors were good, i heart oz. bought a really nice t shirt! only bad bit was the journey as we got lost on the tube.. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2011
There was so much going on in the story that nothing was explored in any meaningful depth, making the show extremely dull and hard to get into. The songs were forgettable, uninspiring and performed without any emotion. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2011
This musical was absolutely AMAZING! The music was great, the acting was great, the singing was great, the set was great. Think they got it spot on. Even my sister, who isn't really into muscials thought i was really something and we would both love to go and see it again. Cant say that there was anything i didnt like or thought they could do better. (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2010 by Gelphie56 (1 review written)
Believe the hype! The most popular show of the decade.
Trust me, when they say that, they mean that something WICKED this way comes.
Catch the pun, Wicked, as it's used so many times to describe what a spectacular masterpiece this is!
It's a very clever story-telling prophecy and a twist on the beloved classic Wizard of Oz. However, the wicked witch is not all what you think. Spoilers will not be given out as it will ruin the surprise of the show but if anything, Wicked is an absolute must... (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2010
The musical 'Wicked' is an amazing show in terms of sound and colour effects. The sound and colours used gets you attracted and it is really enjoyable.
further more, the play/story itself was not that good. To be honesti could not even follow the story. I was really confused because they went from one point to another.
In conclusion, the show was 'alright' and I would recommend it (read more)
Written on: 30/11/2010
The best musical I have ever seen. I go to theatre a lot and have seen all the popular shows at the West End. I can honestly say that Wicked is in a different league from all the other shows.
Everything is just perfect and captivating. The music, the actors, the plot, the costumes.
I definitely recommend it and can't wait to see it again. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2010
Wicked is a truly amazing musical, and one that I feel privileged to see. I was at first loathe to believe all the hype that I had heard about Wicked; how could one musical be deserving of so much praise. However, my opinion changed "For Good" once I had seen the musical. Spellbinding songs and enchanting performances, I was hooked from the first note. Performances were uniformly good, and though some parts were slower than others, it did not detract from the overall show. The songs pack... (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2010 by iidmn9 (1 review written)
reading the book and looking forward to the musical (went the the 2nd to last show, here in mpls.) kept me highly entertained. very enjoyable way to spend free time. (sure tops the boob tube!)
make a great day! (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2010
I was pretty disappointed by this musical. Having recently seen the fantastic Oliver, I was all ready to believe the hype about Wicked. Oliver is so good because of the excellent songs, characters and story - which are all fatally weak points in Wicked. There are one, maybe two, memorable songs but the rest are instantly forgettable and barely relevant. The cast did well enough with the material and the special effects and staging were quite impressive. However the real problem is the plot,... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2010 by G Girl (1 review written)
This show is absolutely fantastic; a must see musical. It will have you rolling on the floor laughing one minute, and crying the next, and some of the solo performances will send shivers down your spine!!
The only bad point - the older males. Some of the songs seem a bit low, and the musical doesn't really acheive anything with songs like 'A Sentimental Man'. An exception to this is 'Wonderful'- a truly wonderful song!! (excellent performance too!)
I would recommend this musical to anyone! (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2010
Some of the reviews here seem to be angry about the fact that the audience aren't getting the message from the show properly, and as such are marking the musical itself down. I find it weird that people are more interested in watching the audience and how they are reacting than the show itself; every person will get different things out of a show, and each are entitled to enjoy it their own way.
Arguably, the very fact that Wicked can be enjoyed on so many levels is a strength of the show -... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2010
An absolutely incredible musical in every respect. Fantastic singers, dancers, outstanding music, staging, lighting, and sets. Would most definitely go and see it again - the only thing I can think of saying I didn't like about it, is that one particular set peice, the giant dragon, seemed a little pointless and unrelated to the plot etc.
A fantastic night out. GO AND SEE IT!!! (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2010
New leads for Glinda and Elphaba were fantastic - Rachel Tucker especially made the role her own and couldn't believe it was only her second performance. Both leads had great chemistry. A great evening and even better on a dinner package through lastminute.com (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2009
I have been wanting to see this show for several years and finally got to go this week. It was beter than I thought it would be and was not dissapointed in the least. The lead characters were amazing and so was the chorus. Musically wise it was excellent. The main strengths of the show are the two main lead characters - Elphaba and Glinda. Their voices were strong and they captivated the audience. It's a feel good show! (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2009
I believe one of the best musicals around at the moment. Was absolutly spell bound from the very start. The whole cast were excellent and the set was second to none. Would recommend this show to anyone. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2009
Wicked - Once was enough.
I've loved musicals all my life, but I have to say I really didn't like this one.
