WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon, is flying back to Leeds Grand Theatre from Wednesday to July 7.

Telling the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, the show will star Amy Ross as Elphaba, Helen Woolf as Glinda, Aaron Sidwell as Fiyero, Steven Pinder as The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond, Kim Ismay as Madame Morrible, Emily Shaw as Nessarose and Iddon Jones as Boq.

Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, Wicked: The Life And Times Of The Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, depicting the unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students whose extraordinary adventures in Oz ultimately will see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman, the production is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello with music and lyrics by Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, of Godspell fame, whose songs include Defying Gravity.

Wicked played to more than 42,000 people on its previous run at the Leeds Grand in June and July 2014, making it one of the theatre's most successful shows of all time.

Here Amy Webb, in the guise of Elphaba, is pictured defying gravity atop the Clock Tower at Leeds Town Hall at February's launch of Wicked's return to Leeds. Tickets are on sale on 0844 848 2700 or at leedsgrandtheatre.com.