Wicked, 2022

Wicked Tickets

Apollo Victoria Theatre, London

Experience the unforgettable, award-winning musical Wicked in London

Acclaimed as one of the West End’s ‘true modern classics’ (Metro), Wicked is currently in its 16th year at the Apollo Victoria Theatre where the ‘hugely popular show’ (The Times) has welcomed over 10 million theatregoers. 

Around the world, Wicked has won over 100 major awards, including three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and ten theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning ‘Best West End Show’ on three separate occasions),

Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined the stories and characters 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 ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Wicked is booking until 25 November 2023 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre London.

What's the story of Wicked?

Wicked tells the untold story of an unlikely friendship between the blonde and popular witch Glinda and a misunderstood green witch named Elphaba.

Following an encounter with The Wizard, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.

Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Who is in the cast of Wicked?

The cast of the London production of Wicked is led by: Lucie Jones (Elphaba) Helen Woolf (Glinda), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond),Nicholas McLean (Boq), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose) and Mark Curry (The Wizard),Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba) and Charli Baptie (Standby for Glinda).

From 7 March 2023 the cast will feature:

Alexia Khadime as ‘Elphaba’ and Lucy St. Louis as ‘Glinda’, with Caitlin Anderson as ‘Nessarose’, and Joe Thompson-Oubari as ‘Boq’.

Other cast include Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Mark Curry (The Wizard), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Lisa-Anne Wood (Standby for Glinda), Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Conor Ashman, Jessica Aubrey, Joshua Clemetson, Fergus Dale, Effie Rae Dyson, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Ross Harmon, Kate Leiper, Nick Len, Jemima Loddy, Joshua Lovell, PaddyJoe Martin, Millie Mayhew, Harry Mills, Daniel Parrott, Aiesha Naomi Pease, Jeanie Ryan, Natalie Spriggs, James Titchener, Micaela Todd, Christine Tucker, Jaydon Vijn and Taela Yeomans-Brown.

Who are the creative team of Wicked?

Wicked has music and lyrics by Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman and direction by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello.


Reviews of Wicked

★★★★★ “A brilliant production” - Sunday Telegraph
“A devilishly clever spin on the Wizard of Oz” -The Telegraph
"One of the most popular West End musicals ever" - Evening Standard
"One of the best musicals I’ve seen and a great escape from reality. Even if musicals aren’t your thing, see it. You won’t be disappointed - it’s magic!"- Sunday Mirror
"Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense" - Time Out
"Enlightening, hilarious, heartbreaking and suitably magical... rush to see Wicked" - Harper's Bazaar
★★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Age restrictions
Recommended for ages 7+ (children under 4 not admitted)
Running time
2 hours 45 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates
Booking to 25 November 2023
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Important Notes

Important: Show contains some mature themes. The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays. Seating: Circle row A Restricted View warning - Balcony wall (row A). It is recommended that these seats are for customers who are 5’8” (173cm) or taller but are suitable for most adults.


