Wicked Celebrates 16th Birthday With An Extension
Written by Jamie Griffiths on October 1, 2022
Wicked celebrates 16th Birthday with an extension
Wicked, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, tonight celebrates its 16th birthday at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre and announces a 34th booking extension. 500,000 new tickets are now on public sale for all performances until Sunday 26 November 2023.
The London production of Wicked opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on 27 September 2006 and has subsequently become “one of the most successful musicals of all time” (BBC News). Recently welcoming its 11 millionth theatregoer, Wicked is already the 9th longest running West End musical in history. The “global sensation” (Independent) has won over 100 international awards, including three Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards, two Olivier Awards, ten WhatsOnStage Awards (including three for ‘Best West End Show’), six Australian Helpmann Awards and a Grammy for its Platinum-selling Original Cast Recording.
Based on the multi-million copy best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and reveals the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked currently stars: Lucie Jones (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Gary Wilmot (The Wizard, until 16 October 2002), Mark Curry (The Wizard, from 18 October 2022), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Lisa-Anne Wood (Standby for Glinda), Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Michael Colbourne, Fergus Dale, Nolan Edwards, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Lucie Horsfall, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung, Maggie Lynne, Rhidian Marc, PaddyJoe Martin, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Harry Mills, Lewis Newton, Natalie Spriggs, Samantha Thomas, Joe Thompson-Oubari and James Titchener.
Cast subject to change from Tuesday 7 March 2023.
The following 10 extra shows are also now on sale: Thursday 27 October, Tuesday 20 December, Friday 23 December, Tuesday 27 December, Friday 30 December 2022, Thursday 16 February, Thursday 6 April, Thursday 3 August, Thursday 17 August, and Thursday 26 October 2023, all @2:30pm.