WICKED set to return to the road in 2018 with a new UK&I Tour
September 27, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off

wicked-london_suzie-mathers-glinda-and-rachel-tucker-elphaba_photo-by-matt-crocket_9548WICKED celebrates its 10th birthday in London tonight with a special gala performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

In celebration of Wicked’s 10th birthday, theatre owner ATG has invested in the complete refurbishment of the Apollo Victoria Theatre auditorium and Front of House areas. All seats and carpets have been replaced with designs replicated from the original design of the Grade II* listed venue that first opened its doors, as the New Victoria Cinema, in 1930.

The multi record-breaking UK & Ireland Tour will return in February 2018, opening at the Bristol Hippodrome (with tickets on public sale from 1 February 2017). Further cities to be announced. The critically acclaimed production is about to open at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and continues touring internationally until January 2018.

Wicked currently stars Rachel Tucker (Elphaba), Suzie Mathers (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Anita Dobson (Madame Morrible), Mark Curry (The Wizard), Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Idriss Kargbo (Boq), Alice Fearn (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).

Please note that Rachel Tucker, Anita Dobson and Katie Rowley Jones appear until Saturday 28 January 2017 only.

From Monday 30 January 2017, international Wicked star Willemijn Verkaik will return to play Elphaba (a role she has previously played to great acclaim in Germany, Holland, on Broadway and in the West End); Sue Kelvin will return to play Madame Morrible and Sarah McNicholas will join the company to play Nessarose.

Based on the international 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 is now booking until 4 November 2017. Get tickets

Photo: Matt Crocket