Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a beguiling backstory to the lives of L. Frank Baums beloved characters, and reveals the magic that shaped the destinies of two unlikely friends on their remarkable journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
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With music and lyrics by multi-Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and a book by Tony Award-nominee Winnie Holzman, Wicked is currently the 11th longest running show in West End history, having been seen at the Apollo Victoria Theatre London by over eleven million people.
Two-time Tony-winner Joe Mantello directs this devilishly clever spin on The Wizard of Oz (The Daily Telegraph), with musical staging by Tony-winner Wayne Cilento.
After the continuing success of the Broadway run, two US tours, two UK and Ireland tours, and countless international productions, Wicked recently celebrated seventeen triumphant years at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. This essential West End musical is embarking on an ambitious tour visiting ten UK and Ireland cities.
Wicked is suitable for a general audience. As a guide to parents and guardians, it is recommended for ages 7+. Please note that loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects and strobe lighting feature in the production.
The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness, injury and statutory leave entitlement.