The multi-award winning musical Wicked will embark on a UK tour across 2023 until 2025. Announcing the news, WhatsOnStage provided a full list of dates including a performance at Sunderland’s Empire from September 24 to October 20, 2024.
Based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 book, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked follows the witches of the Land of Oz as its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz from Kansas. The musical tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba and Galinda (later Glinda the Good Witch), whose relationship struggles through their opposing personalities and viewpoints, same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba’s private fall from grace.
The new tour will coincide with the filming and production of the two-part Wicked movie, with the big-screen versions of the show set to premiere in 2024 and 2025. Next year will also mark the 20th anniversary of the original Broadway production, while the show is currently in its 17th year in the West End, where it has been seen by 11 million people.
Executive producer Michael McCabe told WhatsOnStage "We’re delighted to be embarking on this third tour of the UK and Ireland and taking Wicked back to ten incredible theatres in England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland where sold-out audiences previously greeted us so ecstatically. We’re excited to have this opportunity to share once again the spectacle, magic and emotion that has created unforgettable memories for audiences everywhere." Casting for the tour is to be revealed.
Where can I get tickets to see Wicked in Sunderland?
Tickets to see the Sunderland Empire performances of Wicked can be bought through ATG Tickets from June 8 2023.
Full dates for Wicked UK tour 2023-2025
- Edinburgh Playhouse - December 7, 2023 to January 14, 2024 (public sale from December 8, 2022)
- Bristol Hippodrome - January 23, 2024 to February 25, 2024 (public sale from January 30, 2023)
- Birmingham Hippodrome - March 5, 2024 to April 7, 2024 (on sale in Spring 2023)
- Bradford Alhambra - April 16, 2024 to May 19, 2024 (on sale January 30, 2023)
- Southampton Mayflower - May 23, 2024 to June 16 2024 (on sale January 30, 2023)
- Liverpool Empire – June 20, 2024 to July 14, 2024 (on sale June 8, 2023)
- Dublin Bord Gais Theatre – July 23, 2024 to September 15, 2024 (on sale in 2023)
- Sunderland Empire – September 24, 2024 to October 20, 2024 (on sale June 8 2023)
- Cardiff Millenium Centre – October 24, 2024 to November 23, 2024 (on sale February 3, 2023)
- Manchester Palace Theatre – December 3, 2024 to January 12, 2025 (on sale June 8, 2023)
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