23 June 2017
WINNERS OF SEVENTH ANNUAL WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS ANNOUNCED
WINNERS OF SEVENTH ANNUAL WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS REVEAL YOUNG PEOPLE ENGAGED WITH THE WORLD AND MORE HOPEFUL
- FOR GOOD winner reveals the importance of community in the digital age
- 15 year-old’s winning insightful story expresses a brave view of mental illness
- 7 year-old boy from London writes a heartfelt poem portraying life and death
- Strictly Come Dancing star and former MP, Ed Balls, amongst this year’s panel of judges
1 June 2017
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS
- Strictly Come Dancing Star and former MP, Ed Balls amongst panel of judges announcing finalists
- 115 shortlisted for the prestigious Awards
- Mental illness, forced marriage and the value of education are topics on young people's minds
- Winners announced Friday 23 June at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre
25 May 2017
ALICE FEARN AND SOPHIE EVANS TO HEAD NEW LONDON CAST OF WICKED FROM MONDAY 24 JULY 2017
Bradley Jaden, Melanie La Barrie, Andy Hockley, Jack Lansbury and Laura Pick also join current cast members Martin Ball, Sarah McNicholas and Carina Gillespie.
1 March 2017
STRICTLY COME DANCING STAR AND FORMER MP ED BALLS JOINS JUDGING PANEL OF WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS IN SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST
ITV News Arts Editor Nina Nannar and young writer Laura Dockrill also become judges.
Deadline for entries now extended to 27 March 2017.
THE WEEK JUNIOR confirmed as 2017 Media Partner and provides Work Experience Prize.
To submit entries, visit: www.WickedYoungWriterAwards.com
20 February 2017
WICKED NAMED ‘BEST WEST END SHOW’ BY THEATREGOERS ALONGSIDE LES MISÉRABLES
HONOUR MARKS THE MUSICAL’S 10TH WHATSONSTAGE AWARD
WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has been named ‘Best West End Show’ by theatregoers for a third time at the WhatsOnStage Awards, tied with Les Misérables.
24 January 2017
HIT MUSICAL WICKED EXTENDS TO 26 MAY 2018
NOW THE 17TH LONGEST RUNNING SHOW IN LONDON THEATRE HISTORY
WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the opening of its 23rd new booking period at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, with tickets now on sale until Saturday 26 May 2018.
19 January 2017
SPECTACULAR TOURING PRODUCTION OF WICKED WILL FLY BACK TO TEN UK & IRELAND CITIES FROM FEBRUARY 2018
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to confirm that its spectacular, multi record-breaking and critically acclaimed touring production will return to the UK & Ireland in 2018...
24 November 2016
Wicked raises money for the planting of over 5000 new trees by the Woodland Trust as part of annual WICKED DAY
Thanks to donations from Wicked fans from across the UK, over £8,500 has been raised in 2016 for the Woodland Trust to create new woods as part of the production’s annual WICKED DAY charitable fundraising activities. This year, the hit musical raised enough money to plant over 5,700 trees.
10 November 2016
WICKED NAMED ‘BEST THEATRE PRODUCTION FOR SCHOOLS’ BY TEACHERS AT 2016 SCHOOL TRAVEL AWARDS
WICKED, the acclaimed stage musical that tells the incredible ‘untold’ story of the Witches of Oz, has today been voted Best Theatre Production for Schools by teachers at the 2016 School Travel Awards.
27 September 2016
WICKED CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN THE WEST END
WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, celebrates an extraordinary 10 years at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre tonight (Tuesday 27 September 2016).
21 September 2016
SEVENTH YEAR OF WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS IN SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL LITERACY TRUST
The Wicked Young Writer Awards, created and sponsored by the award-winning musical Wicked in association with the National Literacy Trust(www.literacytrust.org.uk), is pleased to announce that the acclaimed author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon books, Cressida Cowell, will return as Head Judge for the awards for the third consecutive year. Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust, will also be returning as part of the judging panel.
