|Jennifer DiNoia as Elphaba in Wicked London|
Wicked was seen by 45,000 people in the UK last week (ending 3rd January 2015), grossing £2,160,377.50 at Box Offices in London and Edinburgh and breaking its own previous records in both the West End and on its UK & Ireland Tour.
The London production set a new Box Office record at the Apollo Victoria Theatre with 9 sell-out shows and a gross of £1,023,819.00. Its previous record (of £1,002,885 for week ending 1st January 2011) also marked the first time in West End history that any production had grossed over £1 million in a single week.
Now the 10th longest-running show in the West End, Wicked has been seen by more than 6 million people in London and will soon play its landmark 3500th performance.
The UK & Ireland Tour grossed £1,136,558.50 at the Edinburgh Playhouse with 8 sell-out shows, marking the highest grossing week to date of its entire multi record-breaking tour. The previous record was set at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton (with a gross of £886,343.75 for week ending 2nd November 2014). This record has subsequently been broken 6 times at the Edinburgh Playhouse. All remaining performances at the Edinburgh Playhouse are now sold out.
The UK & Ireland Tour has already taken £50 million since its premiere in Manchester in September 2013 and will conclude in July 2015 with a return to the Greater Manchester area (to The Lowry in Salford), following upcoming engagements in Plymouth, Bristol, Sunderland and Aberdeen.
UK Executive Producer Michael McCabe said: “We are greatly indebted to our extremely talented and hard working companies who have contributed to another hugely successful year for Wicked in London and on tour, and we thank the 45,000 theatregoers who made these extraordinary Box Office records possible last week”.
Photo Credit: Matt Crockett