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Theatre REVIEW: Wicked - ★★★★★


Launching its latest UK tour, Wicked is casting its magical spell on audiences once again. The enchantment begins at the Edinburgh Playhouse, with a glorious 5-week run from Thursday, 7th December 2023, to Sunday, 14th January 2024, at this iconic Scottish theatre. This essential musical provides an unforgettable experience in the heart of Edinburgh.


Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s celebrated stage musical, based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum's beloved characters from ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, revealing the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming ‘Glinda The Good’ and the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’.


This award-winning touring production flies back to Edinburgh complete with all the spectacle and magic that make “this blockbuster stage show” (Edinburgh Evening News) such an unforgettable and unmissable experience.


With music and lyrics by multi-Oscar, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and written by Tony Award-nominee Winnie Holzman, Wicked has been dazzling audiences around the world for two decades.


Two-time Tony-winner Joe Mantello directs this “devilishly clever spin on The Wizard of Oz” (The Daily Telegraph), with musical staging by Tony-winner Wayne Cilento.


 

Where?


Edinburgh Playhouse - until 14th January



MIX UP REVIEWS:


Zara (Age 8) - ★★★★★

"I loved the Wicked show, it was amazing! It was a story about some characters from the Wizard of Oz - I'll never the Wicked Witch the same again (in a good way)! 

My favourite character was Mr Dillamond, who is a teacher...and also a goat!! Elphaba (the Wicked Witch) was very very green! Glinda was funny - especially when she tried to tell a secret. There are lots surprises and a big dragon with red eyes so I'd recommend it - I'd give it a 10 out of 10! I think you should go and see it!"









 



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