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Wed 9 Jul - Sat 6 Sep 2014 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

Wicked is now playing at Birmingham Hippodrome!

Boxes are not on sale for this productionStall Rows X & Y Potential Restricted View.
 

PRESS REVIEWS
5 Stars
Birmingham Mail, whatsonstage.com, What's On Magazine
 
“AN EPIC ADVENTURE BROUGHT TO LIFE BY SUPERB SCENERY, INNOVATIVE EFFECTS AND SUPERB ACTING. It’s a powerful, charming and emotive production from start to finish and there is one bit at the end of the first half that dropped every jaw in the audience!" Birmingham Mail
 
“One of the greatest American musicals of our time; A TRULY MAGICAL NIGHT FULL OF IMAGINATION THAT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!” Whatsonstage.com, Birmingham
 
“With its wonderfully crafted staging and dramatic score, Wicked hits the mark on every level, and it’s hugely deserving of its status as ONE OF THE ALL-TIME GREAT MUSICALS.”
What’s On Magazine
 
“A WONDERFULLY COLOURFUL AND CAPTIVATING MUSICAL. An excellent cast, a solid score and a thought-provoking storyline. SIMPLY SPELLBINDING.”
Express and Star
 
"The Hippodrome's magical, spellbinding big summer show provides WITTY, CLEVER AND COLOURFUL ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL." Coventry Telegraph
 
"SPELLBINDING, GRAVITY DEFYING AWESOMENESS!" Ed James, Heart FM 100.7
 
“ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS YOU'LL EVER SEE! Awesome costumes, performances, sets. It's in your town - see it!” Dan Morrissey, Free Radio
  
“ONE OF THE GREATEST MUSICALS EVER!” Andy Goulding, Free Radio
 
WICKED
Winner of 100 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell over audiences of all ages across the world for a decade, and has received 5-star reviews here at Birmingham Hippodrome! 
 
Based on Gregory Maguire’s acclaimed novel, Wicked brilliantly re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, to tell the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
 
Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, dazzling costumes, an ingenious and witty story, and show-stopping songs (by multi GRAMMY® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz), Wicked is an unforgettable, enchanting experience that is not to be missed.
 

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Wicked is suitable for a general audience. As a guide to parents and guardians, it is recommended for ages 7+. Every patron entering the auditorium must be in possession of a ticket. Children under 3 years of age will NOT be admitted to performances as this may disturb other patrons’ enjoyment.

Due to the technical requirements of this summer’s blockbuster production of  Wicked, unfortunately we will be unable to offer theatre tours during this period.

 
IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION

Please note that during the run of Wicked, the A38 St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels through Birmingham will be closed as follows:

Overnight closures, 10pm - 6am: Fri 4 - Fri 18 Jul
Completely closed to all Traffic: Fri 18 Jul 10pm -  Mon 1 Sep 6am
Overnight closures, 10pm - 6am: Mon 1 - Sun 28 Sep

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Mon – Thu Eves at 7.30pm, Wed Mats & Thu 14 & 28 Aug Mats at 2pm

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Dining at Circle
Birmingham Hippodrome’s popular restaurant, situated on Middle Circle level of the theatre foyer, is the perfect venue for a matinee lunch or an evening dinner. Come a little earlier, meet up with friends and relax over good food and a chance to browse through the programme, just a short walk from your seats in the auditorium. Click above for more details, sample menus and online reservations.
 
Eat and Drink at Stageside
Just over the road from our stage door on Thorp Street, StageSide is our casual, brasserie style experience with a lively bar and quick service.  Ideal as a place to meet friends before or after your Hippodrome visit, you might even bump into cast members and musicians as it’s a popular post-show haunt.  Pop in for a coffee or a drink, or a tasty dish or two from our simple modern British menu, all at attractive prices. Click above for more details and sample menus.
 
Champagne
Indulge yourself with our mouthwatering canapés and champagne, served at your own reserved foyer table either pre-show or during the interval. To book call 0844 338 9000. Click above for more info and a sample canapé selection.
 
Quick Bites at Deli Bar
If you are short on time and looking for a quick and tasty bite to eat before the show, our Deli Bar offers the perfect solution. Situated on Front Circle Foyer, in front of our main entrance, the Deli Bar offers a selection of hot or cold dishes as well as a variety of delicious sandwiches, desserts, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Click above for more info.
 
