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Wicked becomes the 8th longest-running show in the W/E

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WICKED has become the 8th longest-running show currently playing in the West End, following the closure on Saturday, April 9, 2016 of Billy Elliot The Musical after an incredible run of 11 years.

Wicked, which is now in its 10th year, is already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history.

Previously Posted: At 2.30pm on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, the West End production of Wicked played its 4000th performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is currently booking until April 29, 2017.

The award-winning production is currently the 9th longest-running show in the West End and already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history.

Wicked has now been seen by over 7 million people in London alone and 50 million people around the world.

Based on the international best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously 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 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.

The West End production of Wicked currently stars Emma Hatton (as Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Mark Curry (The Wizard), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).

Through its FOR GOOD programme and other charitable endeavours, Wicked supports the remarkable work of the following UK charities: Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); the Cybersmile Foundation; the Helen Bamber Foundation; the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity; Stonewall’s ‘Education For All’ campaign; The Woodland Trust and the National Literacy Trust. Further information can be found at

Official Website.

Tickets: from £17.50 – £125 – available by calling 0844 871 3001 or visiting

Image: Oliver Savile and Emma Hatton. Photo by Matt Crockett.