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  • Writer's pictureTony Ilbery


If you haven't seen Wicked you should! And dinner at Flying Fish makes it a great night out.

Wicked is the internationally acclaimed musical, that's taken the world by storm, at The Lyric Star City until February 2024.

Wicked tells the untold story of the two witches of Oz, before and after Dorothy's arrival. As The Wizard of Oz is a story, and movie, we all grew up watching, Wicked instantly feels comfortably familiar, even though it's a completely new story.

View: Stalls, Row H, seat 49

Wicked explores the complex relationship between Elphaba, the misunderstood green-skinned girl who becomes the "Wicked Witch of the West", and Glinda, the popular and bubbly "Good Witch of the North". Like the Wizard of Oz, the story is cleaver takes us on a journey of friendship, love, and self-discovery, identity, and the consequences of prejudice. the intricately woven plot keeps the audience on the edge of their seats, evoking a range of emotions throughout the performance.

The music of Wicked composed by Stephen Schwartz, is I real highlight. The score features iconic songs like "Defying Gravity," "Popular," and "For Good," which have become beloved anthems for theatre lovers worldwide.

The Lyric Star City provides a stunning backdrop for Wicked, with its state-of-the-art facilities enhancing the visual spectacle. The sets and costumes transport the audience, and the attention to detail in the production creates a visually immersive experience.

Beyond its entertaining storyline and impressive performances, Wicked resonates with audiences on a deeper level. Just like the original storyline, the musical tackles themes of prejudice, discrimination, and the importance of embracing one's true self, making it a socially relevant piece of theatre. Wicked encourages viewers to challenge stereotypes and question the notion of good versus evil, leaving a lasting impact long after the final bow.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT by having dinner before the show at Flying Fish

Flying Fist has been a Sydney seafood favourite for well over a decade, and since moving from Jones Bay Wharf into Star City, it's the perfect venue for your pre-theatre dinner. Flying Fish is located literally meters from The Lyric Theatre and when you have a 6pm reservation, the team know you're probably heading to see Wicked so the service is prompt and attentive.

When you're dining at one of Sydney's favourite seafood specialists, you should stick with the classics. For our pre-theatre dinner at Flying Fish we tried a couple stable fish fillets and two quick entrees.

Snack Venus Bay Prawn Toast, salted chilli, sesame

Entree Abrolhos Island Octopus, confit potato, saltbush

Main Spring Creek Barramundi, sugarloaf cabbage, lemon aspen

Main Rainbow Trout, warrigal greens, sunrise lime

Side Broccolini, macadamia cream, lemon myrtle

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