Venue Information

Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LL
Nearest Tube or Train: Victoria (Victoria line, District line, Circle line)
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Wicked announces new UK & Ireland tour
Smash-hit West End and Broadway musical Wicked has announced a brand new UK and Ireland tour. The show will visit 10 cities including Edinburgh, Dublin and Birmingham from 7 December 2023 to 12 January 2025. The acclaimed show continues to wow audiences at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London and is now in its 17th year having recently celebrated its 16th birthday in London. The show also recently announced a new cast for 2023, including Alexia Khadime and Lucy St. Louis . Wicked is one of the most successful musicals of all time, and the tour will open at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 7 December 2023, visiting Bristol, Birmingham, Bradford, Southampton, Liverpool, Dublin, Sunderland, Cardiff and Manchester, where it will conclude at the Palace Theatre for Christmas 2024/5. The tour will have a huge cast, orchestra, company and crew of 82 people, plus an additional 20 people employed in each city. Michael McCabe, Executive Producer (UK & Ireland) of Wicked, said: “We’re delighted to be embarking on this third tour of the UK & Ireland and taking Wicked back to 10 incredible theatres in England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland where sold-out audiences previously greeted us so ecstatically. We’re excited to have this opportunity to share once again the spectacle, magic and emotion that has created unforgettable memories for audiences everywhere.” Book tickets to Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London Watch the tour video Wicked - UK & Ireland Tour EDINBURGH Playhouse, Thursday 7 December 2023 - Sunday 14 January 2024BRISTOL Hippodrome, Tuesday 23 January 2024 - Sunday 25 February 2024BIRMINGHAM Hippodrome, Tuesday 5 March 2024 – Sunday 7 April 2024BRADFORD Alhambra, Tuesday 16 April 2024 – Sunday 19 May 2024SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower, Thursday 23 May 2024 – Sunday 16 June 2024LIVERPOOL Empire, Thursday 20 June 2024 – Sunday 14 July 2024DUBLIN Bord Gais Theatre, Tuesday 23 July 2024 – Sunday 15 September 2024SUNDERLAND Empire, Tuesday 24 September 2024 – Sunday 20 October 2024CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre, Thursday 24 October 2024 – Saturday 23 November 2024MANCHESTER Palace Theatre, Tuesday 3 December 2024 – Sunday 12 January 2025
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Wicked announces new cast including Alexia Khadime & Lucy St. Louis
Smash-hit West End show Wicked has announced its new cast for 2023. The new London cast will start at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on Tuesday 7 March 2023. Wicked is set to star Alexia Khadime, who returns in the part of ‘Elphaba’, and The Phantom of the Opera star Lucy St. Louis is moving across town to play ‘Glinda’. Caitlin Anderson will make her West End debut as ‘Nessarose’, and current ensemble cast member Joe Thompson-Oubari will take over the role of ‘Boq’. The full new cast is Alexia Khadime (Elphaba), Lucy St. Louis (Glinda), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Mark Curry (The Wizard), Caitlin Anderson (Nessarose), Joe Thompson-Oubari (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Lisa-Anne Wood (Standby for Glinda), Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Conor Ashman, Jessica Aubrey, Joshua Clemetson, Fergus Dale, Effie Rae Dyson, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Ross Harmon, Kate Leiper, Nick Len, Jemima Loddy, Joshua Lovell, PaddyJoe Martin, Millie Mayhew, Harry Mills, Daniel Parrott, Aiesha Naomi Pease, Jeanie Ryan, Natalie Spriggs, James Titchener, Micaela Todd, Christine Tucker, Jaydon Vijn and Taela Yeomans-Brown. Current cast members play their final performance on Sunday 5 March 2023. That includes Lucie Jones (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Michael Colbourne, Nolan Edwards, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Lucie Horsfall, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Jasmine Leung, Maggie Lynne, Rhidian Marc, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Lewis Newton, and Samantha Thomas. Wicked recently celebrated its 16th birthday in London, and is now in its 17th year at the Apollo Victoria, making it the 9th longest running musical in West End theatre history. The show recently welcomed its 11 millionth visitor to the Apollo Victoria. In July 2022, it also celebrated its 6,000 performance in the West End.  Alexia Khadime (Elphaba) first played ‘Elphaba’ to critical acclaim in 2008 and subsequently returned to the role for a second engagement in 2009/10. Alexia’s many other leading West End roles have included ‘Nala’ in Disney’s The Lion King; ‘Éponine’ in Les Misérables; ‘Nabulungi’ in The Book of Mormon; and, most recently, ‘Miriam’ in The Prince of Egypt. At the National Theatre, she played ‘Harmonia’ in Welcome To Thebes, directed by Richard Eyre. Her many TV appearances include Comin' Atcha! (CITV); Nick Payne’s Wanderlust (BBC); Splatalot (CBBC) with Dick & Dom; ‘Ellie’ in The Queen’s Nose (CBBC) and Grange Hill. She appeared in the films Rocketman; Les Misérables and London Road. Lucy St. Louis (Glinda) is currently starring as ‘Christine Daaé’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London. She previously starred as ‘Diana Ross’ in Motown The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre and as ‘Antonia’ in Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum. Lucy’s many other London theatre credits include her West End debut in Ragtime (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre); and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre) Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and reveals the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked has music and lyrics by multi-Oscar and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, whose previous credits include Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted and its Disney+ sequel Disenchanted. The show is based on the multi-million copy best-selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and written by Emmy and Tony Award nominee Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento with direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello. Book tickets to WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London
