News: First Look at the New Wicked Cast

February 29, 2024
News: First Look at the New Wicked Cast

Wicked, the West End stage musical phenomenon, has released the first production images, by photographer Matt Crockett, of Michael Fenten Stevens as the Wizard, Graham Kent as Doctor Dillamond, Laura Harrison as standby for Elphaba and Christine Tucker as the standby for Glinda (Maternity cover). They have been released together with new images of current cast members Lucy St. Louis as Glinda, Ryan Reid as Fiyero, Caitlin Anderson as Nessarose and Joe Thompson-Oubari as Boq.

Former ensemble cast member Laura Harrison returns to Wicked as Standby for Elphaba and current ensemble cast member Christine Tucker remains with the company to assume the role of Standby for Glinda, as maternity cover for Lisa-Anne Wood.

Labelled as one of the most successful musicals of all time, Wicked opened in London in 2006 and is already the 11th longest-running West End production in history. Telling the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, the production has been seen by more than 12 million people in London alone.

From Tuesday 12 March 2024, the London production will star Alexia Khadime (Elphaba), Lucy St. Louis (Glinda), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Michael Fenton Stevens (The Wizard), Caitlin Anderson (Nessarose), Graham Kent (Doctor Dillamond), Joe Thompson-Oubari (Boq), Laura Harrison (Standby for Elphaba), Christine Tucker (Standby for Glinda), Conor Ashman, Jessica Aubrey, Jeremy Batt, Felipe Bejarano, Asmara Cammock, Joshua Clemetson, Effie Rae Dyson, Aimee Hodnett, Kate Leiper, Jemima Loddy, Joshua Lovell, Rory Maguire, PaddyJoe Martin, Darnell Mathew-James, Millie Mayhew, Ayden Morgan, Rishard-Kyro Nelson, Aston Newman Hannington, Aiesha Naomi Pease, Jeanie Ryan, Natalie Spriggs, Charlotte Anne Steen, James Titchener, Micaela Todd, Taela Yeomans-Brown, and Jacob Young.

Current cast members Mark Curry (The Wizard), Steven Pinder (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Fergus Dale, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Ross Harmon, Harry Mills, Daniel Parrott, and Jaydon Vijn all depart on Sunday 10 March 2024.

London performances begin Tuesday – Saturday at 7.30pm, and Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2.30pm. The following four added shows are also now on sale: Thursday 4 April, Thursday 1 August, Thursday 15 August and Thursday 31 October 2024, all at 2:30pm.

Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s celebrated stage musical is based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire and imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, revealing the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming ‘Glinda The Good’ and the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’.

Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK) Michael McCabe.

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