Theatre Packages
Whether it’s VIP treatment, Romance or a ‘Night Out with the Girls ‘, we’ve just the package for you. Treat your family, friends or loved ones to something special, our 3 packages are designed to make your visit to the Hippodrome extra special and are ideal to celebrate special occasions.Click above for more details and contact details.
 
Bars
Our bars, conveniently positioned on each main foyer level serve a great range of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks, Champagne by the bottle or glass and fresh 'bean to cup' coffee.
Wed 9 Jul - Sat 6 Sep 2014 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

Reviews

What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon! The show was so good I booked tickets for my daughter's to see show...They were truly impressed by there first theatre experience.
julie russon \\ 14/09/2014
Amazing show!
Emma Brooks \\ 04/09/2014
Great performance - brand new story for me and I loved it. I just read that the main role was the understudy and I must say - I thought the performances were beyond perfect and she should be the main star full time. Go Jemma Alexander!
Sean N \\ 03/09/2014
I came to see it on the second night of opening, the first time I had seen it. I took my bestest friend Elizabeth and I have to tell you that this is one of the best shows that I have seen. Just wish I could see it again before it closes in Birmingham. If you have not watched it then you need to. You are missing one amazing show, get booking your tickets. Y.O.L.O.
Helen Oakes \\ 01/09/2014
Amazing show performed by amazing actors/singers. I would happily see it over and over again.
Clair Broadley \\ 01/09/2014
Wicked - superb show, great acting. Well worth seeing,
Heather & John \\ 31/08/2014
Wicked - superb show, great acting. Well worth seeing,
Heather & John \\ 31/08/2014
Saw Wicked on 30/8/14. My 13 year old daughter has always been a massive fan and persuaded me to go. It was one of the best performances I have ever seen. Truly stunning. Very talented cast and amazing special effects. Would thoroughly recommend!
Paula Heeley and Rhian McAleese \\ 31/08/2014
Amazing show. The scenery and costumes are dazzling and the two female leads have such great voices. The story is amazing, and you can see how they have run it alongside the wizard of oz story and mixed it in brilliantly. You don't need to know the original story but it may help with some of the jokes and references. However it is a great story by itself and cannot wait to see it again.
Martina Beames \\ 31/08/2014
This was my first theatre show I've been to and I was amazed to say the least! From the different scenes to the music to the actors and actresses and all the colours I was gob smacked! A fantastic show and it's got me wanting to more shows in the future.
Darren \\ 30/08/2014
You can believe witches really exist!!!
Paul Styles \\ 30/08/2014
Amazing show! The cast performed beautifully, the costumes were stunning the songs fabulous!! I attended with my daughters (13 & 10) who really enjoyed it. The story is very sweet - and was very humourous in places. A wonderful afternoon.
Natalie \\ 30/08/2014
Came to see this with my daughter. Excellent show.
Lynda Bache \\ 30/08/2014
This was my first theatre show I've been to and I was amazed to say the least! From the different scenes to the music to the actors and actresses and all the colours I was gob smacked! A fantastic show and it's got me wanting to more shows in the future.
Darren \\ 30/08/2014
i thought the show was stupendous from start to finish the stage production was brilliant in its self really cant describe how i feel but was totally blowed away by it look forward to its return if its coming back thanks
eric beeston \\ 29/08/2014
Saw Wicked twice in London but this production was absolutely amazing . Talented performers and orchestra .
Sue Aldridge \\ 29/08/2014
I didn't know what to expect when I booked tickets for this performance as I didn't know the story or songs. I booked on the recommendation of others and I wasn't disappointed. Absolutley fantastic production and the two girls who played the witches were superb and really talented. The costumes were fabulous and the set fantastic. I want to go again!
Jo \\ 29/08/2014
I brought my daughter and 2 grandchildren to see this production and had no pre-conceived ideas about what it would be like. We all left the theatre feeling elated having watched the best show we had seen in years. Brilliant, funny, sad - not enough words to express how this show made you feel.
chris schofield \\ 29/08/2014
Have been to see a few shows at the hippodrome - dirty dancing, singing in the rain, foot loose,the lion king & we will rock you but wicked has to be by far one of the best, I admit I didn't really know the story but thought the show was fantastic. Looking forward to booking another show soon.
