WICKED Announces 2018/19 Christmas Performance Schedule

WICKED Announces 2018/19 Christmas Performance ScheduleWICKED, the "spellbinding smash hit" (Time Out London) that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce its 2018/19 Christmas performance schedule, with extra matinee shows added on Monday 24 December 2018, Thursday 27 December 2018, Friday 28 December 2018, Sunday 30 December 2018 and Thursday 3 January 2019, all at 2:30pm.

The full schedule is as follows:

2018:

Saturday 22 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 23 December No performance

Monday 24 December 2.30pm

Tuesday 25 December No performance

Wednesday 26 December 7.30pm

Thursday 27 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Friday 28 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Saturday 29 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 30 December 2.30pm

Monday 31 December No performance

2019:

Tuesday 1 January 7.30pm

Wednesday 2 January 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Thursday 3 January 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Friday 4 January 7.30pm

Saturday 5 January 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Acclaimed as "a thrilling theatrical experience with brains, heart and courage" (Metro) and "one of the most popular West End musicals ever" (Evening Standard), Wicked is already the 15th longest running show in West End theatre history and has now been seen by almost 9 million people in London alone. Around the world, "the gravity-defying Wizard of Oz prequel" (Time Out London) has won over 100 major awards, including ten theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning 'Best West End Show' on three occasions) and two Olivier Audience Awards in the UK.

WICKED is also presently on a year-long tour of the UK & Ireland and is currently playing a sold-out engagement at the Birmingham Hippodrome until 29 April 2018. The tour will subsequently visit Edinburgh, Leeds, Dublin, Sunderland, Southampton, Cardiff and, for Christmas 2018/19, a final return to the Palace Theatre in Manchester (where the acclaimed tour originally premiered in September 2013 and will conclude on 5 January 2019).

Based on the acclaimed, 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 will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

WICKED currently stars Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie & Maria Coyne* (Standby for Glinda).

Cast subject to change from 23 July 2018. *Maternity cover

WICKED has music and lyrics by multi Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell and Disney's Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted and, for DreamWorks, The Prince of Egypt) and is based on the best-selling novel 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West' by Gregory Maguire and adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life). Music arrangements are by Tony Award-winners Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton) and Stephen Oremus (Disney's Frozen). Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento and the production is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.

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

Through its FOR GOOD programme and other charitable endeavours, Wicked is proud to support the remarkable work of the following UK charities: Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSH Charity), the National Literacy Trust and the Woodland Trust. Further information can be found at www.WickedForGood.co.uk

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