First Look Tour Production Photography Released For WICKED Ahead Of The Opening In Edinburgh In 20 Days
WICKED, “one of the most successful musicals of all time” (BBC News), today releases production photography by Matt Crockett of its 2023/5 tour cast, led by Laura Pick (Elphaba) and Sarah O’Connor (Glinda).
The spectacular, critically acclaimed touring production begins in 20 days at the Edinburgh Playhouse and then continues to Bristol Hippodrome; Birmingham Hippodrome; Bradford Alhambra Theatre; Southampton Mayflower Theatre; Liverpool Empire; Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre; Sunderland Empire; Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre; and Manchester Palace Theatre.
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The Wicked Tour stars Laura Pick (Elphaba), Sarah O’Connor (Glinda), Carl Man (Fiyero), Donna Berlin (Madame Morrible), Simeon Truby (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Jed Berry/Daniel Hope* (Boq), Megan Gardiner (Nessarose), Casey Al-Shaqsy (Standby for Elphaba), Thomas Charles, Julie Cloke, Charlotte Coggin, Freddie Conway, Áine Curran, Jade Davies, Kamau Davis, Russell Dickson, Maddison Firth, Lydia Gerrard, James Gower-Smith, Shoko Ito, Holly Lawrence, Nick Len, Stephanie Lindo, Will Lucas, Will Luckett, Rozz Mbwembwe, Georgia McElwee, Conor O’Hara, Shereen Osman, Stuart Rouse, Christina Shand, Adam Stickler, and Frazer Woolcott.
*Injury cover for Jed Berry.
It takes over 100 people on-stage and behind the scenes to deliver each performance of this award-winning touring production. Featuring all the celebrated spectacle, magic, technical wizardry, and more than 350 stunning costumes, this production has been acclaimed, in a five-star review, as “the full West End experience, par excellence. In taking Wicked on tour, the producers and craftspeople involved have jetted no single speck of splendour or scale” (Hereford Times).
The West End and Broadway musical phenomenon, that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, continues an open-ended run at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre where it is now in its 18th year.
Tickets are currently on sale to Sunday 15 December 2024.
Winner of more than 100 global awards, Wicked has now been seen by 65 million people worldwide and recently celebrated the 20th Anniversary of its Broadway premiere. The two-part Universal Pictures film version of Wicked will be released in November 2024 and November 2025.
Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s celebrated musical, based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum's beloved characters from ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, revealing the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming ‘Glinda The Good’ and the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’.
Wicked features songs by multi-Oscar and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (‘Godspell’, ‘Pippin’, ‘The Prince of Egypt’, Disney’s ‘Pocahontas’, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and ‘Enchanted’). It is based on the multimillion-copy best-selling novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire and written by Emmy and Tony Award nominee Winnie Holzman (creator of the landmark American television series ‘My So-Called Life’). Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento with direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.
Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK & Ireland) Michael McCabe.
Tour Venues + Dates
Edinburgh Playhouse (Thursday 7 December 2023 to Sunday 14 January 2024); Bristol Hippodrome (Tuesday 23 January 2024 to Sunday 25 February 2024); Birmingham Hippodrome (Tuesday 5 March 2024 to Sunday 7 April 2024); Bradford Alhambra Theatre (Tuesday 16 April 2024 to Sunday 19 May 2024); Southampton Mayflower Theatre (Thursday 23 May 2024 to Sunday 16 June 2024); Liverpool Empire (Thursday 20 June 2024 to Sunday 14 July 2024); Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Tuesday 23 July 2024 to Sunday 15 September 2024); Sunderland Empire (Tuesday 24 September 2024 to Sunday 20 October 2024); Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre (Thursday 24 October 2024 to Saturday 23 November 2024); and Manchester Palace Theatre (Tuesday 3 December 2024 to Sunday 12 January 2025).
A "global sensation" (Independent), Wicked has already been seen by 65 million people around the world. Winner of more than 100 global awards, Joe Mantello's production has already been performed in over 130 cities in 16 countries (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, The Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, China, and Switzerland) and has also been translated into six languages.
The Tony Award-winning original Broadway production premiered on 30 October 2003 (with previews from 8 October 2003) and has now played more than 7,500 performances at the Gershwin Theatre. Now in its 20th Anniversary year and already the 4th longest-running production in Broadway history, the multi-record-breaking show has been acclaimed as "a complete triumph that makes you laugh, cry and think" (USA Today); "a magical Broadway musical with brains, heart and courage" (Time Magazine); "the defining musical of the decade" (The New York Times); and “a cultural phenomenon” (Variety).
Wicked premiered in the West End on 27 September 2006 (with previews from 7 September 2006) and has now played more than 6,500 performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Now in its 18th year and already the 11th longest-running production in West End history, the multi-award-winning show has been acclaimed as "a devilishly clever spin on The Wizard of Oz" (The Daily Telegraph); "one of the West End's true modern classics" (Metro); "the biggest thing in musicals since The Phantom of the Opera opened" (The Times), and “one of the biggest hits of our age” (The Observer).
When Dorothy famously triumphed over the Wicked Witch, we only ever heard one side of the story. Gregory Maguire's "outstanding novel" (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. "One of the most influential children's stories of all time" (The Times), it was to be the first in an eventual series of fourteen Oz tales written by Baum (with many more by other writers) and subsequently also the inspiration for multiple successful adaptations, most famously the 1939 Hollywood musical version, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, starring Judy Garland.
Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women 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. Enter a world rich with imagination and allegory and discover the unforgettable origin story of the Witches of Oz…
Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and is based on the novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire. It is directed by Joe Mantello, with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. Scenic design is by Eugene Lee, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting by Kenneth Posner, sound by Tony Meola, projection designs by Elaine J. McCarthy and Hair and Wig designs by Tom Watson. Music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire and Stephen Oremus, with dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott, orchestrations by William David Brohn, and musical supervision by Stephen Oremus.
Age recommendation 7+.
Latecomers cannot be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.
The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any artist, which is always subject to illness, injury, and statutory leave entitlement.
Please note that loud noises, flashing lights, smoke effects, and strobe lighting feature in the production.
The Grammy Award-winning, Platinum-certified Original Broadway Cast Recording on Decca Broadway.
‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire is published in the UK by Headline Publishing Group and recommended for readers aged 16+