Watch: What to expect from Wicked at Sunderland Empire

The news that Sunderland Empire will welcome back hit musical Wicked seems to have left readers spellbound.

This morning's announcement has proved one of our most popular stories of the day on our website, with thousands of you keen to see the show return.

Wicked will fly back to Sunderland next year.

Wicked will fly back to Sunderland next year.

For those who haven't yet seen the musical, which tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz here's a trailer from the UK tour.

To read more about the show returning to Sunderland click here.