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"The gravity-defying 'Wizard of Oz' prequel" (Time Out London) is the recipient of more than 100 international awards, including 10 theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning 'Best West End Show' on three occasions) and two Olivier Audience Awards.

Acclaimed as "a world class West End musical with stunning spectacle, a heart-warming story and unforgettable songs" (Official London Theatre), WICKED is already the 14th longest running show in London theatre history and has now been seen by more than 9 million people in London alone.

WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

This unforgettable musical transports audiences to a stunningly re-imagined world of Oz, providing marvels beyond the imagination...


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WICKED ANNOUNCES NEW CAST FROM 23 JULY (15 MAY 2018)

Wicked, the "world class West End musical" (Official London Theatre) that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to confirm that Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie & Maria Coyne★ (Standby for Glinda) will all continue in their current roles. Joining them, from Monday 23 July 2018, will be the previously announced David Witts as Fiyero together with Chris Jarman (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Doctor Dillamond and current cast member Rosa O'Reilly, who takes over the role of Nessarose.

Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose) and original cast member Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond) will all play their final performances on Saturday 21 July 2018.

The full new cast from Monday 23 July 2018 is confirmed as: Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), David Witts (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Chris Jarman (Doctor Dillamond), Rosa O'Reilly (Nessarose), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba), Carina Gillespie & Maria Coyne★ (Standby for Glinda), Jennie Abbotts, Meg Astin, Rebecca Botterill, Nicole Carlisle, Conor Crown, Jonathan David Dudley, Lewis Easter, Kerry Enright, Aimee Fisher, Andre Fabien Francis, Chris George, Tom Andrew Hargreaves, Maggie Lynne, Carl Man, Rhidian Marc, James McHugh, Ellie Mitchell, Sam Robinson, Scott Sutcliffe, Genevieve Taylor, Paulo Teixeira, Samantha Thomas, Libby Watts, Bryony Whitfield, Chiarina Woodall and Tom Woollaston. ★Maternity cover.

David Witts (Fiyero) starred as 'Joey Branning' in EastEnders, for which he won 'Best Newcomer' at the 2013 National Television Awards. He also won an Inside Soap Award and was nominated for a British Soap Award. For American television, he has recently been a series regular in Recovery Road (for ABC/Freeform) and I Ship It (for the CW Network). He also completed filming An Unpleasant Surprise and Pride and Prejudice, Cut. On stage, he starred as 'Link Larkin' in Hairspray at Leicester Curve Theatre. David trained at the National Youth Theatre and National Youth Music Theatre.

Chris Jarman (Doctor Dillamond) most recently played 'Hagrid' and the 'Sorting Hat' in the original London cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. His other West End credits include 'The General' in the original cast of The Book of Mormon and 'Shank' in the original cast of Sister Act The Musical. For the National Theatre he appeared in The Comedy of Errors, directed by Dominic Cooke, and his many appearances with the RSC include The Merchant of Venice, directed by Rupert Goold. Chris is also the voice of the mysterious villain 'The Mechanic' in ITV's Thunderbirds Are Go.

Rosa O'Reilly (Nessarose) originally joined the London cast of WICKED in August 2016 and has already played the role of 'Nessarose' on many occasions. Prior to Wicked, Rosa's other credits included 'Soul Girl' in Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre) and 'Elizabeth' in Dirty Dancing (West End and UK Tour).

"One of the biggest success stories of contemporary musical theatre" (WhatsOnStage) and "a cultural phenomenon" (Official London Theatre), Wicked is already the 14th longest running show in West End theatre history and has now been seen by more than 9 million people in London alone. Around the world, Wicked has won over 100 major awards, including ten theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning 'Best West End Show' on three occasions) and two Olivier Audience Awards in the UK.



TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCES; FIVE EXTRA SHOWS ADDED (16 APRIL 2018)

Wicked, the "spellbinding smash hit" (Time Out London) that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced its 2018/19 Christmas performance schedule, with extra matinee shows added on Monday 24 December 2018, Thursday 27 December 2018, Friday 28 December 2018, Sunday 30 December 2018 and Thursday 3 January 2019, all at 2:30pm.

