Monday, 17 March 2014

WICKED COMES TO CARDIFF



This year for my Mum's Christmas present we decided to get her a little something different and instead of buying her the usual pyjamas and slippers combo that she often requests we got her tickets to see Wicked in Cardiff. A little bit of a selfish present as she obviously couldn't see it alone could she?! So me and Abbi being the dutiful daughters we are were obligated to join her. I love it when my family and friends come up to visit me as I actually get to see Cardiff in the daylight as otherwise I am very much a night owl. Sadly I can tell you more about Glam's drink prices than I can about the culture of the city.

After our usual argument which happens every time I see them without fail (this one about car parking spaces), we cleared the air and went for a catch up coffee in M&S where Abbi decided to text for the majority of the time. I compared her rudeness to that of Kim Kardashian (if you haven't got it by now I am a bit of a reality television addict) and she promptly put her phone away. We discussed our pending excitement for our trip to the theatre and then proceeded. We were running late as always so it was more of a sprint than a leisurely stroll to our seats. Then the show began...





Wicked is the prequel to Wizard of Oz and tells us how Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West became who they were, and their unlikely relationship that began as university dorm room mates. It's a beautiful story of friendship, youth and love told through spectacular settings, costume and song. A particular favourite of mine was 'Emerald City', the rich green that overtook the stage and everything on it which worked brilliantly to create a truly powerful number. My other favourite has to be The Wicked Witch of the West, played by Nikki Davis-Jones 'Defying Gravity' solo which was sung with stunning vocals that really make you feel in awe of her and her performing abilities. Over 36 million people have seen this show all over the world making it one of the most successful Broadway musicals ever and you can truly see why. Have any of you seen it? What did you think?


It's not too late to see this spectacular show, it is in Cardiff until April 26th and you can purchase tickets here. If you are reading my blog from elsewhere in the UK you can pick up tickets for a performance near you here. Wicked looks far from coming to a close but I really do recommend you book yourself a seat very soon to be taken on this magical adventure.


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