Preview: Wicked, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Preview: Wicked, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Wicked, the spectacular, multi-record-breaking and critically acclaimed production, is set to fly back to the Mayflower Theatre stage from Thursday 23 May to Sunday 16 June 2024.

Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women – the popular Glinda and a misunderstood Elphaba – who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University.

Following an encounter with The Wizard, their friendship reaches a crossroads, and their lives take very different paths.

Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.

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.

“We are proud to be bringing Wicked back to the magnificent Mayflower Theatre where incredible audiences greeted us during two previous sold-out engagements,” says Wicked Executive Producer (UK & Ireland), Michael McCabe.

“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.”

Now it its 17th year at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, the ‘untold story’ of the Witches of Oz has been seen by more than 60 million people around the world and 11 million people in the West End alone.

Wicked features 350 stunning costumes, 140 wigs, 244 pairs of shoes, 110 hats, 125 pairs of gloves and 30 prosthetic masks, and with a touring cast, orchestra, company and crew of 82 people, and a further 20 people employed locally, it takes 100 people, both on-stage and behind the scenes, to deliver the performances of this touring production.

Tickets for Wicked (23 May – 16 June 2024) go on sale 30 January 2023 at or 02380 711811.

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