Monday, 19 October 2015

West End production of Wicked welcomes 7 millionth theatregoer

Wicked welcomed its 7 millionth theatregoer to London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre at the matinee performance on Saturday 17th October 2015. Andrew Bell attended the performance with his wife Katie Bell and enjoyed a backstage visit with the cast after the performance.

Telling the untold story of the Witches of Oz, the West End production of Wicked is now in its 10th year. Around the world, Wicked has been seen by nearly 50 million people in 13 countries and won over 100 international awards. 

The current cast includes: Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Tom McGowan (The Wizard), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).

Based on the international best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagined 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.

Wicked has music and lyrics by multi Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner and Olivier Award nominee Joe Mantello. 

Photo Credit: Troy Johnston

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