This is honestly my favorite moment of the entire show. Look at the way Glinda subtly nods at Elphie to encourage her, how perfectly in sync they are, the easy rhythm flowing between them, the way they look at each other. This moment is why I will ship gelphie until the very day I die.
For anyone who missed Willemijn's last performance as Elphie, here's a breakdown of my favourite parts from each scene: ACT 1
Wicked - London - 19/7/14 - 7:30pm - Row A - Seat 15
Elphie - Willemijn Verkaik
Glinda - Savannah Stevenson
Fiyero - Jeremy Taylor
NO ONE MOURNS THE WICKED
~ Willemijn’s Elphie got a HUGE cheer when she ran on, of course.
DEAR OLD SHIZ/POST-DEAR OLD SHIZ SCENE
~ Elphie was so dorky and awkward and gangly and perfect and she kept pushing her glasses up her nose along with all sorts of other gawkish quirks GOD BLESS her little heart :3
WHAT IS THIS FEELING?
~ Willemijn’s Elphie has the most spectacular Poisoness Look of Death that she reserves for scenes like this. She looked so disdainful of Glinda, like she was something unpleasant on the end of her shoe. Yikes.
~ Glinda attacked Elphie with a mirror, going ‘snap snap’ in her face and I choked with laughter.