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Wicked celebrates 16th birthday at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, extends to November 2023
Smash-hit West End musical Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London is celebrating its 16th birthday. The impressive milestone happens tonight, 27 September 2022. The show has also announced an impressive 34th booking extension, and is now booking to 26 November 2023. That means half-a-million new tickets have now gone on sale for the hit musical. The London production of Wicked opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on 27 September 2006, making it the 9th longest running musical in West End theatre history. The show recently welcomed its 11 millionth visitor to the Apollo Victoria. In July 2022, it also celebrated its 6,000 performance in the West End. Wicked is closing in on Chicago, which finished up in the West End with 6,187 performances. Wicked is getting close to 6,100 - and projected to hit 6,188 by the end of the year, making it the 8th longest-running musical ever! Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and reveals the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked currently stars Lucie Jones (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Gary Wilmot (The Wizard, until 16 October 2002), Mark Curry (The Wizard, from 18 October 2022), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Lisa-Anne Wood (Standby for Glinda), Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Michael Colbourne, Fergus Dale, Nolan Edwards, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Lucie Horsfall, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung, Maggie Lynne, Rhidian Marc, PaddyJoe Martin, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Harry Mills, Lewis Newton, Natalie Spriggs, Samantha Thomas, Joe Thompson-Oubari and James Titchener. Wicked boasts music and lyrics by multi-Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted and its new Disney+ sequel Disenchanted). It is based on the bestselling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and written by Emmy and Tony Award nominee Winnie Holzman (creator of the landmark American television series My So-Called Life). Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento with direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello. Book tickets to Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London
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Mark Curry returns to ‘The Wizard’ in Wicked
Mark Curry, actor, broadcaster and former Blue Peter presenter, will join the London cast of Wicked from 18 October 2022. Curry will play the role of 'The Wizard' having previously played the part in the 10th Anniversary London cast in 2016 / 2017. Mark Curry commented: “I’m thrilled to be returning to Oz after 5 years away and to have this opportunity to play The Wizard again in the incredible Wicked. I look forward to joining this brilliant cast and working again with the fantastic creative team and producers.” Curry takes over the role from Gary Wilmot who play his final performance on Sunday 16 October 2022. The landmark production recently welcomed its 11-millionth visitor to the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London and is now the 7th longest-running show in West End history based on shows that are currently playing in London. The current Wicked cast includes Lucie Jones (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Gary Wilmot* (The Wizard), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Lisa-Anne Wood (Standby for Glinda), Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Michael Colbourne, Fergus Dale, Nolan Edwards, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Lucie Horsfall, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung, Maggie Lynne, Rhidian Marc, PaddyJoe Martin, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Harry Mills, Lewis Newton, Natalie Spriggs, Samantha Thomas, Joe Thompson-Oubari and James Titchener. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a Wizard of Oz backstory centred on two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked has music and lyrics by multi-Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted and its forthcoming sequel Disenchanted), is written by Emmy and Tony Award nominee Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life), with musical staging by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento, and direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello. Book tickets to WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London.
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Wicked The Movies starring Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande, Jonathan Bailey, Jeff Goldblum – What we know so far
