So I havn't updating in a while, I have lots of exciting (for me anyway lol)things to say. Yesterday I went to see the best show I have ever seen in my 18 years on this planet xD Yes ladies and gentlemen I am indeed talking about Wicked! What else xD Omg words cannot even describe it's amazingness <333
Had to go into modern in the morning till 12pm first and then practically run home and speedly get ready into my green dress, cropped leggings, green shoes and green accessories xD Noticing a pattern there? Then I had to drive really fast and pick up Sam and floor it to Huntingdon train station and meet Carly so we could catch the last direct train to London of the day at 1:25pm, we just made it xD And David text us so we could meet up when we got there. He is so lucky to be a Londoner xD We got into London about 2:30pm and took the tube to Covent Garden and met David xD We went in the Dress Circle merchandise shop.... which is like heaven for musical theatre geeks... YOU CAN ACTUALLY BUY MARY POPPIN'S UMBRELLA!! But I didn't lmao xD I couldn't find the Wicked London poster but I was tempted to get the Gershwin poster, but I resisted until next time xD
We then went and got the tube to Bond Street and went into Selfridges to get Krispy Kreme! xD We got a box of a dozen assorted doughnuts, you wouldn't think we were dancers would you? xD And I bought a chocolate dream cake doughnut too xD Then we lugged the huge doughnut box around and went to Primark, or as we like to name it Primada, to make it sound posh lmao. Primada is basically a huge clothes shop with really really cheap clothes! xD It was so busy in there though and the ques for the tills were so long, like all the way round the top floor of the shop, so David and I got in the que and Sam and Carly went around looking for stuff to buy xD Sam found a really pretty skirt but the ques for the changing room were too long so she tried it on in the middle of the shop lmao xDD I got two sets of bangles, one set are deep purple and the other set are, you guessed it, green xD They were only £1 per set xD I also picked up a really pretty floral bag in blues and greens and creams and that was only £4 xD Then Sam and Carly joined us in the que and Sam had the cutest white bag and I was like "I quite like that, were there anymore?" And after standing in the que for like 45mins I didn't wanna leave it so Carly went and got me one xD Also £4, when we finally reached the till everyone was like wooohoooo, because it was ten to six and we needed to go and get dinner xD So I got two bags and two sets of bangles for only £10!! Bragain I say xD
We then ran to the tube station and got it to Victoria, where we then took some pictures before going to Pizza hut (nice and healthy lmao xD). Outside the tubestation there was a really funny lady who had a rude slogan on her shirt and a cowboy hat, so they dared me to pull a face and point discreetly xD We aren't mean honestly. So please excuse the funny facial expression lmao xD
Me pointing at the lady and Sam laughing xD
The theatre!! <333 Best show ever!
Carly, me, Sam and David xDD Such a great day!
We really liked the look of the building so Sam, Carly and David tried imitating the photo xD
Then we got back on track and went to pizza hut where we had to order quickly and eat quickly to get to the theatre in time to raid the merchandise stall xD We all had cheese pizza xDD And took a few pictures but Sam hasn't sent me them yet, so they will come later lol xD Then we were like "check please" *throw money and dash back to the theatre*
We then said byeee to David and thanked him for showing us round xD He really is so lucky to live in London xD We walked in and right by the door is the Oz Dust Boutique!! Oh it's so fabulous, and there in the middle was the DG snowglobe that had my name on it xD And it's almost ten pounds cheaper than the website xD So I was like "I'll take the glitter globe please, and urrrrrm.....*looks*..... *looks at all the beautiful jewelry*.... Omg I don't know what to get!" I was there about ten minutes picking stuff lmao, in the end I decided on the snow globe, the Elphie necklace, the Wicked Day 2006 charm and a programme xDD The others bought a key ring and a programme each xDD