Joanne Field \\ 29/08/2014
Absolutely Fabulous! My 7 yrs old grandson and I really enjoyed the show!
Cheryl hughes \\ 29/08/2014
Super show all the family loved it even my adult son thought it was great and my grandaughter got very upset when she couldnt see it again.
Sally \\ 29/08/2014
Seen Wicked with my daughter, yesterday brilliant performance from beginning to the end.
Jayne Beech \\ 28/08/2014
Absolutely amazing show. Everything was superb; singing, costumes, sets, acting and dancing etc etc. I took my daughters who are 8 & 9 and they loved it too. Humour in show and links to The Wizard of Oz were a great touch as well. Thoroughly enjoyable. Felt quite emotional at the end because the singing was so amazing. Congratulations and well done to all those involved, especially Emily & Nikki - you have inspired my daughters - thank you x
Jo Lewis \\ 27/08/2014
Brilliant show. Took my daughter and grand daughter who is nearly 8 and it appealed to all our age groups. Loved the visual effects and staging. Such a good slant on the original story. Thanks again for a fab night.
mrs christine sponer \\ 26/08/2014
Saw this show on Saturday for the first time and was amazed by it all, a must see for anyone thinking about seeing it.
Tina 26/08/2014 \\ 26/08/2014
Fabulous from start to finish. World class production. Wonderful
Jane Reed \\ 26/08/2014
Fantastic,The whole cast performed brilliantly and I would recommend seeing this. The two leading ladies should be singled out for their outstanding performance.
Karl Sargent \\ 25/08/2014
Absolutely wonderful, perfection from start to finish. World class production.
Jane reed \\ 24/08/2014
Absolutely fantastic performance. Took my 12 year old daughter for her birthday as she has wanted to see it since she was little and she loved it. The costumes and effects were amazing. I would recommend anybody going to see this as you will not be disappointed
tara harrison \\ 24/08/2014
Went sat and what a show. It was amazing. Songs,costumes and lead stars fantastic. All round brilliant show.
Em neads \\ 24/08/2014
A brilliant show and great entertainment. Went along not knowing what to expect and I was not disappointed. The two leading casts' votives complemented each other so well. The whole cast were so 'up for it'! And well done all on the "ice bucket challenge"! Thank you for an enjoyable evening
Mike Marshall \\ 24/08/2014
I was initially wary of seeing this show as I've watched the Wizard of Oz since childhood and thought this was just a money generating spin off. After watching this performance I totally changed my opinion, this show is fabulous! I do think you need to know the story of the Wizard of Oz before seeing this because there are some jokes you would only understand if you have seen the film or theater show. However if, like me, you know and love the Wizard of Oz story, Wicked is a revelation. It takes everything you think you know about Oz and turns it on its head. Wicked is camp, funny, emotional and puts a totally new light on the story of Oz. The main story has shades of some teen movies such as Mean Girls but what makes this show so clever is the way it links to an established story and makes you want to re-watch the original and see it in a new light. The costumes and scenery in Wicked are amazing. Very few shows have scenery that changes so many times without the audience being aware of people pushing or pulling new sets onto the stage - very clever! I wasn't initially impressed by the voice of the actor playing Glinda. She was a bit shaky and tried a few high notes that didn't come off, but after a couple of songs I appreciated that this was part of her character and when she sang with other cast members the harmonies were great. This is a real feel good show. Don't worry that you may not know any of the songs before seeing it, they are very catchy and the lyrics are brilliantly clever. I loved Wicked and will definitely go and see it again.
Susan Willshee \\ 24/08/2014
The hippodrome is the regular theatre for myddaughter and I. The staff arealways wwelcoming and helpful. My daughter gets special attention as she is eightyears old and tha is iimportant to me. Wicked was amazing. Great cast with Great Big voices! Not a show to miss.
Garfield Phillpotts \\ 23/08/2014
A wonderful evening - the performance was spectacular, and the food in the Circle Restaurant was excellent both in quality and service.
Robert Jones \\ 23/08/2014
Loved every second of the show.need to go again to see what was missed - I expected the cast to be wonderful and they didnt fail - fantastic performances. Just where does the imagination come from to create those unbelieavably wonderful costumes? And the set? Wow! Congratulations to all concerned.
