To celebrate Wicked London winning the ITV This Morning Audience Award at Sunday’s Olivier Awards, BritishTheatre.com is pleased to offer our readers a great ticket upgrade offer on Wicked at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre for a strictly limited time. This is the second time that Wicked has won the prestigious Audience Award and comes as the show becomes the 10th longest running show in the West End. The show continues to astound and astonish audiences of all ages with its enthralling story, incredible songs and dazzling technical wizardry. The show is based on the international 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 Upgrade Offer This Morning Audience Olivier Award Winner Buy a £45 seat and get a free upgrade to a seat worth £65. Take advantage of our fantastic Wicked offer, buy a … Read more
Fresh from her acclaimed performances on Broadway in Sting’s musical The Last Ship, Rachel Tucker returns to the St James Theatre on Sunday 19th April with her all-new live solo show. Rachel is perhaps best known for her marathon run as Elphaba in Wicked, which saw her “green-up” for over two and a half years and over 1000 performances. Rachel’s theatre credits include Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse), We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), Tonight’s The Night (National tour), Rent (Olympia Theatre, Dublin), The Who’s Tommy (National tour), and The Full Monty (National tour). Rachel was also a finalist in the BBC series I’d Do Anything, which sought to find a performer to play Nancy in the West End. Rachel Tucker – Back From Broadway will play The St James Theatre on April 19 at 3pm and 7pm.
What long running show should you see first in London? We have compiled this list to save you the trouble of working it out! It’s just our view – and everyone has one – based on our Reviewers’ thoughts. We will update the list regularly so that cast changes can factor into the mix. Only Plays and Musicals which have been running for more than three years are included in this is list. So go see them! 1. Wicked Wicked is the prequel to The Wizard Of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of how these two unlikely friends grew to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. Wicked has become a phenomenon not only … Read more
CLICK FOR WICKED TOUR DATES BELOW Following the enormous success of tour dates in 2014, final 2015 UK tour dates for the global musical phenomenon Wicked have been announced. In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of 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. Executive Producer (UK), Michael McCabe said: “With the announcement of our remaining tour dates, in Plymouth and Sunderland in 2015, we are delighted to confirm that audiences in the South West and North East of England will also have the opportunity to experience this spectacular new production of Wicked. We’re also thrilled that we’ll conclude this record-breaking tour in Greater Manchester … Read more
As we settle into our Christmas Day schedules with family here in the UK, spare a thought for our Broadway counterparts, many of whom are performing in shows today. A massive 17 Broadway shows will perform today (Thursday 25th December) many at 7pm or 8pm, including Cinderella, Disgraced, Honeymoon in Vegas, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, On the Town, Side Show, Beautiful, Chicago, The Elephant Man, Matilda, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, Pippin, Rock of Ages, Wicked and Motown. Last year in the holiday season over 1 million people saw a Broadway show grossing $113.5 million according to the Broadway League. Here at Britishtheatre.com we’d like to know if you would go to a show in the West End if they were open today? Is Christmas Day one day of the year which should be sacred when it comes to staying closed or is there an audience … Read more
Now in it’s ninth year in the West End, Wicked has today announced that it is extending its booking period until 7th November 2015. Now the 10th longest running show in the West End, Wicked continues to be a global phenomenon having been seen by over 42 million people in 13 countries. The UK tour opens at the Liverpool Empire in 16th September. The London production currently stars Kerry Ellis (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Sue Kelvin (madame Morrible), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Paul Clarkson (Dr Dillamond), Sam Lupton (Boq) and Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose) Book your tickets to Wicked now.