Then it was time to go and take our seats in the most amazing seats ever!! I'm not even kidding, they were fabulous seats. We were in row L of the upper circle, I was seat 45, Sam seat 46, and Carly seat 47... only they are afraid of heights so they freaked out when they walked in there lmao xD Then the lights went out, the announcement came and went and the show began. Out from the pit blasted the familiar overture of No One Mournes the Wicked and I sat back (well on the edge of my seat) ready to enjoy the show. Then came the most powerful Ensemble I think I've ever heard in a musical singing "GOOOD NEEEEEEEWS, SHE'S DEAAAAAAAD etc" xD And throwing streamers everywhere which was just fab xD Then descended Glinda in her bubble and everyone clapped xD To which she said "It's good to see me, isn't it?" tehe, I was like *squeeeee*. Helen made a fab Glinda in my opinion, there were a few notes that wavered vocally but it must be hard to sing putting on an accent and she played the part really well.... putting her own stamp on the role. In Dear Old Shiz, when Kerry walked on, she looked so cute! and everyone cheered xDD And you couldn't help but go "awwwwww" when she was walking round the stage. And Galinda's entrance was really funny xDD We now have Susie Blake in Wicked London and I must say she was absolutely fabulous. She sounded a lot like the OBC Madam Morrible Carole Shelley, and played the role perfectly! I was really looking forward to The Wizard and I, it being one of my many favourite Wicked songs. And I really was not dissapointed. Kerry Ellis really is the perfect Elphaba for Wicked London. The way she starts out holding back a little and then gradually building it up. She makes her singing sound as if it requires no effort to hit all the notes spot on pitch and fantasticlly. She isn't a big riffer but her clarity and tone is just wow. Her "WITH MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
E" and "THE WIZARD... AND IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII" gave me goosebumps, it was fabulous. Kerry really has brought something brilliant to the role of Elphaba. What is This Feeling was just great in every way, the little things Helen and Kerry did in it were so great, especially Kerry's imitation of Helen in the "Your voice" line, she got it spot on and I laughed like a loon xD And she really scared her when she snuck up behind her, it was great xD Then it was time for Martin Ball yay! Martin Ball is so sweet xD Again played the role of Dr Dillamond really, really well xD I loved the bit before Something Bad where they were sharing lunch together, so cute xD Aaaah then it was Adam Garcia's - the love god - first entrance on stage, I love hi entrance, it's so funny xDD And Dancing Through Life was spectacular, he has a gorgeous voice, the dancing was fab, with really pretty lifts and partner work from the Ensemble. And OMG BOQ is Scottish, his accent wins on so many levels of awesome xDD And when Elphie came the the ballroom in her hat, you just wanted to hug her, she's so cute!! I love the Elphie dance xDD It's now gonna be the new Let's go down to the disco routine and it's key word phrase is "Do the Elphie!!" Popular... needs nothing said about it, totally awesome, Helen was so funny and they did it so well... Kerry and Helen have such great chemistry xD Eeeep and I'm Not That Girl, omg I loved it, I actually was worshipping Kerry at this point, and this was before we'd got to the show stopper, Defying Gravity xD One Short Day was great, I loved all the costumes and the sets are amazing. There was a girl wearing green pointe shoes, how fab is that?! xDD Nigel Planer makes a good Wizard xDD Everyone is just so talented in it. Words cannot describe my gratitution at my mum for getting me the tickets xDD Defying Gravity, omfg Defying Gravity, now I know Idina is fabulous and totally rocks the song but omg Kerry Ellis, she brought tears to my eyes literally. Words just cannot express the way she sang this song, flawless in every single way! The growl type thing she does on "LOOOOOOOOOOK" in Look to the western sky was just mind boggling. At those last bits of the song all you could was tune into her, I actually couldn't hear the ensemble or Glinda singing because you couldn't help but only look to and listen to Kerry xD
End scene, lights come up, look at Sam and Carly (who has also got tears in her eyes!) And just can't help but have a grin on my face, which was actually there from when No One Mournes the Wicked had started xD And then a guy came round with a big black satchel on shouting "PROGRAMMES, CD!" and I was like "Eeeek I wanna get a CD so I have a real copy" *gets up and runs after the man*... those green monkey's attatched to his bag are freaky looking I tell you, freaky. I then persuaded Carly to get the CD too xD *evil cackle* I want a London cast recording to be made avec Kerry Ellis.
