Helen Woolf as Glinda (Photo: Matt Crockett)
Helen Woolf as Glinda (Photo: Matt Crockett)

Oz musical is still the most Wicked ticket in town

A hit international musical is set to fly into Edinburgh next month – and has already sold 65,000 tickets for its four week run.

Wicked, the spectacular West End and Broadway musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will begin performances in just four weeks at Edinburgh Playhouse.

With so many tickets already sold for the tour’s only Scottish engagement, best availability is currently at Monday-Wednesday performances.

Described as: ‘The gravity-defying Wizard of Oz prequel’, it will play for five weeks only from Tuesday 8 May to Saturday 9 June 2018.

Helen Woolf as Glinda (Photo: Matt Crockett)

The 2018 UK & Ireland Tour of Wicked has already played record-breaking engagements in Bristol and Liverpool and is currently playing a sold out run at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

The cast features Amy Ross as Elphaba, Helen Woolf as Glinda, Aaron Sidwell (best known as Steven Beale in EastEnders) as Fiyero, Steven Pinder (Max Farnham in Brookside) as The Wizard and 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.

Aaron Sidwell as Fiyero and Amy Ross as Elphaba in the Wicked UK tour coming to the Edinburgh Playhouse (Photo: Matt Crockett)

Around the world, Wicked has been seen by 55 million people in 16 countries and won over 100 major awards, including 10 theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning ‘Best West End Show’ on three occasions) and two Olivier Audience Awards. The song ‘Defying Gravity’ was also recently voted the UK’s No.1 favourite musical theatre song by listeners of Encore Radio.

Based on the acclaimed, 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 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.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Edinburgh Playhouse Box Office, online HERE. www.atgtickets.com/shows/wicked/edinburgh-playhouse or by phone on 0844 871 3014.