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Wicked – WMC, Cardiff

Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Gregory Maguire Adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Flying monkeys, a huge cast and multi changes of scene – there’s plenty of glitz in Wicked, billed as the prequel to the ever-popular Wizard of Oz and projecting the dark side of the coin.  What could be more ...

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Wicked – The Grand, Leeds

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Joe Mantello Based on the novel by: Gregory Maguire Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Are people born wicked, or do they have wickedness thrust upon them? Wicked is a musical phenomenon. Since opening in 2006 the show has garnered over 100 major international awards and already been seen by nine million people in London alone. Seemingly ...

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Wicked – Liverpool Empire

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Helen Patrick Soaring back to Liverpool on a gravity-defying emerald green wave of popularity, the multi-million-pound mega-musical Wicked delivers on every level, every beat and every minute of its runtime. Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman from Gregory Maguire’s book of the same name, the story looks at 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 – Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Winnie Holzman Based on the novel by: Gregory Maguire Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: Gareth Davies L. Frank Baum's fictitious otherland has provided rich creative inspiration for a variety of work since the first of the Oz stories were published over a century ago, but when Gregory Maguire reimagined the whole history of the witches of ...

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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 – Leeds Grand, Leeds

Book: Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Reviewer: S.E. Webster Rather appropriately, Leeds Grand Theatre rolled out the green carpet on press night as they welcomed hundreds of theatre-goers to watch the highly acclaimed musical theatre production, Wicked. This is the musical’s first ever UK tour since it originally premiered in London’s West End in 2006. In ...

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