Lights go down, curtain comes up, entre act begins from the orchestra pit! Eeeeeeeeep it's a Kylie song coming up xD Thank Goodness tehe. It was so cute, and funny and even sad at points in this scene and was played really well xD Eeeep! And omg the Wicked Witch of the East, why is this not included on the CD??? It needs to be! Such an amazing scene! Katie Rowley Jones (Nessa) has a beautiful voice, who would of thought she did her law degree and then was like "huh, I wanna act and sing now". Just not fair xD But yea it was a great song, I love all the chanting of ther spells from the Grimmerie too, just so good xD You really feel bad for Nessa in some points but then not at others, and poor Boq... poor Scottish accented Boq xDD Loved it, loved it, loved it. Hehe and Wonderful was again tres good. I love the rhythm of this song and the way Elphie and The Wizard interact with each other throughout the song xD Aaaaaaah this show is so fantabulous! And awwr the scene with Elphie and Dr Dillamond, *sniffle* awwwwwwr. And then magnificent Fiyero bursting in, be still my beating heart. Adam Garcia yay xD Although poor Glinda I felt really sorry for her. Helen captured the emotions perfectly. As Long As Your Mine omfg, omfg! So much passion in like four minutes! Love it, love it, love it. They have so much chemistry, you can just feel the whole thing through the theatre. Argh it's amazing, although I really wanted to be Elphaba when they kept kissing. So jealous lmao xD Have to say heheheh the witch fight is actually so, so hilarious, I love it. Especially when Glinda twirls her wand, lmao fab xDD Trying not to give stuff away so I won't say anymore on the scene xD Eeeeek No Good Deed.... OMFG NO GOOD DEED! Just when you think Kerry can't get any better, you get completly blown away with NGD! Fantastic, so much enerygy and passion, and the staging effects are just amazing. She does it so well, just too good for words xD And when you think the ensemble couldn't be better, March of the Witch Hunters comes on! They are so powerful and really gave me goosebumps with this song, so well done. And eeeeek For Good, I actually cried. Aaaaaaah it's gorgeous, Kerry and Helen are just, omg so many emotions going on. They just make your heart melt. It's so amazing. I can't say anymore because I don't wanna give away any of the ending let's just say, it was so fabulous. I didn't want it to end at all. Curtain call came, I cheered and whooped for the ensemble, I screamed and *squeeed* When Adam came on for his bow, and whooooooped and cheered even louder when Kerry and Helen came on! Almost the whole theatre stood up to applaud all the performer's hard work! Just shows how amazing this show really is! I'm sure the people next to me were glad to be rid of me as I cheered after nearly every song they sang during the show lmao xD But omg I can't believe I've finally seen it. I just, omg *crieS* just so......... aaaaaaaaaah xDD
Lights come up, curtain falls, everybody leaves. We get out as quick as possible to get a good spot at the stage door xD Yush hehehe we missed the 11pm train to go and meet the cast, it was well worth it, it really was. I've never been stage dooring before and I'm so glad there was a pen burried in my bag lmao xD First out was James Gillian aka Boq... and he signed by his little biography in the book xD He wasn't all that chatty to be honest but hey xD Then some of the ensemble members were next and they were so lovely, stopped for a chat even though they probably wanted to get home and go out on the town with Sunday being their only day off. The understudy for Nessarose was lovely, we asked her - as people who aspire to persue this career - whether it is all worth it in the end, and she said "Omg yes it really is worth it, I love it." and she asked us what we wanted to do and we said about going to performing colleges in September and she asked us where abouts and said "Wow, all the best for September and I hope to be in a show with you all in the future" How sweet is that! xD Next out was Katie (Nessarose)and she was also really lovely, and quite chatty, asked us whether we had enjoyed the show and we said omg loved it, was *sorry about the pun* Wicked xD And told her that she had a beautiful voice, because she really does xD Then it was Coronation Streets Susie Blake xD Hehe she was also really lovely and chatting, asking us what we thought of the show and whether we enjoyed it xD Then it was, ADAM GARCIA aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, *squeals* I jumped about while waiting for him to make his was down the que of people xD And when he reached me I just had this startstruck, awed smile as he signed my programme, and then I was like "Can I have my picture taken with you please?" And he.... PUT HIS ARM AROUND ME!!!!" I nearly died, I swear I am never, washing my coat again, argh it was amazing, I havn't got the photo from Sam, but I have a big goofy smile xD Although he wasn't completely looking at the camera because a mob of drunk girls on a tip out across the street had spotted him and were like ADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!
