“ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!” Reviews From Our Wicked Teacher Event
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire and twice voted ‘Best Theatre Production for Schools’ at the School Travel Awards, Wicked explores themes of self-esteem, identity, prejudice, fake news, and friendship.
When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West, we only ever heard one side of the story. Gregory Maguire‘s acclaimed 1995 novel, ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, re-imagines the Land of Oz, creating a parallel universe to the familiar story written by L. Frank Baum and first published as ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ in 1900.
Wicked tells the incredible story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.
Following an encounter with the wonderful wizard, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths.
Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power…
While Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have an unexpected and shocking consequences on her future.
Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda the good, and the wicked witch of the West.
About Wicked Active Learning
Wicked Active Learning resources have been created with teachers to enhance your students’ level of cultural capital and personal development, contributing ideas and resources that can support SMSC and the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum.
A school group trip to Wicked delivers an outstanding live London theatre experience, complimented by a range of free classroom-based learning resources and activities for KS2-5, including lesson plans, theatre-maker career videos, Anti-Bullying resources, developed in partnership with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, and Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing resources, developed in partnership with Twinkl.
Was the Wicked Witch of the West really wicked or the innocent victim of a corrupt regime?
Twice voted ‘Best Theatre Production for Schools’ by teachers at the annual School Travel Awards, Wicked explores themes of self-esteem, identity, prejudice, victimisation, fake news, peer pressure, ambition, and friendship.
The production’s distinctive stage designs, popular songs and huge cast of actors and dancers provide dynamic opportunities for evaluating live performance. The song ‘Defying Gravity’ is a set work for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Music.
Official workshops, including Anti-Bullying, Musical Theatre, Drama, Singing and Dance, are provided in partnership with ATG Creative Learning.
“Absolutely amazing! Breathtaking music and set designs.”
Reading Girls School
“It was amazing!! We enjoyed every minute!”
JRayleigh Primary School
“The show was probably one of the best shows I have seen in the West End. The staging and in particular the lead vocals were amazing.”
“Absolutely amazing, and incredible. The costumes and set design was fantastic and gave the real wow factor.”
Loose Primary School
“The show was absolutely amazing! From the stage, costumes, singing and fabulous singing! All sensational!!!!!”
Wandle Valley Academy
“It was great! I loved the songs.”
LBrooklands Primary School
“ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!! The show was really well performed, costumes were beautiful, the songs were lovely and diversity of characters (black lead!) Loved it! ”
Cricket Green School
“EXCELLENT! It was such a good production! We couldn’t stop talking about the show on the way home! It was so magical. “
Plaistow Primary School
“Amazing! A fabulous experience.”
West Ham Church Primary School
“Amazing. Really good singing, liked everything about it”
St Matthew’s School
“Amazing! So good, from the music to the dancing, the acting the costumes, the effects. Definite 10/10.”
Wandle Valley Academy
Wicked is a hit with teachers and will provide a unique and memorable theatre school trip for you and your students.
As well as offering great school rates, Wicked offer lots of FREE teaching resources. Here you’ll find materials to support teachers and students in exploring the show. Activities include links to PSHE and Citizenship subjects for KS2-KS5 students.