Janise Haines \\ 21/08/2014
Loved every second of the show.need to go again to see what was missed - I expected the cast to be wonderful and they didnt fail - fantastic performances. Just where does the imagination come from to create those unbelieavably wonderful costumes? And the set? Wow! Congratulations to all concerned.
Janise Haines \\ 21/08/2014
Went to see wicked with my wife and all I can say is wow fantastic singing dancing and all round performance. Gotta say a massive well done to all cast but especially jemma alexander it says she is a stand in but on that performance should be first choice. Thankyou all for a great day and experience.
Paul priest  \\ 21/08/2014
Saw the show last year in London, took a party of 7 to Birmingham and enjoyed it more than last year. Three more friends booked the next day to see it after our recommendation. Great cast, wonderful show.
Bernie O'Neill \\ 20/08/2014
WOW ... saw the show last night 19-8-14 And it amazed us , the show was out of this world the story was brill and was that overwhelmed I cryed at the end when every stood up cheering ??, well worth seeing ...??
sharon pee \\ 20/08/2014
we really enjoyed the show it was brilliant, we have never seen Wicked before and will see it again. The cast were brilliant and costumes and the music, a great evening
wendy painter \\ 18/08/2014
Excellent show with a stunning cast. Stage production and special effects were fantastic. Our advice is to catch this show a.s.a.p it will make your friends "green" with envy :)
Elaine and Laurence Thompson \\ 17/08/2014
Absolutely magical!!! This is, by a mile, the best musical I have ever seen. From the start I was captivated by the whole production. It was so professional and polished - the cast were brilliant and the lead singers were amazingly talented. I was so overwhelmed by the whole experience I actually shed a tear or two. An unforgettable night!
T A Danks \\ 16/08/2014
A great night out - you really do need to catch this "must see" show .... It will make your friend green with envy :)
Elaine and Laurence Thompson \\ 16/08/2014
great way to spend a afternoon fanastic recommend it to everyone
pat carpenter \\ 15/08/2014
Oh my goodness! What can I say? Such a wonderful show with a touching storyline. Superb singing and acting. I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this fabulous show, beg steal or borrow the money but whatever you do get a ticket!
Karen \\ 15/08/2014
My granddaughters aged 16 and 8 and of course myself really enjoyed the show,excellent singing and dancing by everyone . Each and everyone gave everything in their performance . I must also say a very big THANK YOU to the hospitality staff who were under a lot of pressure but never forget to smile and help customers . I must also thank stageside for great food and service
Sheila Phillips \\ 15/08/2014
This is the second time I have watched the show, the first on Broadway, and both times I have been amazed by it!! I took my mum, who had also seen it before, and my boyfriends mum who was a first time viewer and we all came out of the performance singing and already planning to watch it again!! I personally think it is fun for the whole family a whatever age you are, there is something for everyone. The cast were amazing, they had me hooked and feeling like it was the first time I was watching it again!! This is a show that you need to watch, would recommend and have already booked my tickets for when it goes to Bristol next year!!
Katie Ormsby \\ 13/08/2014
It was amazing - loved the music, costumes - everything!!! I would recommend this to everybody. I would go again!!!
Lucy  \\ 13/08/2014
How the relatively small cast creates that much sound is outstanding. Everything about the show is superb, although I would say the wardrobe was the best spectacle for me. It is a show not to miss with its comedy and pathos it is a winner. Well done too to all the off stage staff, shows cannot happen without you.
Suzanne \\ 12/08/2014
For lovers of a traditional musical with depth and story, this isnt for you. For those that enjoy a little fun, good leading performances and lashings of chesse go now. the story line is linked together by the thinnest of threads, wouldnt do again, but a good night out.
Craig Fellows \\ 11/08/2014
This show is f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s!!! The costumes, the sets, the music. It mad me laugh, it made me cry - who would have thought it possible to feel sorry for the wicked witch?!?!? The singing is outstanding, but with the ensemble cast, the music can drown out the words. Well worth going to see. Good luck for the remainder of the tour.
Sheila Cronin \\ 11/08/2014