Finally, finally, finally. Wicked The Movie is coming! Well, Wicked The Movies! It has been, literally, years in the making (the Wicked stage musical is 20 years old next year!) but the Wicked movies are finally going to be with us by the end of the year after next, and the year after that! 2024 and 2025. It's still a wait, but we have got it in us. Here's our updated look at what we know so far about the Wicked movies - Parts I and II. Also don't forget live is always better! - so book tickets to Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London. Wicked movies - Release dates Wicked Part I will be released in the US on 25 December 2024, and they have announced Turkey (!) for 27 December 2024. No news on UK dates but we are expecting Christmas 2024; and no news on exact Part II dates, although it will be the Christmas holidays / December 2025. Where are the Wicked movies filming? The movies are going to film in the UK. They will film at the brand new Sky Studios Elstree in Hertfordshire, just outside London. Sky Studios Elstree houses 13 sound stages across 27.5 acres. Who's in the cast of the Wicked movies? So far, casting announcements have been limited, but we know who the two main roles are going to! Cynthia Erivo will play Elphaba and Ariana Grande is playing Glinda. Here's the moment that the director, Jon M. Chu, told Cynthia and Ariana they had got the parts! https://www.instagram.com/p/CV4DUxaJ0Yq/ Also Jonathan Bailey will play Fiyero. Jonathan recently starred in the play Cock on the London stage, and is not averse to a musical given his Olivier Award winning run in Sondheim's Company in London, plus he has screen sex-appeal aplenty courtesy of his starring role in Netflix's Bridgerton. There have been lots of rumours as to who will play Fiyero, notably Harry Styles has been mentioned a lot in terms of the part. Also Broadway actors including Aaron Tveit (Moulin Rogue), Darren Criss (Glee) , Jordan Fisher (Rent: Live, Dear Evan Hansen) or the producer's son Ben Platt (The Politician)... Marc Platt also produced Dear Evan Hansen - stage show and movie). The Wizard will be played by Hollywood star Jeff Goldblum. Wicked movies - Director and Writers The Wicked movie is directed by Jon M. Chu, who is best known for Crazy Rich Asians and In The Heights. The writers are obviously Stephen Schwarz, given that songs are from musical; plus the original source material - Gregory Maguire's novel "Wicked: Life & Times of the Wicked Witch of the West". And Winnie Holzman's book for the show, plus Stephen and Winnie are also adapting the stage show and writing the screenplay for the movie. Why are the Wicked movies in two parts? In April 2022 the director of the movies Jon M. Chu posted this special Wicked update on Twitter about making it two movies. He said,  “with more space, we can tell the story of ‘Wicked’ as it was meant to be told while bringing even more depth and surprise to the journeys for these beloved characters.” Who is producing the Wicked movies? Producers are Marc Platt through his Marc Platt Productions (Marc - father of Ben Platt - produced the stage show; plus Universal Pictures , who are distributing. On the Universal side will be Universal's senior executive vice president of production Erik Baiers, and vice president of production development Lexi Barta. Also Brian Popkin is line producer and David Stone is also credited as producer. There will be about 5,000 other executive producer credits to come. Who are the crew of the Wicked movies? This may change considerably, and is not the full crew (who will run to thousands of names), but IMDB is currently listing the following people: Cinematography is by Alice Brooks; Production Design by Nathan Crowley; Stage choreographer is Wayne Cilento; Art Direction by Artie Contreras, Kevin Gilbert, Sarah Ginn, Nathan Krochmal and Sally Ledger; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Make up and Hair supervisor Karen Cohen; Production Manager Miranda Marks; in the Art Department are Nicola Bisello (Set Dec Coordinator), Charlotte Charik (construction coordinator), Maggie Ditré (assistant art director), Scot Erb (senior model maker), Lara Genovese (set designer), Deborah Jurvis (Art Department Coordinator), Philip Keller (storyboard artist), Bria Kinter (set designer), Chris Lees (digital set designer), Anita Ley (art department production assistant), Jonathan Opgenhaffen (concept artist), Chris Peters (hod metalworker), Michael Pybus (assistant art director), Pollyanna Seath (supervising construction coordinator), Dean Sherriff (concept designer), Robert Shillibeer (carpenter), Talia Spencer (concept illustrator), Julie Vash (set designer) and Hang Dara Zhao (Assistant Art Director); Production sound mixer is Simon Hayes; in Special Effects are Mark Evans (lead senior technician), Tomasz Podraza (engineer); Head stunt rigger is Daryl Andrews; in Casting are Dana Gaier (casting assistant) and Ryan Bernard Tymensky (casting associate); in the Costume and Wardrobe Department are Jason Castagna (Concept Illustrator), Imogene Chayes (costume concept artist), Maria Endara (senior costume maker), and Darrell Warner (Costume Illustrator); Location Management consists of Marialucia Apicella (assistant location manager), Lisa Latter (location manager), Adam Richards (supervising location manager); and Additional Crew incudes Rachel Benicek (2nd Assistant Accountant), Jon Duncan (Financial Controller), Sean Duncan (Assistant Construction Accountant), Jessica Evans (assistant), Nejel Reyes (Screen Credits) and Carly Schoepflin (Travel Coordinator).
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Antonio Banderas, Stephen Schwartz working on new Picasso musical with Trafalgar Entertainment
Movie star Antonio Banderas and Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz are working together on a brand new musical about Picasso. The Pablo Picasso biographical musical will see Antonio Banderas play the famous Spanish artist, with Gordon Greenberg directing the show. Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Enchanted) will write the songs, and playwright Caridad Svich is doing the book. The collaboration is between Antonio's Malaga based theatre company Teatro del Soho Caixabank, and West End theatre owners and producers Trafalgar Entertainment, who own the Trafalgar Theatre amongst others. Trafalgar is led by former ATG heads Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire. According to press reports, Schwartz, Greenberg, and Svich all travelled to Malaga recently, hometown to Antonio Banderas and Picasso, to do some research. Banderas also appeared in the 2017 Nat Geo film Genius: Picasso about the artist's life. He is also no stranger to musical theatre, including starring alongside Madonna in the movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita. In June it was announced that Banderas has teamed up with Andrew Lloyd Webber to launch musicals, stage plays and live entertainment aimed at Spanish-speaking audiences around the world. Trafalgar Entertainment produces Jersey Boys at their Trafalgar Theatre in London. Other recent productions include the revival of Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre. It is not yet clear if the new Picasso musical will premiere in London.
