“The world of Oz, created by children’s author L. Frank Baum, is so rich with storytelling possibilities that other writers have offered enchanting prequels of their own. The stage musical sensation Wicked focuses on the origins of the Wicked Witch of the West - and it’s a thrill to experience.” MTV
Wicked is based on the acclaimed adult novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’* by Gregory Maguire. The inspiration for the novel came from the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in his classic children’s book ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, first published in 1900. A publishing phenomenon (The New York Times recently acclaimed Baum as “the J. K. Rowling of his day”), it was to be the first in a series of fifteen Oz-based stories written by Baum and famously illustrated by W. W. Denslow.
*Recommended for readers aged 16+ only. The stage musical is recommended for Primary Year 3 upwards.