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Performances of the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon begin Tuesday 3 December 2024

WICKED, “one of the most successful musicals of all time” (BBC News), will fly back into the Manchester Palace Theatre from Tuesday 3 December 2024 to Sunday 12 January 2025. Tickets will go on general on sale from Friday 19 May 2023 at 10am. Sign up to access priority booking at

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 is already the 12th longest-running production in West End history. The spectacular, multi-record-breaking, and critically acclaimed touring production returns to the Manchester Palace Theatre for a third engagement, having sold over 225,000 tickets across its two celebrated previous engagements in 2013 and 2018. The cast will be led by former West End ‘Elphaba’ Laura Pick, with further casting to be announced.

wicked Laura Pick as Elphaba

Laura Pick (Elphaba) was born in Wakefield and trained at Mountview. She made her London stage debut in July 2013 in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Her West End journey in Wicked began in 2017, when she was cast as the Standby for ‘Elphaba’. Laura subsequently assumed the starring role full-time, playing ‘Elphaba’ in the West End at more than 350 performances to huge acclaim. Most recently, Laura wowed viewers with a sensational performance of ‘Defying Gravity’ from Wicked on BBC1’s Big Night of Musicals. The show is currently available to watch on catch-up via BBC iPlayer HERE

It takes over 100 people on-stage and behind the scenes to deliver performances of this award-winning touring production of Wicked. Featuring all the celebrated spectacle, magic, technical wizardry, and more than 350 stunning costumes, this production has been acclaimed, in a five-star review, as “every bit the West End show” (The Reviews Hub).

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Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s musical, based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, 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.

Wicked has now been seen by almost 65 million people worldwide, and 2023 marks the 20th Anniversary of its Broadway premiere. Productions continue on Broadway, in the West End, and on tour across North America. This year, Wicked also returns to Sydney, Australia and Tokyo, Japan.

Wicked has won over 100 major international awards including three Tony Awards; six Drama Desk Awards; two Olivier Audience Awards (BBC Radio 2 Audience Award, ITV’s This Morning Audience Award); eleven WhatsOnStage Awards (including three for 'Best West End Show'); six Australian Helpmann Awards, and a Grammy.

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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 multimillion-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 London production shot Glinda

Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman are currently collaborating on the two-part Universal Pictures film version of Wicked, directed by Jon M. Chu and starring Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande, Jonathan Bailey, Michelle Yeoh, and Jeff Goldblum.

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

For Tickets & More Info - Wicked the Musical London

Photo Credit - Mark Senior


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