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Wicked hits 11 millionth visitor in landmark milestone at the Apollo Victoria Theatre
The London production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre has hit a major milestone this week. The 11 millionth theatregoer has attended the show, with Olivia Gosling and her father, Steve, at the matinee performance yesterday, 31 August 2022. They were there to celebrate Olivia’s 15th Birthday. Olivia and Steve were invited on stage at the end of the show to celebrate! The current Wicked cast includes Lucie Jones (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Gary Wilmot* (The Wizard), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Lisa-Anne Wood (Standby for Glinda), Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Michael Colbourne, Fergus Dale, Nolan Edwards, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Lucie Horsfall, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung, Maggie Lynne, Rhidian Marc, PaddyJoe Martin, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Harry Mills, Lewis Newton, Natalie Spriggs, Samantha Thomas, Joe Thompson-Oubari and James Titchener. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a Wizard of Oz backstory centred on two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked has music and lyrics by multi-Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted and its forthcoming sequel Disenchanted), is written by Emmy and Tony Award nominee Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life), with musical staging by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento, and direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello. Wicked has won over 100 major awards, including three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy Award and ten theatregoer voted WhatsOnStage Awards (including three for ‘Best West End Show’). Wicked is also the 7th longest-running show in West End history based on shows that are currently playing in London. Book tickets to WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London.
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Wicked celebrates 6000th performance in London
London's West End production of Wicked marked another spectacular milestone last night as it played its 6000 performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. “One of the most successful musicals of all time” (BBC News) and already the 9thlongest running West End musical in history, Wicked has now seen by more than 10 million people in London alone (and 60 million worldwide).  The smash-hit musical imagines a beguiling backstory of two unlikely friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.  Executive Producer (UK) Michael McCabe said: “As we reach the incredible milestone of 6000 performances, we take this opportunity to thank the remarkable team across the show, including our acting company, creatives, stage management, automation, lighting, sound, stage, wardrobe, wigs, orchestra, as well as all the management, venue and Box Office staff, whose professionalism and tireless dedication keeps the show running.  And to the more than 10 million people who have now seen Wicked in London, we offer our deepest gratitude.”  Wicked currently stars: Lucie Jones (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Ryan Reid(Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Gary Wilmot (The Wizard), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Lisa-Anne Wood (Standby for Glinda). The cast is complete by Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Grace Chapman*, Michael Colbourne, Fergus Dale, Nolan Edwards, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty,Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Lucie Horsfall, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung, Maggie Lynne, Rhidian Marc, PaddyJoe Martin, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Harry Mills, Lewis Newton, Natalie Spriggs, Samantha Thomas, Joe Thompson-Oubari and James Titchener. Wicked is booking until 28 May 2023 at the Victoria Apollo Theatre, London
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Wicked extends historic run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre into 2023
Wicked, the West End & Broadway hit musical has extended its run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London. Currently the 9th longest running West End musical of all time and the 5th longest West End musical currently playing, the fan favourite musical is now booking at the Apollo Victoria Theatre London until Sunday 28 May 2023. This new booking period extension will see 500,000 additional tickets released for sale. Lucie Jones, most recently seen in the West End & UK tour of Waitress plays Elphaba alongside Helen Woolf as Glinda. They are joined by Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond) and Gary Wilmot (The Wizard).  Amy Webb and Charli Baptie are Standby for Elphaba and Glinda), who all continue in their starring roles. Wicked is currently playing Tuesday-Saturday evening performances @ 7.30pm with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday @ 2.30pm. Four extra Christmas 2022 shows have also been added on Tuesday 20 December,Friday 23 December, Tuesday 27 December and Friday 30 December 2022, all @ 2.30pm.  The smash-hit musical imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.  This year it celebrates its 15th year in London where it has been seen by over 10 million theatre-goers and 60 million worldwide. Wicked has music and lyrics by multi-Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt; Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted) and is based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and written by Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento with direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello. Wicked is booking until 28 May 2023 at the Victoria Apollo Theatre, London.
