Tuesday, 10 September 2013

A Wicked Adventure.

One of the things on my Summer Bucket List was to go up to London and see a West End Show..........................................On Saturday this became a reality as myself The Northern Mother, The Teenager and her Bestie travelled up to see the show Wicked.

The journey there wasn't that smooth as our train was cancelled due to a signal failure which caused The Northern Mother to exclaim in a very loud voice that Public Transport was "CRAP" this in turn made several people smile. The rail personnel looked less than impressed.....................................................

Once at Victoria Station we made our way out into the immense station that was more like a huge shopping mall rather than a train station. The tickets clearly said "Apollo Theatre is right opposite Victoria Station"................................................What it didn't tell us was which bloody exit to take and we ended up almost at Buckingham Palace, after a quick cuppa with Queenie and Phil we headed back somewhat flustered and hot back into the station. Then Mum needed the loos so off we went only to find you had to pay 30p to have a wee, this resulted in Mum once again stating in an extraordinarily loud voice that no where else in the world would you have to pay money to meet natures call and "There wasn't even any soap or loo roll......and I bet that attendant just steals all the money and does nothing all day"....................................I have never hurried a wee as much as I did on that day and bundled her out as quick as I could.......................This could be a long day!!!!

The fun and games continued when Mum asked a policeman how to get to the theatre and he very stupidly missing the signs that we were stressed out, late and hot told us to follow the yellow brick road (Big Mistake Mr Policeman)....................Mum gave him that look that only a 67 year old stressed out annoyed woman can give and he in turn very sheepishly said "Sorry....Ermmmm....Just over that way ladies".

Finally we were in our seats and the show began much to the delight of The Teenager and her best friend who sang along to every song and knew all the words. The first half was amazing and I almost welled up at the Defying Gravity song. As the interval began I took a deep breath and looked at Mum who had this sort of strange look on her face "Well, what did you think...Wasn't it amazing" I asked..............."To be honest" she began "I didn't get it".........................................................I thought The Teen was going to leap out of her chair "WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DIDN'T GET IT......HOW CAN YOU NOT OF GOT IT.....................HAVEN'T YOU SEEN THE WIZARD OF OZ"???.....................................Mums reply was short and sweet "Nope".........................................Oh dear, oh dear..................Its hard work sometimes I can tell you.


Anyway, the rest of the show was brilliant and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who likes musicals..................................................Just don't take a 67 year old woman who has never seen The Wizard Of Oz, it takes a really long time to explain it all I can tell you................................

13 comments:

  1. I loved Wicked, saw it about 3-4 years ago with my husband who has also never really seen the Wizard of Oz, well not as intently as me! He didn't really get some of the jokes. It's coming to Birmingham next summer so I am taking my daughter who will be 8.

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    1. It was so amazing wasn't it. I would love to see it again......Maybe I wont take mum this time xx

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  2. I absolutely loved Wicked! Such an amazing show :)) brilliant songs too! I saw it in Jan 2 years ago and had lots of winter pimms to get me in the mood too :))) lol x

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    1. Oooooo, now I like the sound of that. xxx

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  3. Haha when you said that's where you were going I almost mentioned the 'watch which exit from the station you take' thing ! glad you loved it x

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    1. It was awful, so badly signposted. And once you do find your way out the theatre is so big and green you feel silly for not noticing it straight away xx

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  4. We're a similar age and I remember the Wizard of Oz film being on TV almost every Christmas when I was a kid. Your mum must have worked hard to avoid it :-) #pocolo

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  5. I am so with her on the toilet thing but how do you get passed 20 years old and have never seen the Wizard of Oz?!

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  6. It is a strange tale. I've not seen Wicked, but I should imagine it might need something to set the scene. Congrats on doing something from your bucket list. One down and on to the next!

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  7. Your mum has had me in stitches in this post, especially her encounter with the police officer - sarky little sod!!!! Loved this and the show is awesome #PoCoLo

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  8. The Northern Mother sounds like my kind of lady!!! Seriously, my Mum does that shouty 'stage whisper' thing all the time - do mums every stop embarassing their offspring?! Glad you had a great time x x

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  9. This sounds like quite an adventure especially having to cajole, explain, hurry along and negotiate the loos! Wicked sounds awesome (though I have seen The Wizard of Oz at least 10 times!) Helen

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