Wicked set to fly into BirminghamDate: 4 March 2013
Wicked, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will continue its major UK and Ireland tour, opening at Birmingham Hippodrome in July 2014.
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.
The strictly limited 9-week season will run from Wednesday 9 July until Saturday 6 September 2014, as part of the Whatsonstage.com Award-winning musical’s major UK and Ireland Tour.
Recently acclaimed as “one of the most popular West End musicals ever" by the London Evening Standard, the record-breaking London production continues its open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre where tickets are currently on sale until 26 April 2014.
Wicked has already been seen by over 36 million people around the world and has 6 productions running concurrently. The original Broadway production is now in its 10th Anniversary year with the West End production now in its 7th year at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is already the 16th longest-running West End musical of all time.
Wicked 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 nominee Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the acclaimed novel, ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, by Gregory Maguire.
Tickets for Wicked at the Birmingham Hippodrome will go on sale June 10.