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First look: New West End cast of Wicked
First look images of the new West End cast of Wicked have been released ahead of their first performances next month. Lucie Jones will take on the role of Elphaba. Lucie first rose to fame as a finalist on ITV’s The X Factor in 2009 and has gone on to star in roles such as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Maureen in RENT, Molly in Ghost as well as representing the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. Most recently, she has headlined the West End and UK tour of Waitress and also appeared as Fantine in Les Misérables: The Staged Concert at the Gielgud Theatre. Lucie Jones in Wicked 2022. (c) Matt Crockett West End trooper Gary Wilmot will play the Wizard. His forty year career includes stellar performances in Anything Goes, The Prince of Egypt, Me and My Girl, Carmen Jones, and legendary performances in pantomime including London Palladium production's of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Dick Whittington, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pantoland. Gary Wilmot as The Wizard. Wicked 2022. (c) Matt Crockett West End favourite Sophie-Louise Dann is set to play Madame Morrible. A two-time Olivier award nominee Dann‘s many theatre credits include Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical The Girls; Bend it Like Beckham; Made in Dagenham; and, most recently, ‘Fergie’ in The Windsors: Endgame. Sophie-Louise has appeared extensively at theatres and concert halls across the UK, including as ‘Madame Thénardier’ in the UK & Ireland Tour of Les Misérables, ‘Mrs. Lovett’ in Sweeney Todd (Mercury Theatre, Colchester) and ‘Widow Corney’ in Oliver! (Grange Park Opera). In Paris, she played ‘Dot’ opposite Julian Ovenden in Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George (Théâtre du Châtelet). Sophie-Louise Dann in Wicked 2022. (c) Matt Crockett Sophie-Louise Dann & Gary Wilmot in Wicked 2022. (c) Matt Crockett Ryan Reid will play Fiyero. Ryan trained at ArtsEd, graduating in 2013. He was in the original London cast of Dreamgirls, directed by Casey Nicholaw, subsequently taking over the leading role of ‘Curtis Taylor, Jr.’. Ryan’s other credits include ‘Marvin’ in Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse; Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights at the King’s Cross Theatre; the original UK Tour of Shrek The Musical and Blues In The Night at the Hackney Empire. Ryan Reid in Wicked 2022. (c) Matt Crockett Ryan Reid & Lucie Jones in Wicked 2022. (c) Matt Crockett They will join Helen Woolf, who returns from maternity leave to continue her acclaimed performance as Glinda, Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba) and Charli Baptie (Standby for Glinda), who all continue in their starring roles. Helen Woolf & Lucie Jones in Wicked 2022. (c) Matt Crockett Currently the 9th longest running West End musical of all time and the 5th longest West End musical currently playing, the fan favourite musical is currently booking at the Apollo Victoria Theatre London through November 2022. Wicked is booking until 27 November 2022 at the Victoria Apollo Theatre, London.
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2022 London cast of Wicked to star Lucie Jones and Gary Wilmot
New casting has been announced for the smash-hit London production of Wicked; the new cast will join the Wicked family from 1 February 2022. Lucie Jones, most recently seen in the West End & UK tour of Waitress will play Elphaba, alongside Ryan Reid(Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible) and Gary Wilmot (The Wizard). They will join Helen Woolf, who returns from maternity leave to continue her acclaimed performance as Glinda, Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba) and Charli Baptie (Standby for Glinda), who all continue in their starring roles. Reid was in the original London cast of Dreamgirls, directed by Casey Nicolaw, subsequently taking over the leading role of ‘Curtis Taylor, Jr.’. Ryan’s other credits include ‘Marvin’ in Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse; Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights at the King’s Cross Theatre; the original UK Tour of Shrek The Musical and Blues In The Night at the Hackney Empire. Two-time Olivier award nominee Sophie-Louise Dann's many theatre credits include Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical The Girls; Bend it Like Beckham; Made in Dagenham; and, most recently, ‘Fergie’ in The Windsors: Endgame. Gary Wilmot's four decade career includes his acclaimed West End debut in 1989 as ‘Bill Snibson’ in Me and My Girl; ‘Joe’ in Simon Callow’s production of Carmen Jones (The Old Vic); and, most recently, ‘Jethro’ in The Prince of Egypt and ‘Elisha Whitney’ in Anything Goes.  He is also, almost as well known for his legendary performances in pantomime at the London Palladium including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Dick Whittington, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pantoland. The complete new London cast from Tuesday 1 February 2022 will be: Lucie Jones(Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Gary Wilmot (The Wizard), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Charli Baptie* (Standby for Glinda), Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Grace Chapman**, Michael Colbourne, Fergus Dale, Nolan Edwards, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Lucie Horsfall, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung, Rhidian Marc,PaddyJoe Martin, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Harry Mills, Lewis Newton, Natalie Spriggs, Samantha Thomas***, Joe Thompson-Oubari and James Titchener. Currently the 9th longest running West End musical of all time and the 5th longest West End musical currently playing, the fan favourite musical is currently booking at the Apollo Victoria Theatre London through November 2022. Laura Pick (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Alistair Brammer (Fiyero), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible) and Andy Hockley (The Wizard) will all play their final performances on Sunday 30 January 2022.   