I know this show pretty well, having seen it twice before, and owning the DVD of the original Broadway cast. So having thought about it on the train home, I can honestly say that this was the best of the shows I have seen live, and comes a close second to the original Broadway cast.
The met office is promising a sunny day on Saturday; so I guess we are probably doomed.
The performance is the matinee (2:30pm) show on Saturday 28 August. The ticket price is £40 (we are in the front row, seats A1 – A6). We will be meeting an hour or so before the performance, and there is food and drink available on site.
Last time I saw this show was in New York, with a full cast and a spectacular Audrey II, which was able to extend over the first two rows of the audience. This UK touring production, based on the successful revival from the Menier Chocolate Factory (and later the West End) is notable that it has only 10 people in the cast with one one actor in particular – Alex Fern – playing virtually all the bit parts, as well a drunk and dentist Orin Scrivello.
I saw a different production of this show on Broadway, a couple of years ago, and it was fantastic.
This year’s show was Wicked, which tells the story of the Wizard of Oz from the witches’ point of view – in particular the "Wicked" witch Elphaba.