- Published: 18 October 2013
Multi-award winning stage musical WICKED, will fly into Liverpool in September 2014. The global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz will stop at the Liverpool’s Empire Theatre on 16 September 2014 for a 4 week run as part of its major UK and Ireland tour. Tickets will go on sale on 31 October 2013.
Acclaimed as “one of the most popular West End musicals ever" (London Evening Standard), the record-breaking London production continues its open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre where it is already the 15th longest-running musical in West End theatre history.
Wicked has already been seen by over 38 million people around the world and has 9 productions running concurrently. The original Broadway production remains “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times) where it is now in its 10th Anniversary year. The West End production is now in its 8th year and will shortly celebrate its 3000th performance.
In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of 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 has music and lyrics by multi GRAMMY® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Olivier Award nominee Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the acclaimed novel, ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, by Gregory Maguire.
Official UK & Ireland website: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk
Tuesday 16 September – Saturday 11 October 2014
Liverpool Empire Theatre