WICKED to fly into more UK theatres for 2018 UK Tour


WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to confirm that its spectacular, multi record-breaking and critically acclaimed touring production will return to the UK & Ireland in 2018, revisiting the following ten cities: 

BRISTOL Hippodrome, Tuesday 5 February - Saturday 3 March 2018
Tickets on sale Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 10am (Theatre Card holders 25 January, Groups 10+ 30 January 2017)
LIVERPOOL Empire, Wednesday 7 – Saturday 31 March 2018
Tickets on sale Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 10am (Theatre Card holders 25 January, Groups 10+ 30 January 2017)
BIRMINGHAM Hippodrome, Wednesday 4 – Sunday 29 April 2018
Tickets on sale Tuesday 21 March (Friends 7 March, Groups 10+ 14 March 2017)
EDINBURGH Playhouse, Tuesday 8 May – Saturday 9 June 2018
Tickets on sale Wednesday 8 February at 10am (Groups 10+ 6 February 2017)
LEEDS Grand Theatre, Wednesday 13 June – Saturday 7 July 2018
Tickets on sale Friday 3 February (Friends 27 January, Groups 10+ 30 January 2017)
DUBLIN Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Tuesday 17 July – Sunday 26 August 2018
Tickets on sale Friday 30 June at 10am
SUNDERLAND Empire, Tuesday 4 – Saturday 29 September 2018
Tickets on sale Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 10am (Theatre Card holders 25 January, Groups 10+ 30 January 2017)
SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower Theatre, Wednesday 3 – Saturday 27 October 2018
Tickets on sale September 2017
CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre, Wednesday 31 October – Saturday 24 November 2018
Tickets on sale Monday 27 March (Promise members 27 February, Groups 10+ 20 March 2017)
MANCHESTER Palace Theatre, Tuesday 4 December 2018 – Saturday 5 January 2019
Tickets on sale Wednesday 1 February 2017 at 10am (Theatre Card holders 25 January, Groups 10+ 30 January 2017)

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Acclaimed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” (Daily Mail), “a wicked and wonderful vision of Oz” (London Evening Standard) and “one of the West End’s true modern classics” (Metro), WICKED is already the 17th longest running show in London theatre history and recently celebrated a decade of performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it continues an open-ended run. Around the world, WICKED has now been seen by over 50 million people in 15 countries, and won over 100 major awards (including 3 Tony Awards and 6 Drama Desk Awards on Broadway; 2 Olivier Audience Awards, 9 WhatsOnStage Awards and an Evening Standard Theatre Award in London; 6 Helpmann Awards in Australia and a Grammy Award).

WICKED played a fifteen-city tour of the UK & Ireland from September 2013 - July 2015, winning five-star rave reviews at every venue. The production, acclaimed by the Northern Echo as “the ultimate Broadway experience for theatre audiences all over the UK”, resumed touring in July 2016, playing a sold out engagement at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford and is currently playing in Hong Kong and opens at The Theatre at Solaire in Manila on 2 February. Prior to returning to the UK & Ireland, WICKED will also play engagements in Shanghai and Beijing.

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

Prepare to be spellbound by spectacular costumes, thrilling technical wizardry
and a phenomenal score, all wrapped up in a topical tale.”

WICKED has music and lyrics by multi Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell and Disney’s PocahontasThe Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted) 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. 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 PlattUniversal Stage ProductionsThe Araca GroupJon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK/International Tour) Michael McCabe.


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