The Witches of Oz story told.
The award-winning musical phenomenon and 8th longest-running show currently playing West End tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz!
Acclaimed as “a wicked and wonderful vision of Oz”, “a magical story of friendship, love and growing up” and “pure magic” is an multi award‐winning London production, Wicked. Around the world, Wicked has now been seen by over 50 million people in 14 countries, and has won over 100 major awards.
"A remarkable kaleidoscope of magical shocks, surprises and sensations - Wicked works like a dream."
"It is magnificent to see a musical that manages to be both populist and intelligent at the same time."
The Sunday Telegraph
"Wicked is amazing. Absolutely amazing."
Based on the best‐selling 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 ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked has music and lyrics by multi Grammy® and Academy® Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell; Disney’s Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and is based on the novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire and adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Tony® Award-winner Wayne Cilento and the production is directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Joe Mantello.
Already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history, the London production premiere on 27 September 2006 (with previews from 7 September) and has already played over 4000 performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Wicked has been hailed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” (Daily Mail); “one of the biggest hits of our age” (The Observer); and “one of the most popular West End musicals ever” (London Evening Standard). Wicked is the winner of the Olivier Audience Award (twice); the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Night Out; a Visit London Gold Award; and nine WhatsOnStage Awards including Best West End Show (twice) and Best Musical. Most recently, Wicked has been named as London’s No.1 Long‐Running Show by BritishTheatre.com, among others.
The multi record-breaking original Broadway production remains "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" (The New York Times) after 12 years and over 5000 performances at the Gershwin theatre, where it premiered on 30 October 2003. Now the 10th longest running show in Broadway history, Wicked has been seen by over 9 million people on Broadway alone and an additional 23 million people across North America. In addition, Wicked has been performed in well over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world, in Canada, Ireland, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Mexico and Brazil, just to name a few.
Book now for the show Entertainment Weekly has named 'The Best Musical of the Decade'.