The annual free event, which takes place on 30 October, is organised by the hit musical Wicked in aid of a chosen environmental cause. Funds raised on the day will be donated to The Woodland Trust’s Heartwood Forest Appeal for the second year running. This year’s Wicked Day event will take place between 12 noon and 4pm on Sunday 30 October at the London Film Museum, County Hall, situated on the South Bank and overlooked by the iconic London Eye. 2011’s Wicked Day will feature a host of Wicked and Halloween-themed events based around the Shiz University Class of 2011.
Suitable for families and children of all ages, Wicked-lovers can enjoy monkey workshops, a storytelling classroom in association with Wicked’s Young Writers’ Award, Shiz karaoke, an interactive Shiz playground area, plus magicians and appearances from the cast.
Those looking to be really green can even have their faces painted or experience what it’s like to be a witch, good or bad, with Galinda-fying parlours.
Wicked’s Executive Producer, Michael McCabe, said: “We are very proud to continue our tree-planting partnership with The Woodland Trust, and using the production’s ‘green’ theme to engage, encourage and enable young people to interact with the natural environment both on their doorsteps and outside of London at Heartwood Forest. Wicked is a show founded upon the notion of taking responsibility for your own actions, and the simple act of planting trees is the perfect way to communicate this message in all that it has come to symbolise in today’s society.”
Wicked has been playing at the Apollo Victoria theatre since 2006 and tells the untold story of the witches of Oz. Two girls – one green and misunderstood, the other blonde and bubbly – meet at the Shiz University and form an unlikely friendship. As life takes them on different paths, we learn exactly how one became good and the other wicked.
For more information about Wicked Day visit www.wickedday.co.uk
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