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Wicked extends booking into 2016

Emma Hatton and Savannah Stevenson. Photo by Matt Crockett.

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced the opening of its 19th new booking period, on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 10am, with 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Recently acclaimed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” (Daily Mail) and “the hugely clever, insanely popular riff on the witches from The Wizard of Oz” (The Times), the spectacular musical phenomenon is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End, has been seen by more than six million people in London alone and recently played its landmark 3500th performance.

Wicked is the first ever stage production to have been rated by the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended Accreditation Scheme. Distinctive, trusted, authoritative and independent, the reader recommended scheme unites the trusted expertise of Good Housekeeping with the valued opinions of its readers.

While continuing its open-ended West End run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, the spectacular, multi record-breaking UK and Ireland Tour has already sold over 1 million tickets since its premiere in Manchester in September 2013. The tour will conclude in July 2015, with a return to the Greater Manchester area (to The Lowry in Salford), following engagements in Plymouth (where it is currently playing), Bristol, Sunderland and Aberdeen.

Around the world, Wicked has been seen by 45 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.

From February 2, 2015, the London production stars Emma Hatton (as Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Philip Childs (Doctor Dillamond), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby for Glinda).

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.

Extra Shows added for 2015/16

Thursday, February 19, Thursday, April 9, Thursday, August 20, Thursday, August 27 and Thursday, October 29, 2015; Monday, December 21, Thursday, December 24, Monday, December 28 and Thursday, December 31, 2015; and Thursday, February 18 and Thursday, April 7, 2016.