We only ever got to hear one side of the story when Dorothy famously triumphed over the 'Wicked Witch'. Gregory Maguire's acclaimed novel, Wicked: The Life and Times Of The Wicked Witch Of The West which re-imagined the fabulous land of Oz, creating a parallel universe to the familiar story written by L. Frank Baum.
WICKED tells the incredible untold tale of an unlikely friendship between two young Sorcery Students who first meet at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glindaand a misunderstood green girl, Elphaba.
Following an encounter with The Wizard Of Oz their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths with Glida's unflinching desire for popularity seeing her seduced by power while Elphaba is determined to remain true to herself, and to those around her, which will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in the land of Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good, and the Wicked Witch Of The West.
Wicked has been described as ‘a rich and triumphant feat of imagination and allegory', and Gregory Maguire's brilliantly original story has been internationally acclaimed all around the world.
‘while weaving a seductive web of fantasy and fun, Maguire also manages to score serious points about the nature of being an outsider in our society'. The Toronto Star
Wicked is a spectacular, multi award-winning stage show, with music & lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman, and has become the most spellbinding and successful new musical in years.
‘ remarkable kaleidoscope of magical shocks, surprises and sensations, WICKED works like a dream.' The Evening Standard
If you think you know the Wicked Witch, think again...
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