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WICKED Makes West End History With Highest Weekly Gross

WICKED, the long-running hit musical, made West End Theatre history last week with the highest ever recorded weekly gross. For week-ending 30 October 2010, the "hugely popular musical" (The Times) earned an extraordinary £923,612 at the Box Office. Over 20,000 people attended 9 performances of the musical at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre.

WICKED has now played over 1700 performances and grossed in excess of £115 million at the UK Box Office since its West End premiere in 2006. Now in its 5th year, over 3 million theatregoers have already seen the multi award-winning show.

WICKED stars Rachel Tucker (Elphaba) and Louise Dearman (Glinda) have both extended their contracts and will now continue in their acclaimed roles until 10 December 2011. Also continuing in their roles are Julie Legrand (Madame Morrible), Clive Carter (The Wizard), Julian Forsyth (Dr Dillamond) and Nikki Davis-Jones (Standby Elphaba).

Lee Mead (Fiyero), Cassandra Compton (Nessarose), George Ure (Boq) and original London cast member Sarah Earnshaw (Standby Glinda) will all depart on 5 February 2011.

Winner of 35 major awards, including the Laurence Olivier Award for ‘Most Popular Show' and the Whatsonstage.com Award for 'Best West End Show', WICKED tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz.
Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG

Official UK website: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk
Find out about the WICKED Young Writers' Award at www.WickedYoungWriters.com

WICKED proudly supports the Anti-Bullying Alliance and The Woodland Trust.

LISTINGS INFORMATION
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'.

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

NOW BOOKING TO 29 OCTOBER 2011
Online booking and information: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk
Box Office and 24 Hour Credit Card Bookings:

Ticketmaster 0844 826 8000 / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

(up to £2.50 per ticket service charge and £2.75 processing fee per transaction).

No booking fee or processing charges for tickets booked in person at the Box Office.

Group Sales (10 tickets or more): Ticketmaster 0844 844 2121

Performance Times:

Monday-Saturday 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Extra shows added - tickets now on sale:

Christmas matinees: 20, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 31 December 2010, all at 2.30pm.

Half-term holidays: 24 February, 27 October 2011, all at 2.30pm.


Ticket prices:
Monday - Friday and Wednesday & Saturday Matinees:
£15.00, £22.50, £27.50, £32.50, £42.50, £52.50 and £62.50
Saturday Evenings:*
£15.00, £22.50, £27.50, £32.50, £42.50, £52.50 and £65.00
*Also all performances w/c 27 December 2010.
Day Seats: £27.50 - twenty-four front row Stalls released daily at 10.00am at the Box Office.
Students: Best available seats £27.50 from 10.00am at Monday-Friday 7.30pm and Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm at the Box Office with student ID. Subject to availability. One ticket per ID.

Standby Concessions: Best available seats £27.50 from 6pm at Monday-Friday 7.30pm performances and from 12 noon at Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm performances at the Box Office for Senior Citizens, Jobseekers, Equity, BECTU and MU members and registered disabled. Subject to availability. One ticket per ID.
Gregory Maguire's Wicked is published in the UK by Headline Review

GRAMMY® award-winning Original Broadway Cast recording on Decca Broadway

 




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