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Anyone seen WICKED or been to the Apollo Victoria London - seating question!

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Milliways Thu 23-Aug-07 16:05:41

DD wants to see this, and I want to give her an exam result treat.

For £50 I can get 2 tickets (kidsweek deal) but they are in stalls row ZD (2 rows from the VERY back). Or I spend £120 and get 2nd row circle or row J of stalls.

Anyone know how good or bad the view is at the back??

Is the show any good???

Thanks

peachygirl Thu 23-Aug-07 16:36:23

If it is the dress circle I would be inclined to go for that, Dh and I went and we had a great view, (we sat in row A though) but Im sure you don't need to spend £120. Me and Dh went and I think we only paid £25-30 each.

The £50 seats would probably be OK, however if you wanted a bargain.
If you are up for a risk they may have day seats it certainly wasn't sold out when we went.
It was very good BTW

Milliways Thu 23-Aug-07 16:37:50

Actually, just got row J circle for Kidsweek!! £50 for the 2. Going tomorrow. Wahay!

Thanks! Really looking forward to it.

MrsWobble Thu 23-Aug-07 16:38:55

there's a website called something like theatre monkey which gives really detailed commentary on the seating in London theatres - at a seat row/number level. Sorry I can't remember the exact name but if you google it I'm sure you'll find it.

persephonesnape Thu 23-Aug-07 16:40:44

i took my dcs aged 11, 8 and 7 when we were in london and we all loved it! ( I started silently weeping just before the interval...) you'll have a lovely time, I'm sure.

peachygirl Thu 23-Aug-07 16:41:41

Thats brilliant Have a great time

Milliways Thu 23-Aug-07 16:45:22

Thanks MrsWobble - that's a site worth remembering.

Thanks for the comments everyone, really excited now. DD is too, she deserves a treat after such fantastic results!

TheMaskedPoster Thu 23-Aug-07 16:47:02

I know Ulysees and Spookymadmummy have seen it too and they said it was FAB!

christywhisty Fri 24-Aug-07 14:25:28

We all loved it as well. i think we were row N in stalls, which were good seats. DD 9 was obsessed with it for ages afterwards.

peachygirl Fri 24-Aug-07 16:26:05

Every so often I'm tempted to buy the soundtrack! blush

SpookyMadMummy Fri 24-Aug-07 16:36:41

Can't answer about the seating but the show is brilliant and well worth seeing!

Elphi Fri 24-Aug-07 17:12:07

Buy the sound track it is superb!!! We play it all the time. 2nd row of the circle are excellent seats. Defying gravity is spectacular from there! I don't know about the back of the stalls but the back of the circle seemed to be miles from the stage.
Enjoy the show!!!

christywhisty Fri 24-Aug-07 20:17:23

We saw it in preview with Idena Menzal, she didn't fly in defying gravity but it was still amazing, she had such an powerful presence.

persephonesnape Fri 24-Aug-07 21:01:39

we had the soundtrack for weeks before we saw it - i played it in the car every day so the children knew the songs - but seeing them live surpassed the CD by far.

i want them to make the film - and i need idina in the elphabah role. i'd quite like 'them' to make the non-musical 'wicked' as well - I'm just an elphabah geek.

did you enjoy it Milli?

Milliways Sat 25-Aug-07 12:45:54

It was fab! DD already has the Soundtrack but I have never heard it! (She used it to revise by, so must have been good!)

We were on edge of row J of circle and had a complete view. Defying Gravity was amazing!! Loved to whole set. It was a very clever show, much better than I expected.

Would recommend

peachygirl Sat 25-Aug-07 20:37:10

I'm so glad you had a good time smile
I've said on MN before that it is a show that, since I've seen it, the more I think about it I think, I really enjoyed it.

(sorry very garbled but I'm sure you know what I mean)

Milliways Sat 25-Aug-07 21:34:01

Definately. Have been humming "Defying Gravity" all day

The first few minutes I thought "This is OK but NOT Les Mis etc quality, but after say 15mins I was hooked.

persephonesnape Sun 26-Aug-07 10:04:43

thers a beautiful book, btw, called ' the grimmerie' which tells how they casted the original broadway production - goes into scripting/songwriting/costuming etc. it's a lovely hardback book with a lot of lovely asides in it - the letters from people who have seen the production at the back of the book are lovely as well. it's about £25 i think ( cheaper on amazon)

www.amazon.co.uk/Wicked-Grimmerie-David-Cote/dp/1401308201/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/203-1843332-1123944?ie=UT F8&s=books&qid=1188119038&sr=8-1

Milliways Sun 26-Aug-07 19:20:00

Thanks! That's a good Christmas present idea

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