Wicked to begin performances at Liverpool Empire
WICKED the West End and Broadway musical that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, will begin performances at the Liverpool Empire this week.
The Wizard of Oz prequel will play for four weeks from today (Wednesday) to Saturday, March 31.
The 2018 UK & Ireland Tour of Wicked recently opened in Bristol where it has already broken Box Office records and earned rave reviews.
Wicked features Amy Ross as Elphaba, Helen Woolf as Glinda, Aaron Sidwell (best known as Steven Beale in EastEnders) as Fiyero, Steven Pinder (best known as Max Farnham in Brookside) as The Wizard & Doctor Dillamond, Kim Ismay as Madame Morrible, Emily Shaw as Nessarose and Iddon Jones as Boq. Nikki Bentley is Standby for Elphaba.
Wicked is already the 15th longest running show in West End theatre history and is now in its 12th year at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it continues an open-ended run.
Around the world, Wicked has been seen by almost 55 million people in 16 countries and won over 100 major awards, including ten theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning Best West End Show on three occasions) and two Olivier Audience Awards.
Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the 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.
Wicked has music and lyrics by multi Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted and The Prince of Egypt) and is based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.