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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.

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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.

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), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba), Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).

A two-time winner of the Olivier Audience Award, Wicked is now one of the Top 10 longest running musicals in West End history. Having been seen by over 53 million people in 16 countries worldwide, and having become the 15th longest running production in London theatre record on 19 October 2017, 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’ guide!


Age Recommendation: 7+. No under 3s permitted.

Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 07/09/2006

Opening Night: 27/09/2006

Booking Until: 01/12/2018

Running time: 2h45, inc. interval

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative


Elphaba - Alice Fearn

Glinda - Sophie Evans

Fiyero - Bradley Jaden

Madame Morrible - Melanie La Barrie

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Andy Hockley

Doctor Dillamond - Martin Ball

Nessarose - Sarah McNicholas

Boq - Jack Lansbury

Standby for Elphaba - Laura Pick

Standby for Glinda - Carina Gillespie

Company - Jennie Abbotts, Ashley Birchall, Nicole Carlisle, Nicholas Corre, Conor Crown, Kerry Enright, Aimée Fisher, Joseph Fletcher, Alexandra Grierson, Katy Hanna, Tom Andrew Hargreaves, Olivia Kate Holding, Claudia Kariuki, Will Lucas, James McHugh, Danny Michaels, Ellie Mitchell, Rosa O’Reilly, Matt Parsons, Alex Pinder, Sam Robinson, Paulo Teixeira, Samantha Thomas, Hannah Toy, Russell Walker, Sasha Wareham, Libby Watts



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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