The full schedule is as follows:
2018
Saturday 22 December, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 23 December, No performance
Monday 24 December, 2.30pm
Tuesday 25 December, No performance
Wednesday 26 December, 7.30pm
Thursday 27 December, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 28 December, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Saturday 29 December, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 30 December, 2.30pm
Monday 31 December, No performance

2019
Tuesday 1 January, 7.30pm
Wednesday 2 January, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday 3 January, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 4 January, 7.30pm
Saturday 5 January, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Acclaimed as "a thrilling theatrical experience with brains, heart and courage" (Metro) and "one of the most popular West End musicals ever" (Evening Standard), Wicked is already the 15th longest running show in West End theatre history and has now been seen by almost 9 million people in London alone. Around the world, "the gravity-defying Wizard of Oz prequel" (Time Out London) has won over 100 major awards, including ten theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning 'Best West End Show' on three occasions) and two Olivier Audience Awards in the UK.

The hit show currently stars Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie & Maria Coyne★ (Standby for Glinda).

Cast subject to change from 23 July 2018. ★Maternity cover.



WICKED ANNOUNCES 25TH NEW BOOKING PERIOD (24 JANUARY 2018)

Wicked, the smash hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced the opening of its 25th new booking period. Over 500,000 new tickets for "the world class West End musical" (Official London Theatre) have been released, with booking extended to Saturday 24 May 2019.

"The gravity-defying Wizard of Oz prequel" (Time Out London) recently became the 7th longest running show currently playing in the West End. Already also the 15th longest running show in West End theatre history, Wicked has been seen by over 8.5 million people at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre and played almost 5000 performances. Around the world, it has won over 100 major awards, including ten theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning 'Best West End Show' on three occasions) and two Olivier Audience Awards in the UK.

The show currently stars Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie & Maria Coyne (Standby for Glinda).

Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz', Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.



WICKED EXTENDS BOOKING TO MAY 2018 (9 FEBRUARY 2017)

Wicked has announced the opening of its 23rd new booking period at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, with tickets now on sale until Saturday 26 May 2018.

Acclaimed as "one of the West Endís true modern classics" (Metro), Wicked is now the 17th longest running show in London theatre history and recently celebrated a decade of performances at the Apollo Victoria Theatre where the "hugely popular show" (The Times) will shortly welcome its 8 millionth theatregoer. Around the world, the musical has now been seen by over 50 million people in 15 countries, and won over 100 major awards.

From 30 January 2017, Wicked will star Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba), Suzie Mathers (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible), Mark Curry (The Wizard), Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose), Idriss Kargbo (Boq), Alice Fearn (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).

Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.



WICKED EXTENDS BOOKING TO NOV 2017 (20 SEPTEMBER 2016)

The hit West End production of Wicked is now booking until 4 November 2017, it has been announced.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary later this month, the musical has confirmed its 22nd extension at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, now booking until November 2017 - with tickets available for the new booking period available now.

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked tells the untold story of the wizard of Oz and an unlikely friendship between Glinda and Elphaba. It features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, including the songs Popular, The Wizard and I and the iconic Defying Gravity.

As of now, the cast for the London production includes the return of Rachel Tucker as Elphaba, Suzie Mathers begins performances as Glinda, as well as Anita Dobson as Madame Morrible, Martin Ball as Doctor Dillamond and Idriss Kargbo as Boq. They will join continuing cast members Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Mark Curry (The Wizard), Katie Rowley Jones, Alice Fearn and Carina Gillespie.



WILLEMIJN VERKAIK RETURNS TO WICKED AS ELPHABA (15 SEPTEMBER 2016)

Wicked will welcome back Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba and Sue Kelvin (Bette Midler... and Me, Barmitzvah Boy, Private Lives) as Madame Morrible from Monday 30 January 2017. Sarah McNicholas (Evita, Carrie) will also join the cast as Nessarose on the same date.

Willemijn Verkaik has previously played Elphaba on Broadway, in both Stuttgart and Oberhausen in Germany (and she can be heard on the Original German Cast Recording), at the Circustheater in Holland and in the West End. She is the only actor in the show's history to perform the role in more than one language. She returns to the Apollo Victoria Theatre as part of the production's ongoing 10th anniversary celebrations. Willemijn recently starred as Kala in Disney's Tarzan at the Apollo Theater in Stuttgart, Germany and provided the singing voice of Elsa in the Dutch and German language versions of Disney's Academy® Award-winning film Frozen. She also recently played the role of Paulina in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in London.

From Monday 30 January 2017, the Wicked cast includes Willemijn Verkaik, (Elphaba), Suzie Mathers (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible), Mark Curry (The Wizard), Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose), Idriss Kargbo (Boq), Alice Fearn (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).