The green witch is hated from birth, and the result of an unplanned pregancy. A love song is made into a song of loathing, and Galinda glorifies being popular. Unfortunately, tons of teenie boppers are singing the song wanting to be popular, not recognizing it's a cautionary tale...
When I scanned the audience as the wizard was singing his solo about the stroking of ego and giving... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2009 by nicolanicola (1 review written)
Well I was really looking forward to seeing Wicked, I'd been wanting to see it for over a year now and someone got me tickets for a present so I was so excited. Unfortunately I was extremely let down and even bored. I was expecting an edgy, slightly dark, spiky, catchy musical and instead it was like high school musical with a green faced girl.
The songs were mediocre, there were a couple that were good but even then they were ballads, not exciting, rocking songs that make you tap your... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2009
Went to see Wicked aswell as We Will Rock You and was looking forward to Wicked so much more. Have to say, was slightly disapointed. The set and special effects were incredible, especially the huge dragon just above the stage. However, i found the story quite hard to follow and the songs were repetitive. I know it was the character, but Glinda's voice really irritated me!! Kerry Ellis was incredible though and i got shivers through defying gravity. Altogether, thought it was a bit over rated... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2009
The whole stage production of Wicked is amazing. Nothing looks cheap, it's what you can call and super production, big budget.Absolutely brilliant musical! Fantastic music. (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2009
I have seen Wicked twice now, once last November and again in March this year. It is AMAZING!
The two times i have seen it the lead roles have been played by different women, but all of them were equally amazing. Kerry Ellis in particular has an outstanding voice and i spent most of the show with goosebumps caused by her voice.
It is a very clever show and completely changes your thoughts regarding the original Wizard of Oz film.
It made me laugh and cry and i was spellbound by the... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2009
Wicked was the first musical I ever saw in the West End, and I was not disappointed.
From the moment the dragon towering above the stage came to life to signal the beginning of the show, I was spellbound in my seat. This show has everything - enormous, colourful, glittering and above all, realistic sets, a cast of hugely talented actors and actresses who carried their parts perfectly, a script that moved you to tears when required, and laughter when needed! The story was brilliant - it... (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2009
Wicked was an absolutely astonishing experience. The score is perfect, with an absolutely stunning orchestra. All leads give outstanding performances, Kerry Ellis being stand-out. She will make you cry, make you laugh and give you goosebumps. The script is extremely well-written. Laughs-a-plenty and it runs so smoothly into the Wizard of Oz timeline. Be warned, your thoughts of Oz will change dramatically, and not necessairly 'For Good'. Good points were the music, the script, the costume,... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2009
The staging, set and costumes were brilliant. The singing of the two leads was first rate. However I found everything else about the production was tedious in the extreme - the plot was thin, hthe jokes unfunny, the rest of the maiin cast beside the two leads were weak. (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2009
We saw Wicked last night and actually left the theatre at the interval. Great for a younger audience but very boring for me aged 26. The cast were brilliant but not an interesting story. Cast and singing were brilliant. (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2009
I thought the whole of Wicked was excellent so good I have seen it twice now! I advise anyone who hasn't seen it yet to go and see it. Best musical by far. Also ignore all the bad reviews they oviously have no humour, it was not boring or lame as they put it. All the songs, costumes, jokes, actors n especially the scenery was amazing. A must see! Everything was Excellent! (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2009
I am a relatively reserved 16 year old from England. I first saw Wicked on 26th March 2008. And i can honestly it changed my life "for good". Kerry Ellis' performance as Elphaba blew me away, her singing is exceptional and is one of the best talents we have in this country, her performance of "im not that girl" brought me to tears and her spellbinding rendition of Defying Gravity sent chills down my spine. Dianne Pilkington wowed as G(a)linda. Her performance of Popular had me in absolute... (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2008
Brilliant, catchy music. Very clever plot. Not too much depth. Great fun for all the family. Will touch everyone who watches it. But a comparatively poor climax in the second act. Best musical I have seen. Ever! It gave me an amazing feeling :)! (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2008
Fantastic...was blown away by cast, orchestra, writer, backstage, lighting, effects, onstage/offstage help...the entire performance blew me away, i saw it twice and intend to see it next year also and many a time to follow...best show I've seen! Very professional and excellently presented. I was pleased and felt that it really was a good use of my money both times, although expensive, i don't regret it. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2008
At around three hours long this musical takes a very very long time to get to the point so much so I dropped off to sleep 4 times in the first half. The songs were really really weak, the jokes and repetitive and childish. I can't believe how expensive this is also give the cast is small and the staging is not particularly spectacular. (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2008
I can't say that i particularly enjoyed this show and it did seem a bit overhyped. I am a regular theatre goer and thought this was the worst show i have seen this year. I would have been very disappointed if i had paid the £60 face value for the ticket (read more)