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10 Stages of Wicked's 10th Anniversary in London's West End
Last night the London production of Wicked the Musical celebrated its 10th anniversary in London's West End. Since opening at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London on 27 September 2006, the show has gone on to become the 8th longest running musical in London's West End and continues to delight audiences year after year.
We attended the special 10th anniversary performance and tracked our 10 favourite moments of this momentous evening...
Like any great party, it all starts with the invite! Wicked pulled out all the stops to invite guests to one of the most exciting nights in the 2016 theatrical calendar...
Guests walked down an extra special green carpet to enter the Apollo Victoria Theatre, which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and was looking wonderful for its big night.
Composer Stephen Schwartz was on hand to talk to the press, cast and guests about the global success of the musical and why it continues to resonate so strongly with audiences around the world.
The auditorium was packed full of fans, special guests, old cast members and celebrities for what was set to be an explosive performance. The atmosphere was electric as the lights dimmed and the performance began...
After an incredible performance the company took their bow onstage alongside members of the original London cast, including the first British Elphaba, Kerry Ellis. Stephen Schwartz thanked the collaborators for all of their hard work, and thanked the fans of the show for keeping Wicked alive.
A spectacular balloon drop delighted audiences, falling from the roof of the amazing Apollo Victoria Theatre.
Guests left the theatre excitedly, with many piling onto buses for the special after-show party.
To celebrate the historic day many London landmarks turned green for Wicked, including the Tate Britain above where the party was held.
The venue was transformed into a wickedly exciting party venue for guests to celebrate 10 years of the show.
Wicked continues to run at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre.
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