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WICKED Plays 3,000th Performance at Apollo Victoria Theatre Today

WICKED Plays 3,000th Performance at Apollo Victoria Theatre Today

WICKED, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will play its landmark 3000th performance at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre today (16 November 2013) at 2.30pm.

Now in its 8th year, Wicked surpassed the run of the original production of EVITA on Wednesday 22 August 2013 to become the 15th longest-running West End musical of the all time*. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary musical, directed

by Harold Prince, closed at the Prince Edward Theatre in 1986 having played 2900* performances. *Information verified by the Society of London Theatre.

From Monday (18 November 2013), Wicked will star: Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible), Sam Kelly (The Wizard), Paul Clarkson (Doctor Dillamond); Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby Glinda).

UK Executive Producer Michael McCabe said: "This is a fantastic milestone for the London production of Wicked. We are incredibly grateful to all those who have supported and championed the show since 2006 and thank everyone at the Apollo Victoria Theatre for all their exceptional work and dedication in delivering 3000 absolutely superb performances".

Acclaimed as "a magical mystery tour through the fantasy land of Oz" (London Evening Standard), Wicked has added 5 additional Christmas matinees on 23, 27, 29, 31 December 2013 and 2 January 2014, all at 2.30pm. Tickets are now on sale.

Wicked has music and lyrics by Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the best-selling novel, 'Wicked - The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West', by Gregory Maguire.

Wicked is produced by: Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK): Michael McCabe.

Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG

1 minute from London Victoria Mainline and Underground Stations. Official UK & Ireland website: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk

Wicked spearheads and supports a range of good causes born out of the themes of the award-winning musical. Discover more at: www.WickedForGood.co.uk

UK National Press Contacts: Jo Allan and Hannah Clapham for Jo Allan PR TEL: +44 (0) 20 7520 9392 EMAIL: jo@joallanpr.com, hannah@joallanpr.com

NOW BOOKING TO SATURDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2014

Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG
The theatre is 1 minute from London Victoria Mainline and Underground Stations


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