WICKED, “one of the most successful musicals of all time” (BBC News), will fly back into Wales Millennium Centre’s Donald Gordon Theatre from Thursday 24 October 2024 and tickets are now on sale.
The spectacular, multi-record-breaking and critically acclaimed touring production will return to Wales Millennium Centre from Thursday 24 October 2024 – Saturday 23 November 2024.
The West End and Broadway musical phenomenon, that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, continues its open-ended run at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now in its 17th year and already the 12th longest-running production in West End history.
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.
With a huge touring cast, orchestra, company and crew of 82 people, and a further 20 people employed locally, “the blockbuster stage show” (Edinburgh Evening News) played to two sold-out audiences during two previous tours to Wales Millennium Centre. Casting will be announced in due course.
Wicked has already been seen by more than 60 million people worldwide, and 2023 marks the 20th Anniversary of its Broadway premiere. Productions continue on Broadway, in the West End and on tour across North America. This year, Wicked will also return to Sydney, Australia and Tokyo, Japan.
Wicked features songs by multi-Oscar and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz(Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dameand Enchanted). It is based on the multimillion-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 (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.
Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK & Ireland) Michael McCabe.
To find out more and to book tickets, visit www.wmc.org.uk/wicked.