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Wicked extends booking into its 9th year

Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero) and Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba). Photo credit: Matt Crockett.

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WICKED, the award-winning West End show that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced the launch of its 17th new booking period, with tickets going on sale into its 9th year at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

On Monday, February 3, 2014 at 10am, over 450,000 new tickets will go on sale with booking extended to Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Now the 15th longest-running musical in West End theatre history and acclaimed as “the hit musical with brains, heart and courage” (The Sunday Telegraph), the London production of the global musical phenomenon has already been seen by over 5.5 million people since its premiere in September 2006 and played over 3000 performances.

Wicked currently stars: Willemijn Verkaik (as Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Paul Clarkson (Doctor Dillamond), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby Glinda).

While continuing its open-ended London run, a spectacular new touring production of Wicked has already broken countless Box Office records and won five star reviews from multiple critics. Wicked opens at Milton Keynes Theatre on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, before continuing to Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool, Southampton, Edinburgh and Aberdeen with further dates to be announced.

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines 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.

Wicked, with over 90 international awards to date, has music and lyrics by multi GRAMMY® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Olivier Award nominee Joe Mantello.

Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK) is Michael McCabe.

Wicked spearheads and supports a range of good causes born out of its themes. To find out more visit www.wickedthemusical.co.uk/forgood.

Image: Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero) and Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba). Photo credit: Matt Crockett.