The musical has broken two records. The first time a West End show has taken over £1 million in a week [ £1,023,819.00 ] and over a million for the touring show when at Edinburgh [ £1,136,558.50 ]. A show that is completely now sold out for the rest of the show’s run in Edinburgh.
It’s taken the West End by storm, becoming the 10th longest-running show in the West End and the 13th longest-running musical in the whole history of The West End. The show has been seen by more than 6 million people in London and will soon play its landmark 3,500th performance.
It’s not only been a smash hit in London. It’s also been described, by The New York Times, as “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster“. This after spending over 11 years at the Gershwin Theatre.
Recently acclaimed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” (Daily Mail), Wicked has been seen by 44 million people in 13 countries and won 100 international awards. The original Broadway production remains “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times) after more than 11 years at the Gershwin Theatre.
If you think you know the Wicked Witch of the West, think again…
When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one side of the story. Gregory Maguire’s “outstanding novel” (The Independent), ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, ingeniously re-imagined the Land of Oz, creating a parallel universe to the familiar story written by L. Frank Baum and first published as ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ in 1900.
Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wizard, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths.
Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Experience this unforgettable, award-winning musical and discover that you’ve not been told the whole story about the Land of Oz…
Find out more at the Official UK website
Gregory Maguire’s ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ is published by Headline
Virgin Atlantic is the official airline of Wicked London
The GRAMMY® award-winning Original Broadway Cast recording on DECCA BROADWAY
The Rubens at the Palace is the official hotel partner of Wicked London.