Acclaimed as "a wicked and wonderful vision of Oz" (London Evening Standard) and "pure magic" (Time Out London), the multi award-winning London production of Wicked will celebrate 10 years at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on Tuesday 27 September 2016 and is already the 8th longest-running show currently playing in West End. Around the world, Wicked has now been seen by 50 million people in 14 countries, and won over 100 major awards.



WICKED ANNOUNCES 10TH ANNIVERSARY CAST (24 MAY 2016)

From Monday 5 September the new cast that will lead Wicked through its 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre will include: Rachel Tucker, who will return to the London production direct from a triumphant run on Broadway to play Elphaba; Suzie Mathers, who joins from the Australian production to star as Glinda; Oliver Savile, who continues as Fiyero; Anita Dobson, who joins to play Madame Morrible; Mark Curry, who continues as The Wizard; original cast member Martin Ball, who returns to play Doctor Dillamond; original cast member Katie Rowley Jones, who continues as Nessarose and Idriss Kargbo, who joins to play Boq. Alice Fearn will be Standby for Elphaba and Carina Gillespie continues as Standby for Glinda.

Executive Producer Michael McCabe said: "We are delighted to announce the fantastic company that will lead us through the 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre later this year. It is a great pleasure to welcome back from Broadway the incredible Rachel Tucker who will star alongside Suzie Mathers, who appeared in the Australian production, as Elphaba and Glinda. Surrounding them will be many exciting new faces, including the incomparable Anita Dobson as Madame Morrible, and celebrated alumni, including the return of original cast member Martin Ball as Doctor Dillamond."

The production, acclaimed as "pure magic" (Time Out London), is currently booking until Saturday 29 April 2017. Please note that Rachel Tucker, Anita Dobson and Katie Rowley Jones appear until Saturday 28 January 2017 only. Current London cast members Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq) and Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) will all play their final performances on Saturday 3 September 2016.

On Tuesday 27 September the show will celebrate an extraordinary 10 years in London. Now the 8th longest-running show in the West End★ and already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history★, the !hugely popular show" (The Times) has played over 4000 performances and been seen by over 7 million people in London alone. (★Information verified by The Society of London Theatre.)



MARK CURRY TO JOIN WICKED AS THE WIZARD (8 FEBRUARY 2016)

Wicked, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced that the actor and presenter Mark Curry will play The Wizard from 25 March. Tom McGowan will play his final performance as The Wizard on 12 March, and from 14-24 March the role will be played by Sean Kearns.

Mark Curry has enjoyed a long and successful career as both an actor and popular television and radio presenter. He is still best remembered by many for Blue Peter, which he co-hosted alongside Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding from 1986 to 1990. His many recent theatre appearances include: Dr. Armstrong and subsequently Rogers in Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (UK Tour); Richard Willey MP in Ray Cooney's Out of Order (The Mill at Sonning); Andre Cassell in Victor/Victoria (Southwark Playhouse); Larry in Company (Southwark Playhouse); The Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour) and The Compere in Victoria Wood's Talent (Menier Chocolate Factory).

Wicked currently stars: Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Tom McGowan (The Wizard), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).



WICKED EXTENDS BOOKING TO APRIL 2017 (1 FEBRUARY 2016)

Wicked has announced the opening of its 21st booking period, with over 500,000 new tickets now on sale for performances until Saturday 29 April 2017. The long-running London production, which is now in its 10th anniversary year, continues to break Box Office records at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, most recently setting a new house record with a weekly gross of £1,030,379.00 (for the week ending Saturday 2 January 2016).

Acclaimed as "a magical story of friendship, love and growing up" and "a package of show-stopping songs and razor-sharp wit", Wicked has now been seen by over 7 million people in London alone and is currently the 9th longest-running show in the West End and already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history.

The musical currently stars: Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Tom McGowan (The Wizard), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).

Based on the international best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz', Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.



BROADWAY STAR JOINS WEST END'S WICKED (12 AUGUST 2015)

Wicked is to welcome the American stage, television and film actor Tom McGowan to the role of The Wizard from Monday 21 September for a limited season until Saturday 12 March 2016. He will be making his West End debut.

