I adore musicals, and love nothing more than heading up to London, having a nice meal and then sitting in a darkened theatre in front of a superb cast. It is no secret that Wicked is my favourite musical on the West End, I have seen it a few times and every time I am caught up in the cleverness of the story, blown away by the power of the vocals and amazed by how incredible the performance is as a whole.
I have always hoped that my children would share my love of musicals, as I share it with my mother, and for this reason I took my eight year old twins up to London to share the magic of Wicked….
This is my daughter’s review…
Twin Girl’s review of Wicked (transcribed by me)
I have been so excited since Mummy said she had got us some review tickets to see Wicked. We know the story already because Mummy read it to us one bedtime so we wouldn’t get confused as it explains the story of the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz; who really isn’t wicked at all, in fact she is really, really, kind and just wants Oz to be a wonderful place that doesn’t have any nastiness.
I loved the show, the singing was so good, far better than the version Mummy sang in the car on the way. My favourite character was Elfie, and I was so worried when I thought she had died at the end. The ending is the best bit but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it.
Mummy wanted me to write about whether this musical is suitable for eight year olds and I think it is. It helps to know the story and mummy explained about racism quite a lot before we went which helps with the storyline – and is also really important for us to know. It isn’t scary and some bits make you laugh so hard that your sides hurt. I am scared of bangs and there is one bang in the middle but it isn’t too bad.
Watching Wicked has really made me want to be an actress and perform on a stage, mum says she feels like that everytime she leaves the show – her singing isn’t that good though so I think she should stick with blogging.
If you have not been to see Wicked then grab your children and go – it is the best night ever – promise!
We received complimentary tickets to see Wicked, the review is based on mine and Twin Girls honest opinions.