Amazing production - such a talented cast and fabulous sets and costumes. Would definitely go again!
sarah \\ 10/08/2014
Came to see Wicked this Saturday afternoon. It was the first time I have ever been to a musical that I didn't know the story or what would happen next. I also only knew 2 of the songs. I needn't have worried, as it was all fantastic - acting, singing and storyline. I will never watch Wizard of Oz again without thinking of this and it will make the film seem really different to me. In a good way, I think. Highly recommended.
Diane Lord \\ 10/08/2014
In our poarty of 10, 4 had seen it previously in London West End but all agreed this performance was so much better and were raving about it.We all enjoyed it and would love to see it again. The leading ladies were amazing with a natural gift for humour and timing and fantastic voices. The whole cast were suoerb as were the costumes and set and the music was wonderful. Well dine and its so good to give London a run for their money!
Sue Stretton \\ 10/08/2014
I booked tickets to see the show with my partner as a cheer up present and neither of us were disappointed. Having only listened to the soundtrack of the original broadway show we were blown away by the acting and the show itself. A definite must see if you're a fan of Oz.
Chris \\ 10/08/2014
Me and my sister came down to see wicked for my birthday and stopped at the holiday inn.Had a great weekend really enjoyed show and had a wicked cocktail.
Claire Mountford \\ 09/08/2014
Wicked was a true sceptical!! Me, my mother and grandmother, truly enjoyed the performance, from the storyline too the leading ladies, and the energetic cast. An enchanting performance!! A must see!!
Ashley Thomas \\ 09/08/2014
The show was excellent, congratulations to all the cast for all the hard work that was put into show, the work put into rehearsals to get to that standard must be tremendous. I have only one problem with show and that is the lack of clarity in some of the words spoken or sung in the show, this just took the edge off the show for me, some of the story was lost. Still a great show.
Len Port \\ 08/08/2014
Brillant show, a must see! The cast, costumes and story were fab..would definitely recommend it
Bina Stringer \\ 08/08/2014
I saw wicked last night, was amazing I would pay again to go see it if my seats where as good as I had. The lighting was spectacular. And of course the epic scene with the famous song 'gravity' was just magical almost breath taking. Talking about it makes me want to go see it again. It's a beautiful story with beautiful songs, vocals, acting and stage scenery and lighting if you do anything this year go watch wicked and I'm obviously not the only person who was watching who felt this way, as the show received a standing ovation.
Leann \\ 08/08/2014
Absolutely brilliant, my husband and I went with our 18 year old daughter who was desperate to see it, us on the other hand didn't mind not seeing it , however we are so glad we went. The cast were fantastic , the whole performance was brilliant .
Tracey Lancaster \\ 07/08/2014
Amazing show which never disappoints. Jemma Alexander and Emma Tierney are phenomenal as Elphaba and Galinda. Saw it in London twice and didn't expect the touring show to be as good but it was absolutely brilliant. A must see for everyone.
Andrea Roberts \\ 07/08/2014
Oh Wow! Well Done to all involved in this amazing show. My daughter and I loved every minute last night (6th August). All cast were excellent and thought Jemma was fantastic - what a voice! The costumes and sets are simply stunning and we recommend that you go and see this show if you can - brilliant, just brilliant!
Julie S \\ 07/08/2014
Amazing show which never disappoints. Jemma Alexander and Emma Tierney are phenomenal as Elphaba and Galinda. Saw it in London twice and didn't expect the touring show to be as good but it was absolutely brilliant. A must see for everyone.
Andrea Roberts \\ 07/08/2014
Made me feel aged 11 again, which was a long time ago. Nikki was spellbinding, I'll carry the memory of this show in forever. Thank you for an evening I will never forget.
Andrew Beer \\ 06/08/2014
It was brilliant. I loved it. I would reccomend it to anyone. The cast was brilliant. The music was exellent. I cannot remember a better theatre plsy then this. I would 100% see this again. If you dont get tickets you are missing out on something bigger then this world. Get tickets now!!!
James Finch \\ 06/08/2014
Brilliant show. Funny, catchy songs, talented performers - it has the lot. Well worth seeing.
Julie Evans \\ 06/08/2014
With over 100 of my colleagues I saw the show last night and couldn't fault the performance the whole company put their heart and soul into their work and thoroughly deserved the standing ovation that followed. My only negative statement would be that the sound was to high, so loud some dialogue was not able to be understood. But worth every penny
