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Wicked hotel package makes for a magical evening

PUBLISHED: 13:09 29 May 2009 | UPDATED: 17:14 16 August 2010

GOODY?: Alexia Khadime as Elphaba.

GOODY?: Alexia Khadime as Elphaba.

WHEN watching the musical Wicked about how the witch of Wizard of Oz fame became so, you don t expect her to be annoyingly goody goody writes Marina Soteriou. The award-winning show is currently being offered by Superbreaks as part of package including

WHEN watching the musical Wicked about how the witch of Wizard of Oz fame became so, you don't expect her to be annoyingly goody goody writes Marina Soteriou.

The award-winning show is currently being offered by Superbreaks as part of package including a stay at the stylist Cavendish Hotel tucked behind Regent Street.

The Broadway production which has been going strong in London for two and a half years is currently at the Apollo Theatre opposite Victoria station.

This adaptation of the 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire manages to keep some of his shocking twists whilst still entertaining the kids.

Surprisingly the revelation of the night is the good witch Galinda (Dianne Pilkington) who is not quite wicked, but all too human.

Although the socialite gets to don the Barbie ball gowns and hold a magic wand, she can also be selfish and spiteful.

But her dizzy charm takes over and she endears herself to the audience by her overwhelmingly kind ways.

We learn how she became best friends with the wicked witch Elphaba (Alexia Khadime), whilst they were room mates at university and how the Wizard of Oz is not so good after all.

Treating yourself to the hotel package means that the magic of the evening doesn't fade due to the commute home.

A pleasant stroll past Buckingham Palace and up to serene Jermyn Street takes you to the four star hotel.

Here you can settle down for the night on one of their super-comfy beds and peruse the ridiculously extensive breakfast menu whilst not thinking about checking out until midday.

Considering the views take in Big Ben, the London Eye and Fortnum & Mason the tranquillity of the place is startling.

To book the package call Superbreak on 0871 222 3055 or visit their website at www.superbreak.com which includes other packages to see Wicked.

Prices with a stay at the hotel start from £119.50 per person including one night's stay and bed and breakfast and a top priced saver ticket for the musical.

The price is valid on Fridays until July 19 and July 24 until September 6, based on two sharing.

Superbreak can also book tickets to the British Music Experience at the O2 in Greenwich as part of the package.

For theatre tickets phone the Apollo Box Office on 0870 4000 751 or visit www.apollovictoriatheatre.com.

marina.soteriou@archant.co.uk

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