What is WickedUK?
WickedUK is a fansite dedicated to the cast (and crew)
of the wonderful London production of Wicked, which
is currently playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre
in London's West End.
WickedUK was in the planning in about August 2005, long
before we had a definitive date for a UK production
- at the time it was still all rumour and speculation
as to whether Wicked would come to the West End! Once
an official announcement was made at the end of 2005,
I put into action my plans and WickedUK made its first
appearance online in January 2006, although for a month
or so it remained nothing more than an intro page. It
was not until March 2006 that the site began to take
shape as more news on casting and the like were released.
At this time the message board made the main section
of the site, while all the relevant information was
gathered for a site launch to run in conjuction with
the show opening for previews at the Apollo Victoria
July 2007 saw London have it's first full cast change,
loosing priniciples Helen Dallimore (Glinda), Adam Garcia
(Fiyero) and Martin Ball (Dr Dillamond), along with
a large portion of the ensemble. While this big change
was taking place on stage, we underwent our own change,
and launched version 2 of WickedUK! Now, we find ourselves
fast approaching the 10,000 visitors mark and are enjoying
a thriving online community via the Message Board.
Who Are We?
Currently, we are a mere few! Between myself and my
sister, we run the site, while we have creative and
artistic input from our Artistic Director, Vim! Here
is just a little information about us all!
ElphieFabalaFae (aka EFF) -
I first heard the Wicked soundtrack during a walk-up
when one of my actors hi-jacked the sound system. Anyway,
from hearing just 'The Wizard and I' and 'Defying Gravity'
I was hooked and immediately bought my own copy of the
soundtrack and read the book, all before any official
announcements about the show ever coming to the UK had
been made! I had been planning WickedUK in the hope
that the show did come over, and thank goodness it did!
So I am responsible for creating and designing this
place, and attending to all the administration and boring
things like that! You can come and catch me on the message
board most days, where I have earned myself quite a
reputation for writing very good, extremely looooong
show reviews, as read by both fans and cast members
EFF's lil Sis - Administrator/Proof
As her username states, she is my little sister. For
months I was going on about Wicked and she was very
blarsay about it. She attended one of the first preview
shows with me and was not very impressed. After some
extensive persuasion, she came with me to another show
and was hooked from that point on! Now, she helps me
keep everything running smoothly, especially on the
message board, where she helps keep those nasty spammers
away from our lovely online community! She is also my
main proof reader for the board as well as the website!
Vim - Artistic Director
We met over the Internet several months before any formal
announcement of a UK Wicked production was made, and
have been friends since. She is an awesome artist and
was paramount in helping/advising with the initial website
design and setup, although due to real life committments
her time with us now has been seriously restricted.
She is the provider of our awesome, unique and exclusive
character drawings and graphics, which can be found
under Dear Old Shiz >> Characters. I am eternally
grateful for her contribution!