Wicked lands major award before Aberdeen visit

Scottish actress Ashleigh Gray plays Elphaba in Wicked
Scottish actress Ashleigh Gray plays Elphaba in Wicked

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 ahead of its visit to Aberdeen.

Presented by the Olivier Awards 2015 with Mastercard at The Royal Opera House on Sunday, April 12, 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 three weeks (from 5-30 May) for its final Scottish date.

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) and Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond).

Wicked is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End, has been seen by over 6.5 million people and played over 3,500 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” after almost 12 years at the Gershwin Theatre.

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.

It is based on the novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire.

Tickets are available at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by calling 01224 641122 or by visiting Aberdeen Box Office.