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En svartklädd häxa med grönt ansikte och en kvast står framför en stor klocka.


Musical in two acts. Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Book by Winnie Holzman. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire. Direction Samuel Harjanne. Swedish translation by Calle Norlén.

The amazing tale of the witches of Oz.

  • Duration

    Approx 3 h 15 min, incl. 1 interval (35 min)

  • Stage

    Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Language

    Swedish. With Swedish and English titles.

  • Price

    150–860 kr

  • Recommended age

    8 and up

  • Accessibility

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This is the Swedish premiere of the largest ever production of the smash-hit musical that has taken the world by storm – Wicked.

The Wicked musical tells the tale of the two witches of Oz before Dorothy dropped in on them in the classic MGM musical The Wizard of Oz. Find out how Elphaba and Glinda met and became the Wicked Witch and the Good Witch respectively, and how they succeeded in defeating the tyrannical Wizard of Oz. This is a tale of social exclusion, courage and love, told with magic, fantasy and wonderful music. A number of songs from the show have been hits in their own right, including “Defying Gravity”.

At 23 years of age, Feline Andersson makes her debut as the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba. The Good Witch Glinda is played by Anna Salonen, who has previously appeared in the musical Oliver! at the Göteborg Opera. The Gothenburg production will be the largest ever, with an expanded orchestra, large ensemble and breathtaking scenery.

The production is directed by Samuel Harjanne. The Finn has directed a long list of major musicals in England, Estonia and Finland, several in collaboration with choreographer Gunilla Olsson Karlsson. Conductor and musical director Bjorn Dobbelaere has performed the same tasks for several major musical productions at the Göteborg Opera. Set and costume designer takis has built a magical Oz that shifts between fairy tale and threatening, futuristic surveillance society.

Wicked is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and is one of the world’s most popular musicals. The original Broadway production premiered in 2003 and has since played for 7,000 performances. The show opened in London’s West End three years later.



Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Book by Winnie Holzman.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire.
Direction Samuel Harjanne.
Originally produced on Broadway by Marc Platt, David Stone and Universal Stage Productions.
Original Broadway production directed by Joe Mantello.
Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International.
Performed in Swedish, with a new translation by Calle Norlén.

Images from the show

Elphaba, upplyst i grönt och en kvast i handen, sjunger genom sammanbitna tänder.

In photo:  Feline Andersson|Photographer:  Lennart Sjöberg

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Glinda / GalindaAnna Salonen
Understudy Galinda/Glinda

Lina Svahn Larsson

Understudy Elphaba

Marie Gathe

Madame MorribleVera Veljovic
Understudy Fiyero

Timothy Garnham

Understudy Nessarose

Hanna Boquist


Oskar H Olsson

Understudy Boq

Hampus Engstrand

The Wizard of OzOle Forsberg
Dr DillamondDavid Lundqvist
Understudy Dr DillamondTobias Ahlsell

The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

Ensemble and understudies

Johanna Abenius, Tobias Ahlsell (understudy Dr Dillamond 31/10, 10/1), Jesper Blomberg, Albin Boudrée, Hanna Boquist (understudy Nessarose 12/11, 6/2), Jonathan Böiers, Julia Carlström, Lara Eide, Hampus Engstrand (understudy Boq 24/10, 19/1), Julia Forssell, Timothy Garnham (understudy Fiyero), Marie Gathe (understudy Elphaba 11/10, 13/10, 10/11, 17/11, 24/11, 16/1, 2/2, 9/2, 10/3, 5/4), Rasmus Hanák, Tova Hollender, Henrik Hjärne Jöneby, Matilda Karlsson, Bobbi Lindahl, Hanna Lindblad, Christofer Lindström, Eling Ljungberg, Christoffer Löwenadler, Karin Mårtenson Ghods (ensemble 16/9–16/2, understudy Madame Morrible 5/11), Alecsander Javier Nilsson, Freja Pennsäter, Kajsa Petersson, Robert Sillberg, Oscar Sundling Wallin, Lina Svahn Larsson (understudy Galinda/Glinda 19/10, 20/10, 14/11, 25/11, 21/1, 4/2, 10/2, 19/4), Veronika Wallentin

Wicked ensemble, group photo

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You are welcome to take photos and record videos during the curtain call. However, it is not permitted to take photos or record video or audio in the auditorium during the performance.