?No one loves the wicked,? or so the lyrics from a song in the musical Wicked say. I beg to differ, as I walked away from a performance arranged by PA Life and the Apollo Victoria Theatre feeling enamoured with the characters, evil or not.
The story of Wicked focuses on the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz. It has completely changed the way I comprehend the original book and film. Cleverly written, it puts a twist on the narrative and introduces some of our favourite characters in interesting ways. I won?t give anything away ? it?s one that has to be seen in person. The musical score alone was enough to send chills down my spine.
The Apollo Victoria is a throwback to the grand days of Art Deco design and remains stylish to this day. The main lobby features a bar and plenty of clear signage for the various areas of seating. Our hosts for the evening invited us upstairs to the Elixir Bar for complimentary drinks before the show.
For corporate bookers, the Ambassador Theatre Group provides private hire services and hospitality packages at some of West End?s most well known theatres. The company operates the Ambassador?s Lounge, which can host up to 12 people standing. Check out the group?s website at westendtheatrehire.atg.co.uk for great ideas for events.
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