16 September 2016
FIRST LOOK: RACHEL TUCKER RETURNS TRIUMPHANTLY FROM BROADWAY TO LEAD 10TH ANNIVERSARY WEST END CAST OF WICKED
WICKED, the award-winning musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release new production pictures of Rachel Tucker as Elphaba. Rachel Tucker returns to the West End production at the Apollo Victoria Theatre following an acclaimed engagement on Broadway. Her remarkable performance has won her both a WhatsOnStage Award and a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award.
14 September 2016
WILLEMIJN VERKAIK TO RETURN TO WICKED AS ‘ELPHABA’ FROM 30 JANUARY 2017
SUE KELVIN TO RETURN AS ‘MADAME MORRIBLE’
SARAH McNICHOLAS TO JOIN THE CAST AS ‘NESSAROSE’
WICKED, the award-winning West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to welcome back Willemijn Verkaik as ‘Elphaba’ and Sue Kelvin as ‘Madame Morrible’ from Monday 30 January 2017. Sarah McNicholas will also join the cast as ‘Nessarose’ on the same date.
2 September 2016
WEST END MUSICAL PHENOMENON WICKED EXTENDS BOOKING INTO NOVEMBER 2017
WICKED, the award-winning West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the opening of its 22nd new booking period, on Monday 5 September 2016 at 10am, with over 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 4 November 2017.
31 August 2016
FIRST LOOK: ANITA DOBSON AS 'MADAME MORRIBLE' AND NEW CAST OF WICKED IN THE WEST END
WICKED, the award-winning West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first production pictures of Anita Dobson as Madame Morrible and the new principal cast who join the production from Monday 5 September 2016.
13 July 2016
FIRST LOOK: WICKED RELEASES FIRST PRODUCTION SHOTS OF UK/INTERNATIONAL TOUR CAST
WICKED, the award-winning West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first production pictures of Anita Dobsonas Madame Morrible and the new principal cast who join the production from Monday 5 September 2016.
12 July 2016
WICKED RELEASES PICTURES OF UK/INTERNATIONAL TOUR CAST IN REHEARSAL
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release rehearsal pictures of Jacqueline Hughes(Elphaba), Carly Anderson (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero),Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay(Madame Morrible), Iddon Jones (Boq) and Emily Shaw (Nessarose), who will lead the UK/International Tour cast at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from 20 July 2016.
27 June 2016
WINNERS OF SIXTH ANNUAL WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS REVEAL YOUNG PEOPLE CONCERNED ABOUT IMPACT THEY HAVE ON THEIR COMMUNITIES AND THE WORLD
The 2016 Wicked Young Writer Awards today announced its winners during a ceremony involving over 100 shortlisted finalists and their families and teachers at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, home of the multi award-winning musical Wicked.
Now in its 6th year, the Awards encourage young people aged 5 - 25 years to use writing as a way of expressing themselves, producing unique and original pieces of prose and poetry. This year the standard of entries was higher than ever, revealing young people who are engaged in their communities and the world through their writing. The Awards celebrate originality and the unique voice of the young writer.
17 June 2016
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2016 WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS
The 2016 WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS today, Friday 17 June, announced the names of the 109 finalists in the running for the annual creative writing prizes.
20 May 2016
WICKED ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNIVERSARY LONDON CAST
RACHEL TUCKER RETURNS FROM BROADWAY TO PLAY ELPHABA
ANITA DOBSON TO PLAY MADAME MORRIBLE
SUZIE MATHERS JOINS FROM THE AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION AS GLINDA
11 May 2016
WICKED ANNOUNCES UK/INTERNATIONAL TOUR CAST
HIT MUSICAL WILL BE 'DEFYING GRAVITY' AT THE ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD FROM 20 JULY 2016 - THE ONLY CHANCE TO SEE THE SHOW OUTSIDE LONDON IN 2016 OVER 25,000 TICKETS ALREADY SOLD.
26 January 2016
WICKED TO HOST DEDICATED AUTISM-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY 14 MAY 2016
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY
WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce its first ever Autism-Friendly performance on Saturday 14 May 2016 at 1:30pm.
7 January 2016
Poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz to join judging panel for Wicked Young Writer Awards 2016
The award-winning poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz is joining the judging panel in the sixth year of the prestigious WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS.