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Wicked extends in the West End to 2020

The show will continue at the Apollo Victoria Theatre

Alice Fearn in Wicked
© Matt Crockett

Wicked will continue defying gravity into 2020, it has been announced.

The show has released almost 500,000 new tickets for its run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, and will now be booking until 23 May 2020.

Wicked had its UK premiere in London in September 2006, winning four WhatsOnStage Awards that year before going on to win Best West End show on a number of occasions since. It is now the 9th longest running musical in West End history.

The show currently stars Alice Fearn and Sophie Evans as Elphaba and Glinda, alongside David Witts as Fiyero, Rosa O'Reilly as Nessarose and Chris Jarman as Doctor Dillamond.

Any new casting for the show will begin performances on 22 July 2019.

Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, which re-imagines the stories and characters created by L Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the untold story of an unlikely friendship between Glinda The Good and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. It has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, and features the songs "Defying Gravity", "Popular" and "The Wizard and I".

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