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Emma Hatton will take over the role of 'Elphaba' in the West End production of Wicked from 02 February 2015 at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. She will replace Jennifer DiNoia, who will play her final performance as Elphaba on 31 January 2015.
Hatton is currently starring as standby Elphaba after joining the cast in December 2013. She temporarily became lead Elphaba in July 2014, playing the role until August of this year when she returned to being standby, as Kerry Ellis joined the cast. She performed her 100th show as Elphaba on 3 September 2014.
The current cast of Wicked includes Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero); Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose),Paul Clarkson (Doctor Dillamond - Philip Childs takes over from 27 Oct 2014), Sam Lupton (Boq), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible - Liza Sadovy takes over from 27 Oct 2014).
The show opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre 27 September 2006, following previews from 07 September, and has since been seen by almost 6 million people. Wicked is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman.
The musical 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.
Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, David Stone, and Michael McCabe.