WICKED FLIES INTO BIRMINGHAM
Wicked has already been seen by over 36 million people around the world and has 6 productions running concurrently. Having just extended the London booking period until April 2014 this will see the show into it's 8th year at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. The hugely successful Broadway musical is about to embark on a UK/Ireland tour which today announced a summer residency at the Birmingham Hippodrome in 2014.
Wicked is the story of Elphaba (The Wicked Witch of the West) and her unlikely friendship with Glinda (The Good Witch) based on Gregory Maguire's retelling of the Wizard of Oz through the eyes of the 'wicked' witch. Was Dorothy such an innocent little girl?
The Birmingham Hippodrome's summer smash hits have included We Will Rock You (2011), Dirty Dancing (2012) and The Lion King (2013) all playing lengthy runs throughout the summer. Wicked will run for 9 weeks in Birmingham from Wednesday 9th July until Saturday 6th September 2014. Casting is yet to be announced.
Priority booking for Friends of the Hippodrome opens on Tuesday 28th May 2013 and general ticket sales from 10am Monday 10th June 2013 (online) and phone/box office sales from 10am on Tuesday 11th June 2013.