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WICKED Celebrates it's 2000th Performance This Weekend

WICKED EXTENDS BOOKING THROUGH THE 2012 OLYMPICS 
TICKETS NOW ON SALE UNTIL 27 OCTOBER 2012 
THE HIT MUSICAL CELEBRATES ITS 2000TH PERFORMANCE 2 JULY 2011

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the opening of its 12th new booking period, with tickets now on sale until 27 October 2012 at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. The new booking period encompasses both The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in June 2012 and the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in July and August 2012.

Louise Dearman as Glinda
Photo by Tristram Kenton
WICKED will celebrate its landmark 2000th performance this Saturday, 2 July 2011 at 2.30pm. The “hugely popular musical” (The Times) has now been seen by almost 4 million people and grossed in excess of £135 million at the UK Box Office since its West End premiere in 2006.

Acclaimed as “the hit musical with brains, heart and courage” (The Sunday Telegraph) WICKED has won multiple awards including the 2010 Olivier Award for Most Popular Show, the Whatsonstage.com Award for Best West End Show in both 2011 and 2010 and a Visit London Gold Award in 2009.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined 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 girls who first meet as 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 currently stars Rachel Tucker (Elphaba), Louise Dearman (Glinda), Mark Evans (Fiyero), Julie Legrand (Madame Morrible), Clive Carter (The Wizard), Julian Forsyth (Dr Dillamond), Zoe Rainey (Nessarose), Ben Stott (Boq), Nikki Davis-Jones (Standby Elphaba) and Chloe Taylor (Standby Glinda). Cast subject to change from Monday 12 December 2011.

Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG

Official UK website: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk

Find out about the WICKED Young Writers' Award at www.WickedYoungWriters.com

WICKED proudly supports the Anti-Bullying Alliance and The Woodland Trust.


LISTINGS INFORMATION

Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG

NOW BOOKING TO SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2012

Online booking, video trailer and information: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk

Box Office and 24 Hour Credit Card Bookings:
Ticketmaster 0844 826 8000  / www.Ticketmaster.co.uk
 (up to £2.50 per ticket service charge and £2.75 processing fee per transaction).
No booking fee or processing charges for tickets booked in person at the Box Office.
Group Sales (10 tickets or more): Ticketmaster 0844 847 2334

Performance Times:
Monday-Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations (2-5 June 2012): performances as usual.
London 2012 Olympic Games (27 July-12 August 2012) and Paralympic Games (29 August-9 September 2012): performances as normal except extra matinee on Thursday 26 July at 2.30pm and no performance on Friday 27 July 2012.

Christmas matinees: 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 31 December 2011, all at 2.30pm.
Half-term holiday matinees:  24 February, 27 October 2011, 16 February, 25 October 2012, all at 2.30pm.

Ticket prices:
Monday - Friday and Wednesday & Saturday Matinees:
£15.00, £22.50, £27.50, £32.50, £42.50, £52.50 and £62.50
Saturday Evenings:*
£15.00, £22.50, £27.50, £32.50, £42.50, £52.50 and £65.00
*Also all performances w/c 26 December 2011.

Day Seats: £27.50 – twenty-four front row Stalls released daily at 10.00am at the Box Office.

Students: Best available seats £27.50 from 10.00am at Monday-Friday 7.30pm and Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm at the Box Office with student ID. Subject to availability. One ticket per ID.

Standby Concessions: Best available seats £27.50 from 6pm at Monday-Friday 7.30pm performances and from 12 noon at Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm performances at the Box Office for Senior Citizens, Jobseekers, Equity, BECTU and MU members and registered disabled. Subject to availability. One ticket per ID.


Gregory Maguire’s Wicked – The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West is published in the UK by Headline Review

GRAMMY® award-winning Original Broadway Cast recording on Decca Broadway

Rubens at The Palace – The Official Hotel Partner of WICKED: www.RubensHotel.com

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