The award-winning musical Wicked has announced a major two-year UK and Ireland tour set to perform in 10 cities, with Edinburgh being one of them. Tickets are officially out from today (December 8) for the spectacular, multi-record-breaking and the critically-acclaimed touring production. It will be flying back to Edinburgh Playhouse for six weeks only from Tuesday, December 7, 2023 to Sunday, January 14, 2024. Yes, it’s hard to think that far ahead but with a whopping 100 awards including three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, it’s a show not to be missed.
The world-famous West End and Broadway musical phenomenon, that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, continues its open-ended run at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it has already been seen by more than 11 million people and is now in its 17th year.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities in 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.
The cast for the UK and Ireland 2023-2025 tour is Laura Pick (Elphaba), Sarah O’Connor (Glinda), Carl Man (Fiyero), Donna Berlin (Madame Morrible), Simeon Truby (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Jed Berry/Daniel Hope* (Boq), Megan Gardiner (Nessarose), Casey Al-Shaqsy (Standby for Elphaba), Thomas Charles, Julie Cloke, Charlotte Coggin, Freddie Conway, Áine Curran, Jade Davies, Kamau Davis, Russell Dickson, Maddison Firth, Lydia Gerrard, James Gower-Smith, Shoko Ito, Holly Lawrence, Nick Len, Stephanie Lindo, Will Lucas, Will Luckett, Rozz Mbwembwe, Georgia McElwee, Conor O’Hara, Shereen Osman, Stuart Rouse, Christina Shand, Adam Stickler, and Frazer Woolcott.
What is more, it takes over 100 people on-stage and behind the scenes to complete each performance, featuring all the “celebrated spectacle, magic, technical wizardry, and more than 350 stunning costumes”.
Wicked Executive Producer (UK & Ireland), Michael McCabe, said: “We are proud to be bringing Wicked back to the magnificent Palace Theatre, where incredible audiences greeted us during two previous sold-out engagements. We’re excited to have this opportunity to share once again the spectacle, magic and emotion that has created unforgettable memories for audiences in Edinburgh and all around the world.”
Wicked has already been seen by more than 60 million people around the world and has been performed in over 130 cities in 16 countries. Tickets to see the musical Wicked in Edinburgh can be bought here.