Wicked release new image of Elphaba and Glinda to celebrate 5000th performance

Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s musical is the 14th longest-running West End show

The cast of Wicked
The cast of Wicked
(© WLPL by Matt Crockett)

The West End production of Wicked will mark its 5000th performance this evening.

To celebrate, the show has released a brand new picture of Sophie Evans and Alice Fearn as the musical's much-loved witches, Glinda and Elphaba.

Sophie Evans as Glinda and Alice Fearn as Elphaba
Sophie Evans as Glinda and Alice Fearn as Elphaba
(© WLPL by Darren Bell)

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".

The show is the 14th longest-running show in the West End ever, and the seventh longest-running show currently playing in the West End. It is currently booking at the Apollo Victoria until 25 May 2019.

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