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Wicked 'sets record' for West End
Helen Dallimore in Wicked
The prequel to The Wizard of Oz first opened on Broadway in 2003
A Tony award-winning musical about the witches from The Wizard of Oz has achieved the highest box office takings in West End history, its producers say.

Wicked took 761,000 during its eight performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre last week, a record for a show on the London stage, they claim.

Based on Gregory Maguire's best-selling novel, it explains why one witch was good, while the other became wicked.

It has been seen by more than 130,000 people since its debut on 7 September.

The Broadway version of Wicked became the highest-grossing show in New York musical history, and the original cast recording won a Grammy award.


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