UK Theatregoers honour Wicked with the This Morning Audience Award at the 2015 Oliver Awards with Mastercard

UK Theatregoers honour Wicked with the This Morning Audience Award at the 2015 Oliver Awards with Mastercard

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has won the This Morning Audience Award. Presented by the Olivier Awards 2015 with Mastercard at The Royal Opera House on Sunday 12 April 2015, the This Morning Audience Award is the only Olivier Award that is voted for by the public. Wicked previously won the Olivier Audience Award in 2010.

The critically acclaimed, two-year, multi record-breaking UK & Ireland Tour of Wicked will fly into His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen in just 3 weeks (from 5-30 May 2015) for its final Scottish date. For best ticket availability choose midweek matinees and Monday-Wednesday evening performances. The spectacular touring production has already been seen by over 1 million people since its premiere in Manchester in 2013.

Wicked stars Scottish actress Ashleigh Gray (Elphaba), Emily Tierney (Glinda), Samuel Edwards (Fiyero), Marilyn Cutts (Madame Morrible), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Richard Vincent (Boq) and Jacqueline Hughes (Standby for Elphaba).

Recently acclaimed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” (Daily Mail), this “big-hearted musical extravaganza about the land of Oz” (Time Out London) continues its open-ended run at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre where it is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End, has been seen by over 6.5 million people and played over 3500 performances.

Around the world, Wicked has been seen by 47 million people in 13 countries and won over 100 international awards. The original Broadway production remains “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times) after almost 12 years at the Gershwin Theatre.

This “wicked and wonderful vision of Oz” (London Evening Standard) has also recently become the first ever stage production in the UK to be Reader Recommended by Good Housekeeping, with over 90% approval ratings for the story, music, visual experience and staging.

Wicked has music and lyrics by multi GRAMMY® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Olivier Award nominee Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire.

Wicked is produced by: Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK): Michael McCabe.

Posted on Tuesday 14 April

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