West End hit WICKED extends booking to 26 April 2014

Louise Dearman as Elphaba
Photo by Matt Crockett
WICKED, the record-breaking West End musical now in its 7th smash hit year at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, is pleased to announce the opening of its 15th new booking period, on Monday 11 February 2013, with tickets going on sale until Saturday 26 April 2014.

Acclaimed as “the most popular show in the West End” (Time Out), the Olivier and Evening Standard Award- winning London production of the global musical phenomenon has now been seen by almost 5 million theatregoers since its West End premiere in 2006. Wicked is already the 16th longest-running West End musical of all time*. *Information verified by The Society of London Theatre.

Wicked currently stars: Louise Dearman (Elphaba), Gina Beck (Glinda), Ben Freeman (Fiyero), Louise Plowright (Madame Morrible), Keith Bartlett (The Wizard), Christopher Howell (Doctor Dillamond), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Hayley Gallivan (Standby Elphaba) and Lucy van Gasse (Standby Glinda).

While continuing its open-ended West End run, Wicked has also recently announced a major tour of the UK and Ireland, which opens at the Palace Theatre in Manchester on 12 September 2013.
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 has music and lyrics by Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Olivier Award nominee Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the best- selling novel, ‘Wicked – The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, by Gregory Maguire.
Wicked is produced by: Marc Platt, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK): Michael McCabe.

Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG
The theatre is 1 minute from London Victoria Mainline and Underground Stations

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

Extra matinees: 21 February, 31 October, 23, 27, 29, 31 December 2013, 2 January, 20 February 2014, at 2.30pm

Christmas 2013/14 performance schedule:
Monday 23 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tuesday 24 December – 2.30pm Wednesday 25 December - no performances Thursday 26 December – no performance Friday 27 December - 2.30pm & 7.30pm Saturday 28 December - 2.30pm & 7.30pm Sunday 29 December – 2.30pm
Monday 30 December – no performance Tuesday 31 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm Wednesday 1 January 2014 - 2.30pm & 7.30pm Thursday 2 January - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 3 January – 7.30pm
Saturday 4 January - 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Ticket prices
Tickets from £15.00 at every performance.
Ticket prices until 29 June 2013
Monday-Friday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm: £15.00, £22.50, £27.50, £32.50, £42.50, £52.50, £62.50 Saturday 7.30pm:* £15.00, £22.50, £27.50, £32.50, £42.50, £52.50, £65.00
Ticket prices from 1 July 2013
Monday-Friday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm: £15.00, £25.00, £30.00, £35.00, £45.00, £55.00, £65.00 Saturday Evenings:* £15.00, £25, £30.00, £35.00, £45.00, £55.00, £67.50
*Also all performances 23 December 2013 - 1 January 2014
At performances from Monday 4 November 2013, all ticket prices will include a £1.25 Theatre Restoration Levy.

Day Seats: £27.50 (£29.50 from 1 July 2013) twenty-four front row Stalls released daily at 10.00am at the Box Office Students: Best available seats £27.50 (£29.50 from 1 July 2013) 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 (£29.50 from 1 July 2013) 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