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RACHEL TUCKER Extends In Smash Hit Musical WICKED Into 2012

RACHEL TUCKER EXTENDS IN HIT MUSICAL WICKED
THE ACCLAIMED WEST END STAR WILL PLAY ‘ELPHABA’ INTO 2012
Photo by Tristram Kenton
WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce that Rachel Tucker will continue in her acclaimed starring role as Elphaba into 2012. Julie Legrand (Madame Morrible), Nikki Davis-Jones (Standby Elphaba) and Chloe Taylor (Standby Glinda) are also all continuing in their roles.

UK Executive Producer Michael McCabe commented: “Since first joining our cast in March 2010, Rachel has thrilled audiences and critics alike with her powerful and passionate performance as Elphaba. We are all absolutely thrilled that Rachel has now decided to continue leading the company with her extraordinary professionalism and great dedication to the role - we couldn’t be more proud of her success”.

Louise Dearman (Glinda), Mark Evans (Fiyero), Clive Carter (The Wizard), Julian Forsyth (Dr Dillamond), Zoe Rainey (Nessarose) and Ben Stott (Boq) will all play their final performances on Saturday 10 December 2011.

WICKED recently celebrated its landmark 2000th performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. This “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 and the Whatsonstage.com Award for Best West End Show in both 2011 and 2010.
WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and is directed by Joe Mantello. WICKED is based on the novel, Wicked – The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire.
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.

NOW BOOKING TO SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2012
Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG
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 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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