George Stevenson \\ 05/08/2014
Absolutely wonderful.It was a birthday treat for my 10 year old granddaughter and she was mesmerised by the singing, dancing and the beautiful costumes. Superb performance, well worth coming to see. My daughter, granddaughter and | were thoroughly entertained. WELL DONE
Mrs Ann Lesley Melvin \\ 04/08/2014
Fantastic performance Dave Bennett \\ 03/08/2014
Absolutely loved it, well worth the year waiting for it to arrive, my daughters thought it was brilliant and want me to take them again soon both the main characters stole the show and they were really "wicked". Many thanks for a great time
Nina Sturgess \\ 03/08/2014
2/8/14 Wicked great show really enjoyed it This was a office day out we all had a fab time Thank you Hippodrome always a pleasure to visit you looking forward to the next show
Christine Rudd \\ 03/08/2014
Fantastic show and you can see more in it every time you go, great venue to host such a fab show
Judy Shone \\ 03/08/2014
loved it, The two lead ladies where brilliant so where the rest of the cast well done all of you
patricia branford \\ 03/08/2014
Absolutely loved it, well worth the year waiting for it to arrive, my daughters thought it was brilliant and want me to take them again soon both the main characters stole the show and they were really "wicked". Many thanks for a great time
Nina Sturgess \\ 03/08/2014
What an amazing show. Mom and myself loved every second of it. One of the best shows I have seen - up there with Les Mis.
Tania Bailey \\ 02/08/2014
Very good, first time I seen Wicked. The entire cast were great, especially Emily Tierney and Jemma Alexander.
Stu Bethell \\ 01/08/2014
Brilliant evening last night (31st July), thoroughly enjoyable, with great acting & singing, good comedy in places and a really good set. If you're unsure whether to go or not I can highly recommend.
Sue W \\ 01/08/2014
I had front row tickets to the show last night and took my brother, who has never seen a musical on stage before. I've managed to convert him as he was extremely impressed by the show, as was I. We thought the show was amazing!!! Elphaba was played by the understudy Jemma Alexander ( i think that was her name) - we thought she was incredible!!! The whole cast in fact were fantastic!!!! We would love to see it again :) xx
Lisa Marie Forde \\ 01/08/2014
We enjoyed a great show ! It was colourful, lively and exciting. The main characters were very talented. A wonderful evening . The orchestra was also excellent but unfortunately at times too loud for us to hear all the words.
Peter C \\ 31/07/2014
Loved it, it is my sisters favourite show, she had seen it several times in London, as I couldn't get up there to see it, I jumped at the chance to book it, for our wedding anniversary. I must say it didn't disappoint the cast were fabulous all gave 110%, it was funny and well worth waiting for, a must see show
Stephanie Welton \\ 31/07/2014
I seen wicked with my sister and we both loved every minute of it. it is a deffo must see 28/7/14
leanne hambridge \\ 29/07/2014
Wonderful show. Better than I expected. Songs fabulous. Congratulations to all the cast, couldn't fault anybody. Funnier than I thought it would be, was laughing out loud.
Janet Fletcher \\ 27/07/2014
Wonderful show. Better than I expected. Songs fabulous. Congratulations to all the cast, couldn't fault anybody. Funnier than I thought it would be, was laughing out loud.
Janet Fletcher \\ 27/07/2014
Excellent production with lots of energy. Suitable for all of the family.
Mary P \\ 27/07/2014
I came to see Wicked with my family to celebrate my birthday. We have previously seen Wicked in London and this was just as good. Excellent cast, the part of Elphba was swapped halfway through and the understudy was excellent as well. A thoroughly enjoyable show which you can't help singing along to.
Helen W \\ 27/07/2014
Took my daughter for a matinee showing of wicked. I had no idea what it was about. My opinion after seeing many theatre shows was it was an excellent story which I will never be able to watch Wizard of Oz again in the same light!!! It was Fantastic the whole cast were amazing and whoever wrote this show has a great imagination and excellent writing skills...anyone who reads this review thinking of going should try everything to get tickets it was superb!!!you will not stop talking to friends about your experience..Well done Wicked cast...
Heather \\ 27/07/2014
