Wicked, said to be one of the most successful musicals of all time, is set for a major 10-city 2023-2025 UK & Ireland Tour. The spectacular, multi-record-breaking, and critically acclaimed touring production will fly back to Birmingham Hippodrome for four weeks only from Tuesday 5 March to Sunday 7 April 2024.
Wicked sold nearly 170,000 tickets across its two celebrated previous engagements in 2014 and 2018.
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 played to sold-out audiences during two previous tours of the UK & Ireland, winning the Broadway World UK Award for 'Best Touring Production'. Casting is set to be announced.
Wicked Executive Producer (UK & Ireland), Michael McCabe, said: "We are proud to be bringing Wicked back to the magnificent Birmingham Hippodrome where incredible audiences greeted us during our last sold-out engagement. We're excited to have this opportunity to share once again the spectacle, magic and emotional story that has created unforgettable memories for audiences in Birmingham and all around the world."
Artistic Director and Chief Executive at Birmingham Hippodrome, Jon Gilchrist, said: "We are delighted to welcome back Wicked after our previous sell-out run in 2018. Tickets will go on sale in spring 2023, with the date announced soon.
2024 is already shaping up to be a very special year for the Hippodrome. Tickets for Birmingham Hippodrome will go on sale in Spring 2023.