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.
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 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.
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.
Wicked is booking from 15 September 2021 until 22 May 2022 at the Victoria Apollo Theatre, London.