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Experience world-class theatre with Wicked, the hugely popular musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, now celebrating eleven spellbinding years in the West End. Read More >

Experience world-class theatre with Wicked, the hugely popular musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, now celebrating twelve spellbinding years in the West End.

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: the blonde, popular Glinda, and the misunderstood, shy, green Elphaba.

When the two encounter the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their fortunes see them embark on very different paths, and their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

When composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz discovered Maguire’s novel on holiday in 1995, plans for a live-action feature film were soon diverted, and the rights to the story released by Universal Pictures, paving the way for Schwartz to adapt Wicked into a musical, featuring iconic numbers such as Defying Gravity, For Good, The Wizard And I and, of course, No One Mourns The Wicked. Its Broadway premiere took place in October 2003, and it transferred to the West End’s Apollo Victoria Theatre in September 2006, going on to become a global phenomenon.

Famous for its principal casts, the current West End Wicked cast includes Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), David Witts (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Chris Jarman (Doctor Dillamond), Rosa O’Reilly (Nessarose), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie & Maria Coyne* (Standby for Glinda).

A two-time winner of the Olivier Audience Award, Wicked is now the 5th longest running musical in West End history. Having been seen by over 55 million people in more than 130 cities in 16 countries worldwide, including more than 9 million people in London alone, it’s safe to say the show is a true modern West End classic.

Looking for more about Wicked? Check out our ‘Everything You Need To Know About Wicked In London’ guide!

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 07/09/2006

Opening Night: 27/09/2006

Booking Until: 25/05/2019

Running time: 2h45, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Elphaba - Alice Fearn

Glinda - Sophie Evans

Fiyero - David Witts

Madame Morrible - Melanie La Barrie

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Andy Hockley

Doctor Dillamond - Chris Jarman

Nessarose - Rosa O’Reilly

Boq - Jack Lansbury

Standby for Elphaba - Laura Pick

Standby for Glinda - Carina Gillespie & Maria Coyne

Company - Jennie Abbotts, Meg Astin, Rebecca Botterill, Nicole Carlisle, Conor Crown, Jonathan David Dudley, Lewis Easter, Kerry Enright, Aimée Fisher, André Fabien Francis, Chris George, Tom Andrew Hargreaves, Maggie Lynne, Carl Man, Rhidian Marc, James McHugh, Ellie Mitchell, Sam Robinson, Scott Sutcliffe, Genevieve Taylor, Paulo Teixeira, Samantha Thomas, Libby Watts, Bryony Whitfield, Chiarina Woodall, Tom Woollaston

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Creative

Director - Joe Mantello

Producer - Marc Platt, David Stone, Universal Stage Productions, John B Platt, The Araca Group, Michael McCabe

Costume - Susan Hilferty

Lighting Designer - Kenneth Posner

Set Designer - Eugene Lee

Sound - Tony Meola

Author - Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire

Lyrics By - Stephen Schwartz

Music By - Stephen Schwartz

Musical Staging - Wayne Cilento

Projection Designer - Elaine J. McCarthy

Hair and Wig Designer - Tom Watson

Make Up Designer - Joe Dulude II

Music Supervisor/Arrangements - Stephen Oremus

Orchestrations - William David Brohn

Music Arrangements - Alex Lacamoire

Dance Arrangements - James Lynn Abbott

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire

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About Apollo Victoria Theatre

17 Wilton Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1V 1LG

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