Wicked Executive Producer (UK) Michael McCabe said “We’re thrilled to announce that the new cast of Wicked from 1 February 2022 will be led by the sensational Lucie Jones as Elphaba, West End ‘Dreamgirls’ star Ryan Reid as Fiyero, two-time Olivier Award nominee Sophie-Louise Dann as Madame Morrible and Gary Wilmot - whose prolific 40+ year career has made him one of the UK’s most popular actors and entertainers - as The Wizard. They will join Helen Woolf, who returns from maternity leave to continue her acclaimed performance as Glinda, together with 17 current cast members who continue with us, including Carina Gillespie as Nessarose, Nicholas McLean as Boq, Simeon Truby as Doctor Dillamond, Amy Webb as Standby for Elphaba and Charli Baptie as Standby for Glinda. We are also extremely proud to welcome Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Fergus Dale, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Jasmine Leung, PaddyJoe Martin, Harry Mills, Lewis Newton and Joe Thompson-Oubari to our ensemble.” The West End and Broadway musical imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.  This year it celebrates its 15th year in London and since resuming performance in September has been seen by over 30,000 people. Wicked has music and lyrics by multi-Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt; Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted) and is based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and written by Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento with direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello. Wicked is booking until 27 November 2022 at the Victoria Apollo Theatre, London.
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Broadway star Eden Espinosa to play solo show at Cadogan Hall
Broadway star Eden Espinosa will perform a solo concert at the Cadogan Hall in April 2022. Eden Espinosa is best known for her critically acclaimed performance as ‘Elphaba’ in Wicked on Broadway, in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Inspired by the energy of the new decade and a post-pandemic world, Eden Espinosa presents an evening of music, laid-back dialogue, taking requests and encouraging spontaneous moments and off-the-cuff stories. Audiences can be sure to experience something different. The London bound star is fresh off the Broadway National Touring production of Falsettos in which she played Trina. Her other well known theatre credits include originating the title character in Brooklyn the Musical, Flora in Flora the Red Menace, and Maureen in the closing company of RENT on Broadway. Eden has also performed in the world premiere productions of Rain and The Gardens of Anuncia. Other roles include Eva Peron in Evita, Emma Borden in rock musical Lizzie; Mary Flynn in Merrily We Roll Along; Daniela in Kennedy Center’s In The Heights; and Anita in West Side Story for the BBC PROMS The concert is produced by Fourth Wall Live - who specialise in bringing Broadway artists to the UK., Previous concerts include Broadway and TV regulars Keala Settle, Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess, Kelli O'Hara, Chita Rivera, Laura Michelle Kelly, Megan Hilty, Tituss Burgess, Shoshana Bean, Jeremy Jordan, Matthew Morrison, Erich Bergen, Eden Espinosa, Julia Murney and Cynthia Erivo. EDEN ESPINOSA will be performing a solo concert at the Cadogan Hall on Friday 8 April 2022 at 7.30pm.  Tickets are on general sale.
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London show extensions: Wicked, Witness for the Prosecution, Ocean at the End of the Lane.
London's West End shows are roaring back to life with lots of show extensions and additional performances scheduled over the Christmas period. Wicked, the West End and Broadway hit musical, at the Apollo Theatre in Victoria has released an additional 500,00 new tickets and is now booking for performances until Sunday 29 November 2022. Following its “triumphant return to the London stage” (Independent) on 15 September 2021, Wicked will also play Wednesday matinees at 2.30pm beginning this week (27 October 2021) and has added six extra Christmas shows: Tuesday 21 December 2:30pm, Friday 24 December 2.30pm, Monday 27 December 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Thursday 30 December 2:30pm and Friday 31 December 2.30pm 2021.  Wicked Apollo Theatre London Now in its landmark 16th year, Wicked plays Tuesday-Saturday evening performances at 7.30pm with matinees on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm. The much loved show imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and reveals the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Tickets for Agatha Christies court room drama Witness for the Prosecution are now booking until 25 September 2022 at London's County Hall. The hit production returned to the historic venue in September with a brand-new cast and was met by standing ovations and critical acclaim. The production has captured the imagination of audiences gripped by the case of Leonard Vole, accused of murder in cold blood. Director Lucy Bailey thrillingly places the audience in the thick of the action as Christie’s enthralling tale of justice, passion and betrayal unfolds around them. Witness for the Prosecution Witness for the Prosecution plays Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm and matinees on Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm and Sunday at 3pm.Christmas Schedule: 21 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm, 22 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm, 23 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm, 24 December 