I have travelled to London 4 times in recent years to see Wicked as I really can't get enough of it and I felt obliged to go again as it was practically on my doorstep but I was doubtful that a touring production could live up to the standard of the West End. My doubts were in vain as this was probably the best production I have seen. We had seats in the second row and I cried, laughed and cheered! What a wonderful show. If you like musicals, you have to see Wicked!
Clare Neep \\ 27/07/2014
Wonderful show. Better than I expected. Songs fabulous. Congratulations to all the cast, couldn't fault anybody. Funnier than I thought it would be, was laughing out loud.
Janet Fletcher \\ 27/07/2014
Excellent production with lots of energy. Suitable for all of the family.
Mary P \\ 27/07/2014
Truly fantastic show. Wicked is wicked!!!!!
Charlotte \\ 25/07/2014
Cast were amazing, better than when I saw the show in the west end. Absolutely fantastic night. it was truly wicked.
Kirsty Lee \\ 24/07/2014
Amazing, Wonderful, just WICKED!! Loved ever minute of the show, everyone was amazing and the girls playing Elphaba and Glinda were outstanding. Looking to return and see this again before it moves on. Well done one and all.
Tracey \\ 24/07/2014
An amazing show, thoroughly enjoyed it (22nd July) and I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see an excellent nights entertainment. Rounded off my birthday perfectly ... thank you all.
Paul C. \\ 24/07/2014
Took my family to the Saturday matinee. It by far exceeded my expectations as sometimes matinees feel a little half hearted or done mostly by understudies of understudies. However, this was brilliant the 2 main girls were particularly outstanding.The production and costumes were colourful and fun. Hadn't seen the show before and hadn't expected it too be so funny. Gaaarrrlinda was really funny. Highly recommended!!!
Alison W \\ 21/07/2014
Wow what a show! Fantastic acting and singing from the two leading ladies.It was an enchanting, whitty and magical production. Amazed by the vocals, would definently recommend this show.Well done to all the cast for a fantastic evening!
karen bunning \\ 20/07/2014
Wonderful show, expertly performed and the special effects were excellent thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening, looking forward to 'CATS'
Linda Embers \\ 20/07/2014
Even though i thought Wicked was going to be something for the "girls" i found that i really enjoyed the show. The best show i've seen all year. I have told all of my family and friends about it!. Every one of the cast were excellent. I love to watch the musical support under the stage and i was even impressed with their performance. Excellent. I love the Hip!
Nav Walia \\ 20/07/2014
Fabulous show. Beg steal or borrow to get a ticket.!!
Helen \\ 20/07/2014
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! Never seen this show beore...never been to the Hipppodrome beore. Blew me away. The acting, costumes, sets were incredible. Thought Elphaba was spectacular. Jemma Alexander who played her was unbelievably talented!!! Emily Tierney as Glinda was fabulous too. Superb...what more can I say???
Nikki Olorenshaw \\ 20/07/2014
yes we did a wicked time thankyou on wednesday the 16th of july and we are looking forward to seeing again on the 12th August . Good luck to cast with the rest of the run
Lola Ralph \\ 20/07/2014
'Wicked' It does what it says on the tin..it is WICKED! Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. I was mesmerised! The two leading ladies were exceptional, not just with their voices but small comedy parts too! I did not know the story before seeing the show, but was able to follow the story which explained the lead to the Wizard of Oz and events in the film, which may not have been appreciated beforehand.Lovely costumes and excellent supporting cast, not to mention the orchestra who must have been very warm in the pit on such a warm evening! Another excellent production at a wonderful venue. Keep it up Brum!
Mrs Jayne Keay \\ 19/07/2014
Saw the 7.30 show last night (18th July) Fantastic performance. Congratulations to the whole cast. Brilliant production, beautiful costumes and great set. Really enjoyed it - thank you.
Alison \\ 19/07/2014
I thought this was going to be too girlie for me but it wasn't. Best show I've seen all year. Wicked witch was "wicked"!
Nav & Marie  \\ 19/07/2014
went to matinee Wednesday, brilliant show Birmingham Hippo at it's best once again
tony \\ 18/07/2014
First time I've ever taken my mum to a show like this and to see her face light up the way it did was priceless! She had the best night ever and hasn't stopped talking about it since! I'd go again tomorrow if I could! 5* performance the cast should be very proud of the show they put on and the Musicians in the Pit were the making of this masterpiece! Thank you to the workers at the hippodrome, the cast and the crew for an unforgettable night :)
Megan Poole \\ 18/07/2014
