Wicked, the musical that tells the ‘untold story of the witches of Oz’, will visit a number of theatres in 2018 on a new UK tour.

Ten cities are confirmed so far for the circuit, including the Bristol Hippodrome (5th February – 3rd March), the Edinburgh Playhouse (8th May – 9th June) and the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton (3rd – 27th October).

Other venues and theatres confirmed for the new tour include the Liverpool Empire, the Birmingham Hippodrome, Leeds Grand Theatre and the Wales Millennium Centre.

Casting is yet to be announced for the UK tour.

About Wicked

Wicked is the 17th longest running show in London theatre history and recently celebrated a decade of performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it continues an open-ended run.

The musical is based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Wicked tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two sorcery students, and their adventures in OZ  that ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The production has music and lyrics by multi Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted).

It’s been adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento and the production is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.

Group booking information

Tickets go on sale on various dates throughout February and March.

GTOs should contact their chosen venue for group rates and discounts.

For further information visit www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk.

(Photo credit: Matt Crockett).