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Wicked Flies Back To Edinburgh

Changed for Good! Wicked Returns to Edinburgh Arts News:

ScotsGay Arts was delighted to attend a special launch event for the new 2018 UK tour of the Broadway and west end smash hit “Wicked” a musical which redefined the genre with a stunning score from Stephen Schwartz it truly brought the world L Frank Baum’s Oz to life in a story that’s set before Dorothy and her adventures in the wizard of oz.

It hard to believe it’s nearly 15 years since Wicked debuted on Broadway and achieved both critical and financial success with 100 international awards, and performances in 130 cities across 16 countries around the world, the story of Glinda and Elphaba is truly a global success story.

Wicked last came to the Playhouse in 2014 for the Christmas season and sold more than 170,000 tickets making it one of the most successful productions to ever be staged at the greenside venue, it was due to such massive public demand that the playhouse team have secured the only Scottish dates for the 2018 Tour.

This new tour promises to deliver the same magic so beloved of the west end production with stunning costumes, a dazzling set that will transport you the heart of OZ and a stellar west end cast including Amy Ross (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Aaron Sidwell (Fiyero), Steven Pender ( The Wizard and Dr Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Emily Shaw (Nessarose), Iddon Jones (Boq) and Nikki Bently ( Stand by for Elphaba).

Tickets are already flying out the door of the playhouse as audiences come from across Scotland to enjoy the most charming of musicals, the adage is true, who can say if Wicked has changed musicals for the better, because we know its magic, it has changed musicals for good!

Get those tickets now!

Wicked, Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, Tuesday 8th May – Saturday 9th June 2018. Tickets from £22 go to

1 thought on “Wicked Flies Back To Edinburgh”

  1. Wicked is so specular. It has changed me for good. I first saw it on Broadway and I was 12 and it was a date with mom. I saw it three other times on tour in Charlotte. Wicked sparked my love for musicals.

    It is so powerful with friendship being the core of the show. Elphaba and Glinda’s bond is special and the love triangle found between the girls and Fiyero shows just how far they will keep friendship alive if a boy enters that picture. That love triangle adds texture to the piece and is also so fascinating and so complex. It has one of the best set piece and some of the best choreography and everything about this show feels OZian.


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