2.30pm, 27 December 7.30pm, 28 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm, 29 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm, 30 December 7.30pm, 31 December 2.30pm,  2 January 1.30pm & 6.30pm. Book tickets to Witness for the Prosecution. The West End transfer of The Ocean at the End of the Lane is now booking until 24 April 2022 at the Duke of York's Theatre. Based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman (Stardust, Coraline), the National Theatre's acclaimed production of The Ocean at the End of the Lane began West End performances on 23 October. Adapted by Joel Horwood and directed by Katy Rudd, this spectacular and thrilling adventure is a theatrical tour de force of imagination and storytelling. Tickets for The Ocean at the End of the Lane are now on sale. LtoR: Adam Bailey (Bob Gaudio), Ben Joyce (Frankie Valli), Benjamin Yates (Tommy De Vito) & Karl James Wilson (Nick Massi), credit Darren Bell The London revival of Jersey Boys is now booking at the Trafalgar Theatre until 1 May 2022. The Tony and Olivier award winning musical tells the true life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and features their all their greatest hits including Beggin’, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December, 1963 (Oh What a Night), Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You, Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got), Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back to You, Fallen Angel, Rag Doll and Who Loves You.   Tickets for Jersey Boys are on sale here.
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Wicked celebrates 15 years in London
London’s production of Wicked reaches another milestone this year as it celebrates 15 years at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Currently the 9th longest running West End musical of all time and the 5th longest West End musical currently playing, the smash-hit fan favourite has now been seen by over 10 million people. Wicked tickets are currently booking in London through May 2022. Composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz will attend a celebratory performance this evening with a host of former cast members to mark the occasion. “I'm thrilled to be in London and in the audience at the Apollo Victoria Theatre as Wicked celebrates its 15th anniversary. The amazing emotion and euphoria from the audience on the night the show resumed performances on Broadway made clear to us all the magic that only the shared experience of live theatre can deliver. I am so excited to feel the response from London audiences, especially on this landmark occasion, and I very much hope the show will help drive a revitalized West End.”  said Stephen Schwartz The West End and Broadway musical imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.  Since resuming performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on 15 September 2021 the London production has been seen by over 30,000 people. The cast is currently led by Laura Pick (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Alistair Brammer (Fiyero), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq) and Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond).  Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba) and Charli Baptie  are Standby by Elphaba and Glinda respectively. [ngg src="galleries" ids="731" display="pro_imagebrowser"] Wicked has music and lyrics by multi-Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt; Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted) and is based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and written by Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento with direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello. Wicked tickets are currently on sale for all performances to Sunday 22 May 2022. https://vimeo.com/295772589 WATCH: West End trailer for Wicked. Wicked is booking from 15 September 2021 until 22 May 2022 at the Victoria Apollo Theatre, London.
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West End production of Wicked to open this September
Wicked, the multi-award winning West End and Broadway musical will resume performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London from 15 September 2021. Tickets for the new booking period, which runs through to Sunday 22 May 2022. Wicked tickets will go on sale on Monday 17 May 2021. The iconic musical - seen by over 10 million people in London alone - celebrates its 15th anniversary in its West End home this year. Based on Gregory Maguire’s multi-million-copy bestseller, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West it features music and lyrics by legendary composer Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, creator of the landmark American television series My So-Called Life. Wicked imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and reveals the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked cast from 2018 Maguire wrote the novel whilst resident in London in 1990 against the backdrop of the emerging Gulf War. The story began to take shape as he examined the fundamental nature of good vs evil - exploring how the impact of politics, history and circumstance came to affect the choices - and stories - of the characters we believed we knew so well. The novel challenges readers to look at the beloved ‘Wizard of Oz’ tale again and consider that all may not be as it first seems. Maguire said "While my novel is a quarter-century old, it has proven to be able to fly the distance. Every time Elphaba's story is read - or seen on stage - or sung - something can change within us. Since no day dawns free of heartache, a story about facing down the dragons outside and inside one’s self remains timely. The costs of courage are steep - and worth paying”. Casting for the West End production is to be revealed. https://vimeo.com/295772589 WATCH: West End trailer for Wicked. Wicked is booking from 15 September 2021 until 22 May 2022 at the Victoria Apollo Theatre, London.

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