Tom McGowan has been playing The Wizard in various North American productions of Wicked to great acclaim since 2009, including three separate engagements at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway. His other Broadway credits include Bessie in Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina, Amos Hart in Chicago, Anton Chekhov's Ivanov, and the original production of David Hirson's La Bete (Tony® and Drama Desk Award nominations, Best Actor in a Play). His many television appearances include recurring roles as KACL Station Manager Kenny Daly in Frasier, Bernie in Everybody Loves Raymond and Joe in The War at Home, as well as guest starring roles in Veep, Modern Family, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, CSI, Hot in Cleveland, ER and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Films include The Birdcage, Heavyweights, Ghost World, Bad Santa, As Good As It Gets, Bean, The Family Man, Twelve and Holding and Sleepless in Seattle.

McGowan said: "I am thrilled to be invited to make my West End stage debut in Wicked playing the role that has been such a huge and fulfilling part of my career on Broadway and across North America at various times since 2009. I look forward to meeting and working with the amazing London cast."

Executive Producer (UK) Michael McCabe said: "We are absolutely delighted that the wonderful Tom McGowan will be recreating his acclaimed Broadway performance as The Wizard in the West End production of Wicked, and we very much look forward to welcoming him to the Apollo Victoria Theatre in September."

From Monday 21 September 2015, Wicked will star: Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Tom McGowan (The Wizard), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba), Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda), Chloe Ames, Nicholas Collier, Laura Emmitt, Kerry Enright, Oliver Evans, Freya Field, Joseph Fletcher, Rosie Fletcher, David Gale, Sergio Giacomelli, Sheila Grant, Chester Hayes, Lauren James Ray, Aaron Jenkins, Jasmine Kerr, Natalie McQueen, Billy Mitchell, Scott Monello, Kane Oliver Parry, Steph Parry, Julienne Schembri, Paulo Teixeira, Joe Toland, Hannah Toy, Russell Walker and Helen Woolf.



WICKED ANNOUNCE CAST UPDATES (22 JULY 2015)

Wicked have confirmed that the current stars Emma Hatton (Elphaba) and Savannah Stevenson (Glinda) have both extended their contracts and will continue with the long-running hit into 2016. Joining them from Monday 21 September 2015 will be Oliver Savile (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and the UK Tour of Cats) as Fiyero; Sean Kearns (The Commitments, The 39 Steps, Billy Elliot The Musical) as Doctor Dillamond; current West End ensemble cast member Daniel Hope as Boq and Carina Gillespie, who played Nessarose (and the role of Glinda on many occasions) on Wicked's multi recordbreaking UK & Ireland Tour, as Standby for Glinda.

Also continuing with the show are current cast members Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose) and Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba). Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Steven Pinder (Doctor Dillamond, from 10 August 2015), Sam Lupton (Boq) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby for Glinda) will all play their final performances on Saturday 19 September 2015. Philip Childs plays his final performance as Doctor Dillamond on Saturday 8 August 2015.

Wicked is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End and has already been seen by almost 7 million people and played over 3700 performances. The show also won the 2015 This Morning Audience Award, presented by the Olivier Awards earlier this year.



WICKED WINS AUDIENCE AWARD AT THE OLIVIERS (13 APRIL 2015)

Wicked has won the ITV This Morning Audience Award. Presented by the Olivier Awards 2015 at The Royal Opera House on Sunday, it's the only award that is voted for by the public. The hit musical previously won the Olivier Audience Award in 2010.

UK Executive Producer Michael McCabe said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have been honoured in this way by the theatregoing public. We'd like to thank everyone who voted for us and send a huge debt of gratitude to our extraordinary cast, musicians and company at the Apollo Victoria Theatre for their passionate and tireless commitment to Wicked".
Recently acclaimed as "one of the greatest musicals of our time" (Daily Mail), this "big-hearted musical extravaganza about the land of Oz" (Time Out) at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End, has been seen by over 6.5 million people in London alone and recently played its landmark 3500th performance.
The London production currently stars Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Philip Childs (Doctor Dillamond), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby for Glinda).



JENNIFER DENOIA JOINS WICKED (27 SEPTEMBER 2014)

Wicked have confirmed that Jennifer DiNoia, who has enjoyed a remarkable eight year association with the show in North America and internationally, will join the West End production for a strictly limited 14 week engagement as Elphaba from Monday 27 October 2014 to Saturday 31 January 2015 at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre.

She first joined the cast of Wicked in 2006 and has subsequently performed the role of Elphaba to huge acclaim across North America in the national tour, in both the Broadway and Chicago productions, and internationally in Seoul and Sydney. She will make her West End debut in the role on Monday 27 October 2014, marking the fourth country and sixth company of Wicked in which she will have performed the role.

