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WICKED, “one of the most successful musicals of all time” (BBC News), today (Friday 18 November 2022) announces a major 10-city 2023-2025 UK & Ireland Tour. The spectacular, multi-record-breaking, and critically acclaimed touring production will fly back to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford for five weeks only from Tuesday 16 April to Sunday 19 May 2024. Wicked was a huge hit with audiences on its last visit in 2016, selling over 50,000 tickets across its celebrated run.

Tickets will be on sale to Bradford Theatres Friends Members on Monday 23 January 2023 and to the general public on Monday 30 January 2023 www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

The 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 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.

With a touring cast, orchestra, company and crew of 82 people, and a further 20 people employed locally, “the blockbuster stage show” (Edinburgh Evening News) played to sold-out audiences during two previous tours of the UK & Ireland, winning the BroadwayWorld UK Award for ‘Best Touring Production’. Casting to be announced.

Michael McCabe, Executive Producer (UK & Ireland) of Wicked, said: “We are proud to be bringing Wicked back to the magnificent Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, where incredible audiences greeted us during its previous sold-out engagement. We’re excited to have this opportunity to share once again the spectacle, magic and emotion that has created unforgettable memories for audiences in Yorkshire and all around the world.

Adam Renton, General Manager, Bradford Theatres, said: “Hosting the international blockbuster Wicked in 2024 is another magnificent milestone in the Alhambra Theatre’s history and I am thrilled to welcome this incredible musical back to Bradford. It’s an iconic production that audiences will be very excited to see back in the region - we’re looking forward to welcoming the widest audience possible to enjoy this spectacle.

Reviews from previous visits:

★★★★★ “A brilliant musical packed full of stunning songs and exuberant staging.” The Yorkshire Post

A triumph. A funny, moving, exciting, thought-provoking journey through both the prequel and sequel to the ‘Oz’ story.” Telegraph & Argus

A fabulous musical. A show full of life; its humour, acrobatics and special effects are well worthy of the standing ovation from the capacity audience. If you have not seen ‘Wicked’ before, I would highly recommend that you experience this amazing production.” Ilkley Gazette

Wicked has already been seen by more than 60 million people worldwide and 2023 marks the 20th Anniversary Year of its Broadway premiere. Productions continue on Broadway, in the West End and on tour across North America. Wicked will also return to Sydney, Australia and Tokyo, Japan in 2023.

Wicked features songs by multi-Oscar and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted). It is based on the multi-million copy best-selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and written by Emmy and Tony Award nominee Winnie Holzman (creator of the landmark American television series My So-Called Life). Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento with direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.

Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK & Ireland) Michael McCabe.

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.

- Wicked sold over 50,000 tickets during its previous visit to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford.

-Wicked is already the 5th longest-running show in Broadway history. 2023 marks its 20th Anniversary Year.

- Wicked is now in its 17th year at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it continues an open-ended run.

- The West End production has already been seen by an incredible 11 million people and continues to break Box Office records.

- Wicked features 350 stunning costumes, 140 wigs, 244 pairs of shoes, 110 hats, 125 pairs of gloves and 30 prosthetic masks

- With a touring company of 80 and 20 additional staff employed in each city, it takes 100 people, both on-stage and behind the scenes, to deliver performances of this massive touring production.

- The 2023-2025 UK & Ireland Tour marks the third time the production has travelled to theatres across England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

- Wicked has won over 100 major awards, including 3 Tony Awards, 6 Drama Desk Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, 10 WhatsOnStage Awards (including 3 for ‘Best West End Show’), 6 Australian Helpmann Awards, and a Grammy.

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WICKED, “one of the most successful musicals of all time” (BBC News), today (Friday 18 November 2022) announces a major 10-city 2023-2025 UK & Ireland Tour. The spectacular, multi-record-breaking, and critically acclaimed touring production will fly back to the Alhambra Theatre

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