WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce its full new London cast. They’re all set to begin performances at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on Tuesday 7 March 2023. This is one of the most successful musicals of all time, now enjoying its 17th year at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre where it has been seen by more than 11 million people.
Who’s involved in Wicked
This madly popular show has already won more than 100 international awards including three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, and a Grammy. Tickets are currently on sale until Sunday 26th November 2023, with nine extra shows added to meet demand. Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone, and the UK Executive Producer is Michael McCabe.
- Leading the company will be Alexia Khadime as Elphaba, returning to the role
- The The Phantom of the Opera star Lucy St. Louis plays Glinda
- Caitlin Anderson will make her West End debut as Nessarose
- Current ensemble cast member Joe Thompson-Oubari will take over the role of Boq
- The rest of the new cast is confirmed as Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Mark Curry (The Wizard), Joe Thompson-Oubari (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Lisa-Anne Wood (Standby for Glinda), Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Conor Ashman, Jessica Aubrey, Joshua Clemetson, Fergus Dale, Effie Rae Dyson, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Ross Harmon, Kate Leiper, Nick Len, Jemima Loddy, Joshua Lovell, PaddyJoe Martin, Millie Mayhew, Harry Mills, Daniel Parrott, Aiesha Naomi Pease, Jeanie Ryan, Natalie Spriggs, James Titchener, Micaela Todd, Christine Tucker, Jaydon Vijn and Taela Yeomans-Brown
- Current cast members Lucie Jones (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Michael Colbourne, Nolan Edwards, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Lucie Horsfall, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Jasmine Leung, Maggie Lynne, Rhidian Marc, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Lewis Newton,and Samantha Thomas will all play their final performances on Sunday 5 March 2023
- Alexia Khadime (Elphaba) first played Elphaba to critical acclaim in 2008 and subsequently returned to the role for a second engagement in 2009/10. Alexia's many other leading West End roles have included Nala in Disney's The Lion King, Éponine in Les Misérables, and Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon
- Lucy St. Louis (Glinda) is currently starring as Christine Daaé in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre, London. She previously starred as Diana Ross in Motown The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre and as Antonia in Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum
- Caitlin Anderson (Nessarose) will make her West End debut in Wicked. She trained at Scotland's MGA Academy of Performing Arts, graduating in 2018
- Joe Thompson-Oubari (Boq) is currently appearing in the ensemble cast of Wicked and has played the role of Boq on many occasions. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in the summer of 2019, gaining an MA (with Distinction) in Musical Theatre
- Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wickedimagines a brilliant back-story for the lives of L. Frank Baum's beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
- Wicked has music and lyrics by multi-Oscar and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, Disney's Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted and its Disney+ sequel Disenchanted)
- The plot is based on the multi-million copy best-sellingnovel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and written by Emmy and Tony Award nominee Winnie Holzman
- Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento
- Direction is by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello
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About the Apollo Victoria Theatre
The Apollo Victoria Theatre has been home to Wicked for 15 years, an incredible West End achievement. Past shows at the Apollo Victoria Theatre include Fiddler on the Roof in 1983, Starlight Express between 1984 and 2002, and Saturday Night Fever between 2004 and 2006.