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Wicked and Feast are the Latest Shows to Extend in the Capital

Friday, 15th Feb 2013  

The Musical Adds a Host of New Dates Whilst The Young Vic Play Adds a Week of Extra Performances

It has been revealed that both Wicked and Feast will be granting extra dates to theatregoers in the capital as they have both announced booking extensions, the former adding new dates into the next year and the latter adding an extra week to its popular run at the Young Vic Theatre.

Wicked is, of course, the high profile musical that focuses on the early years Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. We meet the duo during their school years, with Elphaba facing life cursed with emerald green skin and blessed book smarts, whilst Glinda gains popularity due to her beauty. What begins as a playground rivalry, however, eventually spills out of the classroom and engulfs all of Oz, well before Dorothy and Toto leave behind Kansas.

The production opened its doors at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in 2006 and, like on Broadway, has become a big hit with London theatre fans. Many talented performers have taken on its lead roles and they currently include Louise Dearman as Elphaba and Gina Beck as Glinda. It is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire.

The show is one of many musicals in the capital to gain a booking extension regularly so it is likely we will see many more in the years to come. For the time being, however, it is now taking bookings to Saturday 26th April 2014.

Feast, meanwhile, from director Rufus Norris has also been granted extra dates at its home at the Young Vic Theatre. The play is a look at Yoruba culture that opened at the venue earlier this month and was due to bow out by 23rd February 2013. However The Audience response has clearly been high enough to justify a booking extension of its own, undoubtedly thanks to George Cespedes’ choreography and Norris’s direction, among the rest of the crew’s contributions.

It means that those that haven’t had the chance to pick up theatre tickets will extra time to do so as the production will now taking bookings until Saturday 2nd March 2013.

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