Jennifer DiNoia said "I am so honoured and excited to be making my West End and UK debut in this incredible role that has been part of my life and career for eight extraordinary years. I look forward to working with Savannah Stevenson and the amazing London company".

Executive Producer Michael McCabe said: "We are all delighted that Jennifer DiNoia will now get to add London to the extensive list of cities in North America and around the world in which she has already performed the role of Elphaba to such acclaim. We look forward to welcoming her to the West End production for what looks set to be a very special engagement".

Wicked is now the 10th longest running show in the West End and is currently booking until 25 April 2015.



KERRY ELLIS RETURNS TO WICKED (15 JULY 2014)

Wicked is to welcome back the original British Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, who will recreate her celebrated performance for 12 weeks from Monday 4 August. Willemijn Verkaik will play her final performance as Elphaba this Saturday (19 July). She departs the production in order to have surgery to address an ongoing back condition.

Michael McCabe, Executive Producer of Wicked said: "We are all so sorry that Willemijn's truly remarkable international journey with Wicked, that began in Germany in 2007, should end prematurely. It is only her extraordinary determination and professionalism that has enabled her to continue performing to date despite enduring extreme pain and discomfort. We are very grateful to her and pleased that many thousands of West End theatregoers did get the opportunity of seeing her wonderful performance as Elphaba since she joined the cast in November 2013. On behalf of the entire company, we wish Willemijn a full and speedy recovery. In the meantime, we are absolutely thrilled to welcome back the incredible Kerry Ellis to the role that won her awards both in the West End and on Broadway for a very special limited season."

Willemijn Verkaik said: "To be given the chance to play Elphaba in four different countries is something I am incredibly grateful for. Now I have to cut my West End run short and it's absolutely devastating to me. I've been fighting this injury for a few months but was determined not to let anything get in the way of my West End debut and certainly not wanting to disappoint the audiences. But I have to face the facts. I thank producers David Stone and Michael McCabe and our General Managers, Playful Productions, the cast and crew and all of you so much for all your support in this difficult time. I promise I'll be back on stage soon, in better shape than ever!"

Kerry Ellis said:: "It is an absolute thrill for me to be returning to this amazing show and the incredible role of Elphaba that is so very special to me. I can't wait to be green again and join this fantastic cast". Last weekend, Kerry appeared with Kristin Chenoweth at the Royal Albert Hall. She will not be appearing in Wicked on Tuesday 19 August, Saturday 27 September, Thursday 2 October - Friday 10 October, Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 October and Saturday 18 October due to her concert appearances.



NIKKI DAVIS-JONES TO JOIN LONDON WICKED CAST (3 JULY 2014)

Wicked have announced that Nikki Davis-Jones, currently winning rave reviews for her performance as Elphaba in the UK touring production, will join the London cast from Monday 27 October 2014. Also joining the cast are Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible) and Philip Childs (Doctor Dillamond).

Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible) and Paul Clarkson ŔDoctor Dillamond) will all play their final performances on Saturday 25 October 2014.

Savannah Stevenson ((Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba) and Sophie LinderřLee (Standby Glinda) all continue in their roles.

Acclaimed as "one of the most popular West End musicals ever" (London Evening Standard), the London production of the global musical phenomenon has already been seen by almost 6 million people since its premiere in September 2006 and is now the 10th longest running show in the West End.

As well as the Wicked UK tour, Nikki Davis-Jones has appeared in the West End in Little Women, Never Forget, Blood Brothers, as well as the film and stage versions of Mamma Mia!



WICKED EXTENDS INTO 2015 (3 FEBRUARY 2014)

A new booking period has gone on sale for Wicked, which will take the show into its 9th year at the Apollo Victoria. The award-winning West End sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz is now booking until Saturday 25 April 2015.

Now the 15th longest-running musical in West End theatre history and acclaimed as "the hit musical with brains, heart and courage" (The Sunday Telegraph), the London production of the global musical phenomenon has already been seen by over 5.5 million people since its premiere in September 2006 and played over 3000 performances.

Wicked currently stars: Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Paul Clarkson (Doctor Dillamond), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby Glinda).

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz', Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.











Information
Type of production: Musical

Opened: 07 September 2006

Booking until: 25 May 2019

Running time: 2 hrs 50 mins

Prices: £26.00 - £231.00

Author / playwright: Gregory Maguire

Director: Joe Mantello

Music by: Stephen Schwartz

> LATEST NEWS WICKED ANNOUNCES NEW CAST FROM 23 JULY (15 MAY 2018)