London’s Wicked Welcomes New Glinda, Elphaba, Fiyero, and More July 22

London News   London’s Wicked Welcomes New Glinda, Elphaba, Fiyero, and More July 22
 
The hit musical continues at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in the West End.
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Helen Woolf and Nikki Bentley Matt Crockett

The London production of Wicked welcomes Nikki Bentley and Helen Woolf to the leading roles of Elphaba and Glinda, respectively, beginning July 22 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Alistair Brammer, seen on Broadway in the revival of Miss Saigon, also steps into the role of Fiyero.

Both Bentley and Woolf previously played the roles in the U.K. and Ireland tour of the Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical. Kim Ismay, also seen on tour, joins the London company in the role of Madame Morrible.

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Alistair Brammer Matt Crockett

Carina Gillespie returns to the role of Nessarose—which she played in the 2013–15 U.K. and Ireland tour, Idriss Kargbo (Five Guys Named Moe, The Lion King) returns to the London production to play Boq for a limited engagement through November 10, Simeon Truby (Sweeney Todd) plays Doctor Dillamond, and Lisa-Anne Wood (The Phantom of the Opera) joins the company as the standby for Glinda.

Andy Hockley continues as The Wizard, Laura Pick continues as standby for Elphaba, and Natasha Ferguson is the maternity cover for Nessarose.

Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), David Witts (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Chris Jarman (Doctor Dillamond), Rosa O’Reilly (Nessarose), and Jack Lansbury (Boq) all played their final performances July 20.

Beginning July 22, the ensemble includes Chanelle Anthony, Meg Astin, Rebecca Botterill, Michael Colbourne, Lewis Easter, Nolan Edwards, Kerry Enright, Chris George, Rebecca Gilliland, Lucie Horsfall, Nicole Lupino, Maggie Lynne, Stuart Maciver, Carl Man, Rhidian Marc, Joanna Sawyer, Scott Sutcliffe, Genevieve Taylor, Grant Thresh, James Titchener, Libby Watts, Bryony Whitfield, Chad Wilder, Dickie Wood, Chiarina Woodall, and Tom Woollaston.

SEE WHAT ELSE IS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM IN LONDON

Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has musical staging by Tony winner Wayne Cilento and direction by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello.

(Updated July 22, 2019)

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