WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the release of a further 500,000 new tickets. The “spellbinding smash hit” (Time Out) is now booking to Saturday 30 November 2019 at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it continues an open-ended run. Tickets start from just £22.00*. A limited number of seats are also released daily for that day’s performance(s) at 10:00am, in person at the Box Office only, priced at £29.50.
*Subject to any applicable telephone, online or agency fees. No fees on tickets booked in person at the Box Office.
Five extra shows have been added this Christmas, on Monday 24 December, Thursday 27 December, Friday 28 December, Sunday 30 December 2018 and Thursday 3 January 2019, all starting at 2.30pm.
Further extra shows have also been added in 2019 as follows: Thursday 21 February, Thursday 18 April, Thursday 15 August, Thursday 29 August and Thursday 24 October 2019, all starting at 2.30pm.
Already the 5th longest-running musical currently playing in the West End, next month (on 8 December 2018), WICKED will play its 5141st performance, surpassing the run of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story to become the 13th longest-running West End show in history. WICKED has won more than 100 major international awards, including three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and ten theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning ‘Best West End Show’ on three separate occasions). To date, WICKED has been seen by almost 60 million people in over 130 cities in 16 countries.
WICKED currently stars Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), David Witts (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Chris Jarman (Doctor Dillamond), Rosa O’Reilly (Nessarose), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie & Maria Coyne* (Standby for Glinda). *Maternity cover. Cast subject to change from Monday 22 July 2019.
The award-winning, multi record-breaking touring production of WICKED, which is currently playing a sold-out engagement at the Wales Millennium Centre, will begin a final Christmas engagement on 4 December 2018 at the Manchester Palace Theatre, where the tour will conclude on Saturday 5 January 2019. Following its Manchester premiere in September 2013, this spectacular production subsequently travelled over 27,000 miles by road, sea and air across the UK and Ireland (twice) as well as to cities in China, the Philippines, Singapore and Switzerland.
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-Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell; Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted and, for DreamWorks, The Prince of Egypt) 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 (My So-Called Life). Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento and direction 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); Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity), the National Literacy Trust and the Woodland Trust. Further information can be found at www.WickedForGood.co.uk
Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG
Official UK website: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk