New Cast Announced for Wicked

New Cast Announced for Wicked

Posted On: Jul 6, 2017
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    The brand new cast have been announced for the London production of Wicked.

    It looks as if Alice Fearn will be sticking around Oz For Good as it has been announced this week that she will be assuming the role of Elphaba in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Alice, whose previous West End appearances include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek the Musical and Les Miserables, will become permanently green from the 24 July 2017.

    Joining her as best frenemy Glinda is Sophie Evans, runner up of BBC’s Over The Rainbow back in 2010. Since finishing the show, Sophie went on to appear as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium, so she is no stranger to the yellow brick road!

    Bradley Jaden (Les Miserables), who is currently playing the role of Fiyero in the international tour of Wicked, will join Alice and Sophie this summer. Taking over the role of Madame Morrible is Melanie La Barrie, who is currently part of Liverpool Everyman Theatre’s Everyman Company. Her West End appearances have included being part of the original casts for both Matilda and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables. Andy Hockley will be playing The Wizard after a very impressive stint of over 1000 performances as Monsieur Firmin in The Phantom of the Opera both in the West End and on tour. Making his professional debut as Boq is Jack Lansbury, a Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts graduate.

    All current cast members with play their final performances on the 22 July 2017, with the new cast beginning on the 24 July 2017.

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    Recently acclaimed as 'one of the West End’s true modern classics' (Metro) and a three-time winner of the WhatsOnStage Award for ‘Best West End Show’ and the two-time winner of the Olivier Audience Award, Wicked continues to entertain audiences of all ages after more than a decade of spellbinding performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

    Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University; the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destines as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

    With show-stopping songs by Stephen Schwartz and adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman from the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is an unforgettable musical that transports audiences to a stunningly re-imagined world of Oz, providing marvels beyond your imagination.