Friday, 20 February 2015

Wicked!

Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen that I was fortunate enough to be able to go and see Wicked as part of a Christmas present from my ever so amazing mum last night at the Hippodrome in Bristol.


When we got there, the whole building was glowing green and they'd even put out a green carpet to celebrate the occasion, which I thought was a really lovely touch! There were also posters and banners dotted all around the city which myself and my friend Sophie squealed at every time we saw. It seemed like the whole city was getting excited for the show!

While we were there, I bought a programme of the show (something I do every time I go to the theatre) and bought a t-shirt to add to my collection of musical memorabilia! I've been to the Hippodrome before but something that they've added since my last visit is that you can now order from the bar/kiosk from your seat from a steward and it gets delivered to you - no more waiting in queues! Needless to say, I took full advantage of that and bought myself a real treat of a bottle of water and some ice cream for the interval! 

I've never seen Wicked before and I wasn't quite sure how I would react to it. I've been listening to the soundtrack on Spotify for the past week and had convinced myself I knew everything there was to know about it as a result but it was a complete surprise to me and I loved it! I can't remember the last time I laughed that much at any play, even including the pantomime I saw at Christmas! 

Our GAH-linda, Emily Tierney was hilarious and so beautiful, however she did pale slightly in comparison to Ashleigh Gray's (Elphaba) ability to well and truly belt! Both girls did an amazing job, along with the rest of the cast and the crew and I personally loved the show so much!

I think the only thing that disappointed me slightly was the song Popular, but that was mostly because it was my favourite song from the soundtrack and I just don't think it worked as well without the American accent - but obviously Emily couldn't have helped that!

 I know this review was not very in-depth but to be honest, there's no chance in the world I would ever be able to have gotten up on that stage and sang a single note, let alone what that amazing cast did last night, so huge props to them! It made me very jealous that I'm not that talented but I sure am glad that some other people are!

There were actually two other bloggers at the event last night who unfortunately I didn't see while I was there, but they're both reviewing the show as well so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for Katie and Shannon!

Have you ever seen Wicked? What's your favourite musical?

18 comments

  1. I saw Wicked a while ago, and loved it and the music! Such a great story, so glad you had a great time :) x

    Karis,
    karisatkinson.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh, glad someone else enjoyed it! Thank you :) x

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  2. I've never seen this musical but now after your review I'm kind of curious.
    x,Abril
    ps. today other two bloggers and I are hosting a pinterest party, it is a great way to promote your post and meet other blogger, the link up is going to be open until monday
    http://the-colorpalette.blogspot.com/2015/02/pinterest-party-2.html

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  3. No, I haven't seen Wicked :( it's on my wishlist!!

    Chicago is a must-watch. So incredible and Girl Power!

    x
    www.theherissue.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh, I'll make sure to take it if I ever get the chance to watch Chicago, I don't think it's ever played near me before though :( Wicked is definitely worth checking out! x

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  4. Wicked sounds like such an amazing show and its on my bucket list to see it. I'm glad you enjoyed it though xxx

    http://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It definitely should be on your bucket list, I really enjoyed it! Thank you x

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  5. went to see this for my birthday and I loved it


    http://myroutinesjade.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I haven't seem wicked but have wanted to for ages! Great post :) xx
    http://yasminanicole.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I would definitely recommend it! Thanks lovely x

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  7. I have been to new york millions of times and I've always wanted to see wicked but never had the chance.

    xx
    Tyana
    theluxedition.blogspot.com

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    1. You should definitely go when you next go to New York (which I'm very jealous of by the way, I've always wanted to go!) x

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  8. Loved this post! I've just nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! Check out my post for more details :) x

    Karis,
    http://karisatkinson.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers-award.html

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  9. Wicked is my favourite musical and popular is my favourite song too! I also love to buy a programme of every show I see :) I'm glad you enjoyed it! One of the best in my opinion :) xx

    Jesstastics.com

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    1. Thank you! I always buy the program as well but I make sure I buy some mercy too - I have a Les Mis t-shirt, a Matilda hoodie and now a Wicked t-shirt and that's just from the past year! I'd be interested in hearing what other musicals you like :) x

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