magical,fantastical,whimsical & very, very enjoyable, fantastic cast, brilliant score & wonderful acting, special mention for Nicki Davis-Jones for playing Elphaba, who would have thought that you would feel sorry for the wicked witch of the west? but she managed to make you feel that way, whatever you do, beg, borrow or steal a ticket to see this wonderful show. we are booking again.
Gary Bowcott \\ 17/07/2014
Went to the matinée yesterday. The cast & crew & musicians are to be applauded. They sang their hearts out & had to do it all again for the evening performance. The costumes were superb especially the emerald city inhabitants & the 2 female leads were amazing. Clever special effects & scenery complimented. I would go & see it again for sure. Anita Wilde.
Anita Wilde \\ 17/07/2014
This is well worth going to see, the singing is beyond belief it is fantastic.
Donna  \\ 15/07/2014
We first saw Wicked in London and I have to say that the Birmingham production knocks spots off it!! The stage set, costumes, acting, lighting and ambience are absolutley amazing. As regulars to the Hippodromes,this is the best Show we have seen for a very long time. Congratulations to one and all!!
Sue Bernard-Land \\ 14/07/2014
Great night out, the cast were terrific,esp.the lead characters. costumes, scenery & music excellent! fabulous show.
Michael & Jan Perry \\ 14/07/2014
Read our blog about Wicked here http://visitbirmingham.com/explore-birmingham/blog/something-wicked-this-way-comes/
Paul Marshall, Marketing Birmingham \\ 14/07/2014
We thought the show was wonderful. The costumes were lovely and the performers were first class. We were disappointed to find that during Defying Gravity the witch , for some reason, didn't rise. As this was a highlight we were looking forward to we were sad it didn't happen. Apart from that it was great.
Anne Dobson \\ 13/07/2014
Wicked is Wicked! best show I have seen for a while, Its a must see.
Lyn \\ 13/07/2014
WowWowWow first time I have seen this excellent show, and I am so glad that it was the Birmingham Hippadrome that made the experience even better for me. Believe me I will be back again to see Wicked again, plus many more shows. Thank You very much for everything. I would also like to praise the member of staff who also went out of his was to show me all the other disabled as I have only ever stayed in the one seat as I did not know if any other disabled seats were better. Very friendly staff who will go out of their way to help. Booking more tickets now, can,t wait to come back. WELL DONE ALL
Helen Oakes \\ 13/07/2014
Absolutely phenomenal!
Marie \\ 13/07/2014
booked tickets as a present for my daughters 16th birthday I was along purely as driver/wallet etc and expected to be bored senseless but was gripped throughout great acting singing and storyline best night out in years
colin kelleher \\ 12/07/2014
"Wicked "is the name of the show,and "Wicked" it was, in every positive way. A production to rival any in the West End,or even Broadway... The two leading ladies were magnificent,but kudos to all the cast who made the magic happen collectively,transporting all to Oz and defying gravity,with wonderful effects. Another triumph for the Birmingham Hippodrome,and congratulations to a truly showstopping ensemble and production.
 \\ 12/07/2014
The whole production was fantastic great costumes, great talet, vocals were amazing. Best musical by far!
Ashlea  \\ 12/07/2014
Wicked was wicked. Fab cast well worth seeing. Congrats to all :)
Tammy Becket \\ 12/07/2014
Wicked was wicked. Fab cast well worth seeing. Congrats to all :)
Tammy Becket \\ 12/07/2014
Went on opening night, + Fantastic performance by the leading ladies, Wonderful voices, Garlinda was so funny, loved all the 2hours 20 mins of it. - What happened to Garlinda's bubbles ?
Suzy \\ 11/07/2014
This was West End quality in every respect ...music, singing, dancing, costumes, set...performance an excellent, exhilarating experience...I came out of the theatre with that 'feel-good' factor...highly recommended.
Peter Adams \\ 11/07/2014
Loved it! Great storyline, sets, performances of the cast especially the 2 leading ladies. It gets full marks from me as it really was "Wicked".
Maggie Dickson \\ 11/07/2014
Wicked, this show was brillant loved it. Very talented performers.
Sue hinds \\ 10/07/2014
Having seen this show in the West End and on Broadway this tour matches any of the performances anywhere
Dave Norris \\ 10/07/2014
the show was superb the two leading ladies were well worth seeing, they both stole the show and it was a wickedly excellent night .
eileen cooper \\ 10/07/2014
well worth going to see this show again for its just wicked, so its must see
Lola Ralph \\ 10/12/2013

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