Sometimes it can be tough finding a theatre show that will be suitable for the whole family. but really – you cannot go wrong with Wicked.
The whole family will love it – unless they REALLY don’t like musicals. In which case, there’s no hope for them, I’m afraid.
‘The gravity-defying ‘Wizard of Oz’ prequel’ (Time Out London) is the recipient of 10 theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning ‘Best West End Show’ on three occasions) and two Olivier Audience Awards.
Acclaimed as ‘a world class West End musical with stunning spectacle, a heart-warming story and unforgettable songs’ (Official London Theatre), Wicked is already the 14th longest running show in London theatre history.
Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
This unforgettable musical transports audiences to a stunningly re-imagined world of Oz, providing marvels beyond your imagination…
Due to demand, two extra matinee shows have been added this summer, on Thursday 16 August and Thursday 30 August 2018, at 2.30pm. Tickets, starting at £22.00, are now on sale. Ticket price subject to fees.
WICKED is also presently on a year-long tour of the UK & Ireland and opened at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin on 17 July 2018. The spectacular, critically acclaimed tour will subsequently visit Sunderland, Southampton, Cardiff and, for Christmas 2018/19, a final return to the Palace Theatre in Manchester (where the acclaimed touring production originally premiered in September 2013 and will conclude on 5 January 2019).
WICKED has music and lyrics by multi Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted and, for DreamWorks, The Prince of Egypt) and is based on the best-selling novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire and adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life). Music arrangements are by Tony Award-winners Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton) and Stephen Oremus (Disney’s Frozen). Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento and the production is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.
PS – if you can’t find the dates you want for the summer, then plan ahead. On ATG you pay no ‘per ticket’ fees when you book 12+ weeks in advance. You should totally check the Christmas performance schedule, there’s extra matinee shows added on Monday 24th, Thursday 27th, Friday 28th & Sunday 30th December 2018 and Thursday 3 January 2019, all at 2:30pm.