WICKED, the "hit musical with brains, heart & courage" (The Sunday Telegraph) at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, today announced its sixth annual WICKED Day, a free afternoon of family fun that celebrates the award-winning production to raise funds for environmental causes in and around the local community.
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. For the second consecutive year, proceeds raised will be donated to The Woodland Trust's Heartwood Forest Appeal, planting England's largest new continuous native forest near St Albans.
Inspired by the magical school within the show itself, WICKED Day will this year feature a host of WICKED and Halloween-themed events based around Shiz University Class of 2011. Throughout the day families can expect activities for people of all ages including: Monkey Workshops, a Storytelling Classroom in association with the production's WICKED Young Writers' Award, SHIZ Karaoke, Face Painting and Galinda-fying Parlours, interactive SHIZ Playground area, plus roaming magicians, cast performances and more!
Michael McCabe, Executive Producer of WICKED, 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 symbolize in today's society."
Entry is free. Find out more at www.WickedDay.co.uk.