Wicked will fly back to Southampton's Mayflower Theatre for four weeks in 2024.

One of the most successful musicals of all time will embark on a major ten city 2023 to 2025 UK and Ireland tour.

The spectacular, multi-record-breaking and critically acclaimed touring production will be in Southampton from Thursday May 23 to Sunday June 16 2024.

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One of the best-selling productions in Mayflower Theatre’s history, Wicked sold an incredible 120,000 tickets across its two celebrated previous visits in 2014 and 2018.

Tickets are on sale from Monday January 30 2023.

The West End and Broadway musical phenomenon, telling the untold story of the Witches of Oz, continues its open-ended run at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it has already been seen by more than 11 million people and is now in its 17th year.

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Wicked imagines a beguiling backstory to the beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and reveals 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.

With a touring cast, orchestra, company and crew of 80 people, and a further 20 people employed locally, the blockbuster played to sold-out audiences during two previous UK tours, winning the BroadwayWorld UK Award for Best Touring Production.

Executive producer Michael McCabe said: "We are proud to be bringing Wicked back to the magnificent Mayflower Theatre where incredible audiences greeted us during two previous sold-out engagements. We’re excited to have this opportunity to share once again the spectacle, magic and emotion that has created unforgettable memories for audiences in Southampton and all around the world."

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Michael Ockwell, Chief Executive of Mayflower Theatre added: "We know this is a firm favourite, and our audiences hold this show very close to their hearts. We can’t wait to welcome returning and new audiences to defy gravity and come to Oz to see Wicked."

Wicked has already been seen by more than 60 million people worldwide and 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of its Broadway premiere. Productions continue on Broadway, in the West End and on tour across North America. Wicked will also return to Sydney and Tokyo in 2023.

Visit mayflower.org.uk/whats-on/wicked-2024/

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