WICKED, “one of the most successful musicals of all time” 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 Liverpool Empire for four weeks only from Thursday 20 June 2024 – Sunday 14 July 2024. One of the best-selling productions in the venue’s history, Wicked sold nearly 140,000 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” (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.