WICKED, the spectacular West End and Broadway musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will begin performances in just 4 weeks at Edinburgh Playhouse. With an incredible 65,000 tickets already sold for the tour’s only Scottish engagement, best availability is currently at Monday-Wednesday performances.
“The gravity-defying ‘Wizard of Oz’ prequel” (Time Out) will play for five weeks only from Tuesday 8 May to Saturday 9 June 2018. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Edinburgh Playhouse Box Office, online at www.atgtickets.com/shows/wicked/edinburgh-playhouse or by phone on 0844 871 3014.
The 2018 UK & Ireland Tour of WICKED has already played record-breaking engagements in Bristol and Liverpool and is currently playing a sold out run at the Birmingham Hippodrome. The production has won five-star rave reviews: “you could be in a Broadway theatre! Wicked is one of the best touring productions ever to come to the city” (Bristol Post), “if you want a show to send you soaring into the night, leave you feeling completely bewitched and totally under a spell of musical theatre perfection, then you’d better catch this Wicked tour before it sells out!” (The Reviews Hub, Liverpool) and “it is, by far, the best show on tour in the UK at the moment” (Black Country Radio).
The “fantastic cast” (Birmingham Express and Star) features Amy Ross as Elphaba, Helen Woolf as Glinda, Aaron Sidwell (best known as ‘Steven Beale’ in EastEnders) as Fiyero, Steven Pinder (best known as ‘Max Farnham’ in Brookside) as The Wizard & Doctor Dillamond, Kim Ismay as Madame Morrible, Emily Shaw as Nessarose and Iddon Jones as Boq. Nikki Bentley is Standby for Elphaba.
WICKED is already the 15th longest running show in West End theatre history and is now in its 12th year at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it continues an open-ended run. Around the world, WICKED has been seen by 55 million people in 16 countries and won over 100 major awards, including ten theatregoer-voted
WhatsOnStage Awards (winning ‘Best West End Show’ on three occasions) and two Olivier Audience Awards. The song ‘Defying Gravity’ was also recently voted the UK’s No.1 favourite musical theatre song by listeners of Encore Radio.
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. Acclaimed as “a thrilling theatrical experience with brains, heart and courage” (Metro), WICKED transports audiences to a stunningly re-imagined world of Oz, providing wonders beyond the imagination…
WICKED has music and lyrics by multi Grammy and Academy 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 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 & Ireland) Michael McCabe.
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