Entering into my last day of being 39 and penultimate day of my epic trip I queued very early for day tickets to see Wicked. I had a run in with an someone who accused me of pushing in and not remembering I was in the line before them! However I blame my former friend for not joining the back of the queue like everyone else! Never mind I met up with my friends whom I was going to spend at least the day with them.
Billy Elliot at Victoria Palace Theatre
Met up with Rachael, Melissa and Emma
when we queued for Wicked tickets.
We (Sophia, Lizzie and I) had some errands to do such as checking in our hotel and lunch at Kings Cross before returning to Victoria. On our return we booked seats for Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Sophia treated me to my ticket - a big thanks, Sophia! We had great seats on the front row and the theatre was air conditioned which was perfect for the hot day we were having! I plan to do a separate review (please see blog) about Billy Elliot but I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed it! The cast were exceptional especially Tade Biesinger who played Billy. His multitasking talent with his acting and dancing was amazing! I loved the social issues which were raised and anyone can relate to such as the miners strike in 1984 with its politics, sociology and the affected communities. This was married with Billy's ambition to pursue his dreams to become a dancer which seems to have been an unheard thing for a boy to pursue in his community. It was a great show and I definitely want to see it again! It was certainly well received in the audience. Information information about Billy Elliot is available via the website.
Wicked at Apollo Victoria