Playful Productions is general managing Wicked, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Now the 8th longest-running show in the West End and the 12th longest-running musical in West End history, the London production premiered on 27 September 2006 and has already been seen by over 8 million people. Wicked continues to be a top choice for West End theatregoers and has been voted Most Popular Show (Olivier Audience Award), Best West End Show and Best New Musical (WhatsOnStage Awards), Best Night Out (Evening Standard Theatre Award) and Best Family Fun (Visit London People’s Choice Award).
Wicked has music and lyrics by multi Grammy® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting by Kenneth Posner, sound by Tony Meola, projection design by Elaine J McCarthy, hair and wig designs by Tom Watson, music arrangements by Alex Lacamoire and Stephen Oremus, dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott, orchestrations by William David Brohn, music supervision by Stephen Oremus, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Olivier Award nominee Joe Mantello.
Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. The Executive Producer (UK) is Michael McCabe.
“This tale of two witches is so magical it defies belief. Wicked is amazing. Absolutely amazing” Daily Mail
“A wicked and wonderful vision of Oz. A remarkable kaleidoscope of magical shocks, surprises and sensations – Wicked works like a dream” Evening Standard