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Wicked – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Winnie Holzman Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Abbie Rippon The Wizard of Oz in his act two number describes himself as ‘Wonderful… They call me wonderful….’ and Wicked really is a wonderful show. The touring production that has flown into The Lowry this week has all of the magic of the West End production; the ...

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Wicked – Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Book: Winnie Holzman Based on the novel by: Gregory Maguire Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Naomi Stevens The highly acclaimed musical Wicked has arrived in Bristol, as part of its first ever UK tour, with a huge bang. Oh and a dragon, flying monkeys, and witches and wizards aplenty. The green carpet was laid out to ...

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Wicked – Plymouth Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Winnie Holzman Based on the novel by: Gregory Maguire Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Kathryn M. Bartlett   Wicked is a magical, fantastical show with twists and turns that will have you on the edge of your seat, close to tears, holding your breath and squealing with joy and laughter, often at the same time. Based ...

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Wicked the Musical – Mayflower, Southampton

Book: Winnie Holzman Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Jo Payne The Mayflower Theatre has always been an elaborate green and gold on the inside but for the next month it is also glowing positively emerald on its exterior as the 10th longest running West End show, Wicked the Musical, flies in for this part of its ...

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Wicked – Liverpool Empire

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe Eight years ago, Stephen Schwartz’s musical based on Gregory Maguire’s cult novel received it’s West End premiere after a successful opening on Broadway – roll forward and the show is still packing them in at the Apollo Victoria Theatre which now takes pride of place as one of ...

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Wicked (Tour) – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Joe Mantello Book: Winnie Holzman Composer/Lyricist: Stephen Schwartz Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Since it's opening on Broadway in 2003, Wicked has cast its spell over audiences the world over. This current tour, taking the show across the UK and Ireland, shows exactly why the production has been so successful and guarantees an entertaining evening of theatre that won’t be forgotten ...

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Wicked – Milton Keynes Theatre

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Maggie Constable "Wicked!!!!" so the kids say. And yes it is, because Wicked is now at Milton Keynes Theatre and will be for 5 weeks! The long-anticipated show which has been at the Victoria Apollo in London since 2006, one of the most popular musicals ever, has now sent ...

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Wicked – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] In 2006 having already been opened on Broadway for three years, Wicked the hit musical based on Gregory McGuire’s Wizard of Oz prequel novel opened at the Apollo Victoria in London’s glittering West End, where it still continues to pull in the crowds and see’s many ...

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