WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce the opening of its 20th new booking period, on Monday 7 September 2015 at 10.00am, with over 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 5 November 2016.
“Nine years since it first opened, Wicked still has packed audiences under its spell” (Metro) and, as it flies towards its landmark 10th Anniversary Year, itis set to become the 9th longest-running show in the West End following the final performance of The 39 Steps tomorrow (5 September 2015). Having recently surpassed the run of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Wicked is also now the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history.
Acclaimed as“one of the greatest musicals of our time”(Daily Mail) and “one of the West End’s best-loved shows” (OfficialLondonTheatre.com), Wicked has already been seen by nearly 7 million people in London alone and recently played its 3750th performance at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
Wicked continues to be the top choice of UK theatregoers having won the Olivier Audience Award (twice); the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Night Out; a Visit London Gold Award; and nine What’s On Stage Awards including Best West End Show (twice) and Best Musical. The UK production has also recently been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor® and is the first ever UK stage production to be Reader Recommended by Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan magazines.
Around the world,Wicked has been seen by nearly 50 million people in 13 countries and won over 100 international awards. The original Broadway production remains “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times) after nearly 12 years at the Gershwin Theatre.