lmao xD So he is laughing XD. This one girl came across and was like, "Excuse me Adam, but would you sign my chest please" we burst out laughing and he looked at her and was like "Wow a chest *sign" lmao was so funny, he looked a little taken aback at first xD I think that was probably one of the highlights from the stage door experience xD A girl coming over and asking if he would sign her basooma xDD Ahem anyway xD After he had signed Carly and Sam's programme, we all had a picture with him. Please excuse my demon eyes lmao xD
The sex god, Me (could that smile actually be anymore cheesy?), Carly and Sam. Be still my beating heart xD
Next out was the amazing Kerry Ellis.Now I want to know how someone can do a three hour show, come off, scrub green off her face and body and come out the stage door looking absolutely stunning?! How is it possible people? How!! But anyway she was lovely, signed our programmes xD Wasn't really really chatty but then I guess a part like that 8 shows a week, one day off must drain you. But she was gracious. And we had our photo taken with her too xD
Kerry Ellis, Me (with another cheesy grin and serious demon eyes going on), Carly and Sam. Need I saw more, how can someone look that gorgeous after a three hour show covered in green makeup? She is such a sweetie pie xD
Then last of all was Helen Dallimore xD Another quiet person but very gracious and asked us (like Kerry) if we had enjoyed the show. To which of course we were like, omfg yes!! xDD And she signed our programmes in the fabulous silver sharpie xD And posed for a picture and she also looks absolutely stunning! How? How after a performance, it's not fair!
Helen, Me (why do I have such stupid eye colour that makes them go demony lmao xD), Carly and Sam.
All in all the best evening of my life, show = amazing, stage door = tres tres fun. And we were only there about 45mins in total xD
The we walked over to the tube station, which is conveniently opposite the theatre to catch a tube to Kings Cross for the horrible diverted train journey home xD We got to Kings cross and it said on the board, passengers going to huntingdon should walk to the Kings Cross Thames link... so we were like "Shite what if we miss the train?" and practically power walked to the other station to get the train. Which arrived at like 11:45 instead of 12:15, so that was a stroke of luck. Our train was really diverted though. Instead of the quick one way trip from London to Huntingdon, we had to go from, Kings Cross Thames link to Luton Airport Parkway, get off at Luton, get on a bus to take us to Hitchin, then back onto the train to go to Huntingdon... which added about an hour onto our journey... not to mention the fact that we got to Hitchin at like 1am and our train wasn't arriving until 1:53am and there was no where in doors for us to sit and wait, and it was extremely nippy noodles! We ended up taking refuge in the ladies toilets xD
Isn't it just thrilling lol xD
But our train arrived eventually and the journey from Hitchin to Huntingdon wasn't too bad, we were back by twenty past two and then floored it home to go to bed xD I could not have asked for a better day, thankyou to Carly, David and Sam... you guys are the best xD And a big thankyou to Kerry Ellis, Helen Dallimore, Adam Garcia, Martin Ball, James Gillan, Katie Rowley Jones, Susie Blake, Nigel Planer and all the ensemble and cast of Wicked for the most amazing performance ever. Something I will never ever forget! I'll get some pictures of my merchandise xDD
Bring on booking to go see it in May xDD