WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the opening of its 25th new booking period on Monday (22nd January 2018). Over 500,000 new tickets for “the world class West End musical” (Official London Theatre) are being released, with booking extended to Saturday 24th May 2019.
“The gravity-defying Wizard of Oz prequel” (Time Out London) recently became the 7th longest-running show currently playing in the West End. Already also the 15th longest-running show in West End theatre history, WICKED has been seen by over 8.5 million people at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre and played almost 5000 performances. Around the world, WICKED has won over 100 major awards, including ten theatregoer WhatsOnStage Awards (winning ‘Best West End Show’ on three occasions) and two Olivier Audience Awards in the UK.
WICKED currently stars Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie & Maria Coyne (Standby for Glinda).
WICKED will shortly open a year-long UK & Ireland Tour at Bristol Hippodrome on 31 January 2018 and will subsequently visit Liverpool, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Dublin, Sunderland, Southampton, Cardiff and Manchester.
Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
WICKED has music and lyrics by multi-Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell and Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted) and is based on the novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire and adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento and the production is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.
WICKED is produced around the world by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK) Michael McCabe.
Through its FOR GOOD programme and other charitable endeavours, WICKED is proud to support the remarkable work of the following UK charities: Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); the Woodland Trust and the National Literacy Trust. www.WickedForGood.co.uk
Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG