Cheap Wicked tickets at the Edinburgh Playhouse
Experience this unforgettable musical and you’ll discover to your delight that you didn’t really know the whole story of the enchanted Land of Oz after all.
There’s never been a better time to catch what the Sunday Telegraph called ‘the hit musical with brains, heart and courage’. Wicked won the Olivier Audience Award for Most Popular Show in 2010.
It's been casting its spell over audiences across the world for a decade now, winning over 90 international awards in total.
Wicked was written by Winnie Holzman with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. It's based on Gregory Maguire's novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which shares its universe with the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and Oz creator L. Frank Baum's original, classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Wicked is a contemporary re-imagining of the stories and characters of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, centring on the unlikely but profound friendship between Elphaba and Glinda, two girls who first meet as sorcery students.
You’ll follow their extraordinary adventures in Oz and discover the secret history of how they came to fulfil their destinies as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda The Good. You’ll catch teasing glimpses of legendary characters like the Cowardly Lion - whose destiny won’t be fulfilled until the events of the Wizard of Oz take place – but that’s a different story, for another time.
The outstanding, passionate songs that populate Wicked’s uplifting score include Popular, I'm Not That Girl, What Is This Feeling?, No One Mourns the Wicked and the spine-tingling centrepiece, Defying Gravity.
Take a trip to the Emerald City and prepare to be thoroughly bewitched.
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Edinburgh Playhouse Seat Plan
Choose your seats from the plan of the Edinburgh Playhouse above. If you're making your first visit to a theatre or you're simply unsure about where you'd most like to be seated, here's a quick guide to help you choose:
The Stalls are level with and closest to the stage. The Dress Circle (or simply the Circle) is the level of seating above the Stalls. The Upper Circle or Grand Circle is above the Dress Circle. The Balcony, above the Upper Circle, is the highest level of seating.
The Edinburgh Playhouse is situated on Greenside Place in Edinburgh, close to Edinburgh Waverley rail station. Built in 1929, this 3059 seat venue is said to be haunted by a ghost called Albert. The theatre was designed by architect John Fairweather and opened in the year of its construction.
Originally designed as a theatre, by the time it opened its owners decided to run the Playhouse as a cinema instead. And so it was, for the next four decades. Its first presentation was a film called The Doctor's Secret.
In 1973, a major slump in cinema attendances led to the closure of the Playhouse. It was bought by a property developer who planned to put an office block in its place. Fortunately this didn’t happen, but the building remained under threat for some time.
Two former Playhouse employees campaigned to save the theatre and it was ultimately awarded a class B preservation order by the Secretary of State in 1973. The Edinburgh Playhouse Society was formed two years later and petitioned to re-purpose the venue as a platform for opera and ballet.
After years of campaign pressure, Lothian Regional Council bought and refurbished the Playhouse, which now functions as a combined cinema and theatre. The first theatrical performance it hosted was a Variety Club of Great Britain charity gala in June 1980.
Today, the Edinburgh Playhouse enjoys consistent success and has established a solid reputation for staging a wide variety of musicals, shows and events as well as being home to a youth project which aims to help young people get interested in theatre.
The layout, size and atmosphere of the Edinburgh Playhouse make it the perfect place to see plays, musicals and local shows. Recent successes include Spamalot, Jools Holland, The Phantom Of The Opera, American Idiot, Dirty Dancing, 9-5 The Musical and Starlight Express.
Whatever you decide to see at the Edinburgh Playhouse, we wish you an entertaining and rewarding visit.
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