Wicked flies into Edinburgh for Xmas 2014

October 31, 2013 | By More

Smash hit musical to get 8 week run at Playhouse

It’s going to be a wicked festive season in Edinburgh next year, as Wicked, the musical is announced for an eight week run at the Edinburgh Playhouse.

Dale Rapley (The Wizard) and Nikki Davis-Jones (Elphaba). Photo © Matthew Crockett

Dale Rapley (The Wizard) and Nikki Davis-Jones (Elphaba). Photo © Matthew Crockett

Opening on 19 November 2014, the UK and Ireland touring production will play through to 10 January 2015. Tickets go on public sale from 21 November this year.

Wicked builds on the idea that Dorothy’s famous triumph over the Wicked Witch as depicted in the Wizard of Oz only reflected one side of the story.

It is based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which re-imagines the Land of Oz and creates a parallel universe to L. Frank Baum’s familiar story, published as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900.

Wicked, then, is the untold story of the unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.

General Manager of The Edinburgh Playhouse Jo Beale said: “We are delighted to announce that Wicked will be at the Edinburgh Playhouse next year. This award winning show is a fantastic production that we know our audience will love. This confirms our commitment to continue to bring only the best Broadway shows to Edinburgh.”

This UK & Ireland tour premiered in Manchester on 17 September this year and will visit Dublin, Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool and Southampton before arriving in Edinburgh.

ATG Theatre Card Members will be able to book Ediburgh performancdes from this Monday, 4 November, with bookings for groups opening the following week on Monday 11 November.

Public sales start at 10am on Thursday 21 November. Tickets priced from £20 to £55, with premium seats at £75, will be available in person from the Playhouse, by phone on 0844 871 3014; and online from www.atgtickets.com/edinburgh.

Wicked on Tour

17 Sept – 16 Nov 2013 Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
27 Nov 2013 – 18 Jan 2014 Dublin
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
+353 (1) 677 7999 Book online
4 Feb – 8 Mar 2014 Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652 Book online
12 Mar – 26 Apr 2014 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
6 – 31 May 2014 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
10 June – 5 July 2014 Leeds
Grand Theatre
0844 848 2700 Book online
9 June – 6 Sept 2014 Birmingham
Hippodrome
0844 338 5000 Book online
16 Sept – 11 Oct 2014 Liverpool
Empire Theatre
0844 871 3017 Book online
21 Oct – 15 Nov 2014 Southampton
The Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
19 Nov 2014 – 10 Jan 2015 Edinburgh
Playhouse
on sale 21 Nov Book online
5 – 30 May 2015 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
on sale 21 Nov Book online

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