One of the West End’s longest running musicals, Wicked, will take to the road once again on a major tour of UK and Ireland - and GTOs can book their tickets before they go on general sale at a number of venues.
With ten venues announced for the run, the spellbinding show will open at Edinburgh Playhouse on 7th December 2023, before travelling to Bristol, Birmingham, Bradford, Southampton, Liverpool, Dublin, Sunderland, Cardiff and Manchester, where it will conclude at the Palace Theatre for Christmas 2024.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale to groups of ten or more at select venues before being made available on general sale (check below).
Groups will still be able to see the musical, which tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, on its open-ended run at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre too, where it has already been seen by more than 11 million people.
With a huge touring cast, orchestra, company and crew of 82 people, plus an additional 20 people employed in each city, the production has played to sold-out audiences during two previous tours of the UK & Ireland, winning the BroadwayWorld UK Award for ‘Best Touring Production’. Casting will be announced soon.
Michael McCabe, executive producer (UK & Ireland) of Wicked, said: “We’re delighted to be embarking on this third tour of the UK & Ireland and taking Wicked back to ten incredible theatres in England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland where sold-out audiences previously greeted us so ecstatically.
“We’re excited to have this opportunity to share once again the spectacle, magic and emotion that has created unforgettable memories for audiences everywhere.”
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a back story 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.
You can watch the official tour trailer below:
- Edinburgh Playhouse: Thursday 7th December 2023 - Sunday 14th January 2024. Tickets on public sale Thursday 8th December 2022 / Groups 10+ Tuesday 6th December 2022.
- Bristol Hippodrome: Tuesday 23rd January 2024 - Sunday 25th February 2024. Tickets on public sale Monday 30th January 2023 / Groups 10+ Thursday 26th January 2023.
- Birmingham Hippodrome: Tuesday 5th March 2024 – Sunday 7th April 2024. Tickets on public sale Spring 2023.
- Bradford Alhambra: Tuesday 16th April 2024 – Sunday 19th May 2024. Tickets on public sale Monday 30th January 2023.
- Southampton Mayflower: Thursday 23rd May 2024 – Sunday 16th June 2024. Tickets on public sale Monday 30th January 2023.
- Liverpool Empire: Thursday 20th June 2024 – Sunday 14th July 2024. Tickets on public sale Thursday 8th June 2023 / Groups 10+ Tuesday 6th June 2023.
- Dublin Bord Gais Theatre: Tuesday 23rd July 2024 – Sunday 15th September 2024. Tickets on public sale in 2023.
- Sunderland Empire: Tuesday 24th September 2024 – Sunday 20th October 2024. Tickets on public sale Thursday 8th June 2023 / Groups 10+ Tuesday 6th June 2023.
- Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre: Thursday 24th October 2024 – Saturday 23rd November 2024.Tickets on public sale Friday 3rd February 2023 / Groups 10+ Thursday 2nd February 2023.
- Manchester Palace Theatre: Tuesday 3rd December 2024 – Sunday 12th January 2025.
For more information go to www.wickedthemusical.co.uk/tour.