If you think you know the Wicked Witch of the West, think again… When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one side of the story! On Wednesday 13th November North Lakes School and members of the Choir, travelled to The Palace Theatre Manchester to experience the hit Broadway and West End Musical Wicked, to discover the other side of the story.
Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives took very different paths. Glinda's desire for popularity saw her seduced by power while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, had unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz saw them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
The children were excellent ambassadors for North Lakes School, were very polite and well mannered, which was commented on by the theatre staff. A big thank you must go to all of our adult helpers, without whom, trips and experiences such as this would not be possible.
'Wicked was amazing I loved it.. I loved all of the fantastic costumes and the actors were great. 5 STARS from me' Alice Y6
'Wicked was amazing, it was really funny, interesting and entertaining. All the costumes were brilliant, so much detail.' Abby H
'I loved all the costumes and the singing was amazing! I would definitely go to Manchester and see it again one day. My favourite part was when Glinda sang "Popular!" it was funny.' Macy Y6