West End's WICKED Welcomes 6 Millionth Theatregoer
WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, welcomed its 6 millionth theatregoer to London's Apollo Victoria Theatre last night, Thursday 24 July. Owen Thomas attended the performance with Stephanie Willingham, both from Bury St. Edmonds, and enjoyed a backstage visit with the cast after the show.
Two extra shows have been added this summer, on Thursday 21 August and Thursday 28 August at 2.30pm. For general best availability, choose Tuesday and Wednesday performances.
Recently acclaimed as "one of the country's strongest and most enduringly popular shows" (Harper's Bazaar, June 2014), the London production of the global musical phenomenon is now the 10th longest running show in the West End.
While continuing its open-ended London run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, the spectacular UK tour of Wicked is playing until the summer of 2015. "This thrillingly entertaining show" (Manchester Evening News) has broken countless Box Office records and already received multiple five star reviews across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
Around the world, Wicked has already been seen by 42 million people in 13 countries and won 100 international awards. The original Broadway production remains "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" (The New York Times) after more than a decade at the Gershwin Theatre.
Based on the international best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagined 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 will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the novel, ?Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West?, by Gregory Maguire.