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WICKED to Open at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin, Nov 2013


WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will make its Irish premiere at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin in November 2013. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10 a.m.

The strictly limited 8-week season will run from Wednesday 27 November 2013 until Saturday 18 January 2014.

The London production continues its record-breaking, open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre where tickets are currently on sale until 2 November 2013.

Wicked has already been seen by over 36 million people around the world and has 7 productions running concurrently. The original Broadway production remains "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" (The New York Times) as it enters its 10th Anniversary year. The West End production is now in its 7th year at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it has been seen by almost 5 million people.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that 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 girls who first meet as 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 multi GRAMMY and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and is directed by two-time Tony Award winner and Olivier nominee 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 Pictures Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK & Ireland): Michael McCabe.

Official UK & Ireland Tour website: www.WickedTour.co.uk.

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is located at the Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2. Book tickets in person at the box office (no booking fee) or by telephone: 0818 719 377, or online at www.bordgaisenergy.ie.

Groups (10+) go on sale from Wednesday 16 January 2013. Groups: 01 677 7770 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-6pm). Access line: 01 677 7770.

Performance times: Tuesday-Saturday 7.30pm, Matinees Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 2.30pm. Extra performances: 28 November, 12, 23, 27 December 2013, 2 & 9 January 2014 at 2.30pm 23, 29 & 30 December 2013, 5 January 2014 at 7.30pm. No performances 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec 2013 & 1 Jan 2014.

Ticket prices: Monday-Thursday Evenings: €60, €55, €45, €35 Midweek Matinees: €50, €45, €40, €35, €30, €25 Friday-Sunday: €65, €60, €55, €40. Senior Citizens save €5 per ticket Valid on top three prices for Wed/Thurs matinees, Wed evenings & Mon 30 Dec Dates, times, prices and fees subject to change without notice.

Discounts are strictly subject to availability and may be withdrawn without any prior notice. Only one discount applies at any one time. No discounts on Premium seats. All sales are final. Additional blackout days and other restrictions may apply. No exchanges or refunds.

The musical runs approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes (including an interval) and is recommended for children aged 7+. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted into the theatre. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Gregory Maguire's 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West' is published by Headline. The book is recommended for readers aged 16+ The GRAMMY award-winning Original Broadway Cast recording on Decca Broadway.

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