Wicked Is Now West End's 14th Longest-Running Musical; Top 20 Revealed

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08 Aug 2014

The London production of Wicked, now running at the Apollo Victoria, has just set a new record, overtaking the 1985 revival of Me and My Girl to become the 14th longest-running musical in West End history.



Me and My Girl previously held the position with a run of 3,303 performances during its run from 1985 to 1993.

Wicked also currently holds the 10th position in the list of the longest-running shows currently playing in the West End.

The full list of the Top 20 longest-running musicals in West End history, with their length of run, follows:

1. Les Misérables still running, over 11,905 performances

2. The Phantom of the Opera still running, over 11,574 performances

3. Blood Brothers (closed, 10,013 performances)

4. Cats (closed, 8,949 performances)
5. Starlight Express (closed, 7,406 performances)
6. Mamma Mia! still running, over 6,422 performances
7. Disney’s The Lion King still running, over 6,195 performances

8. Chicago (closed, 6,187 performances)
9. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (closed, 5,140 performances)

10. We Will Rock You (closed, 4,659 performances)

11. Miss Saigon (original 1989 production / closed, 4,264 performances)

12. Billy Elliot The Musical still running, over 3,894 performances

13. Jesus Christ Superstar (original 1972 production / closed, 3,357 performances)

14. Wicked still running, over 3,304 performances

15. Me and My Girl (1985 revival / closed, 3,303 performances)

16. Evita (original 1978 production / closed, 2,900 performances)

17. Oliver! (original 1960 production / closed, 2,618 performances)

18. Grease! (1993 revival / closed, 2,529 performances)

19. The Sound Of Music (original 1961 production / closed, 2,385 performances)

20. My Fair Lady (original 1958 production / closed, 2,281 performances)