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Cast updates for Wicked from 16 July 2007
Kerry Ellis (Elphaba), Susie Blake (Madame Morrible), Nigel Planer (The Wizard), James Gillan (Boq) and Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose) have all extended their contracts and will continue in their respective roles.
Current cast members Helen Dallimore (Glinda), Adam Garcia (Fiyero) and Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond) will play their final performances on Saturday 14 July 2007.
From Monday 16 July 2007Oliver Tompsett will play 'Fiyero', Andy Mace (Doctor Dillamond), Cassidy Janson (Elphaba Standby) and Sarah Earnshaw (Glinda Standby) - all are members of the original London cast. Dianne Pilkington, as prevously announced, will play Glinda.
The full ensemble is confirmed as: Gary Amers, Nicola Brazil, Nadine Cox, Aileen Donohoe, Ashleigh Gray, Aimee Hall, Kady Jo Jackson, Caroline Keiff, Mark Henry-Evans, John Hicks, Dougal Irvine, Latoya Laijan, Mitchell Mahony, Christopher Mitchell, Adam Murray, Haydn Oakley, Sean Parkins, Michael Pickering, David Stoller, Lindsay Taylor, Hannah Toye, Kerry Washington, Lucy Waugh, Gary Wood.
WICKED opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre 27 Sep 2006, following previews from 7 Sep - to reasonable notices from the popular press: THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Remarkable kaleidoscope of magical shocks, surprises and sensations. Wicked works like a dream."THE INDEPENDENT says, "I enjoyed very little. " THE GUARDIAN says, "Efficient, knowing and highly professional but more like a piece of industrial product than something that genuinely touches the heart or mind." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Witty, enjoyable" THE TIMES says, "Songs bang out, along with iffy lyrics and not-so-witty dialogue."
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman.
It is directed by Joe Mantello, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costumes by Susan Hilferty, lighting by Kenneth Posner, sound by Tony Meola, orchestrations by William David Brohn, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by Joe Mantello.
Two girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, feisty and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very, very popular. WICKED is the story of these two unlikely friends and how they end up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
WICKED is currently booking to 29 March 2008