Wicked has become the biggest hit musical in the history of Milton Keynes Theatre, it has been announced.
More than 45,000 saw the spectacular production during its five-week run at the venue. It continues touring the UK breaking records wherever it goes.
Executive producer, Michael McCabe said: “Audiences in Milton Keynes were incredible and we thank them, and all of the staff at the theatre, for their generous welcome and support during our fantastic run.
“We are thrilled and grateful that so many people attended performances”.
Mike Keane, Milton Keynes Theatre general manager agreed.
He said: “It has been a genuine pleasure having Wicked at the venue, our audiences’ ecstatic reaction to this phenomenal show is a joy to behold at the end of every performance.
“On behalf of MKT, I would personally like to thank the producers, cast, crew and the entire Wicked family for bringing this spectacle to a record-breaking audience at Milton Keynes Theatre.”
The award-winning London production continues its open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now in its 8th year.
The show is already the 15th longest-running musical in West End theatre history and has already surpassed its 3000th landmark performance.
Around the world, Wicked has already been seen by over 39 million people and has nine productions running concurrently.
The original Broadway production remains Broadway’s biggest blockbuster after a decade at the Gershwin Theatre.
In a re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students.
Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.