It has been announced that a new cast is to join the popular West End show Wicked the Musical in the New Year at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, with Lucie Jones starring in the role of Elphaba. The new cast will take over from February 1st 2022. Tickets to see Wicked in London are on sale now.
Laura Pick will finally leave her role as Elphaba and hand over her broomstick to Lucie Jones, whose previous West End credits include prominent roles in both Waitress and Les Miserables. Other major changes to the cast will include Ryan Reid taking over the role of Fiyero, Sophie-Louise Dann as Madame Morrible, and Gary Wilmot who will star as the Wizard.
Helen Woolf returns from maternity leave to resume her role as Glinda, and Carina Gillespie continues as Nessarose, alongside Simeon Truby as Doctor Dillamond, and Nicholas McLean as Boq. Amy Webb and Charli Baptie will take the standby roles of Elphaba and Glinda respectively.
The new cast of Wicked will be completed by Stacey McGuire, James Titchener, Yuki Abe, Harry Mills, Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Grace Chapman, Fergus Dale, Nolan Edwards, Nicola Espallardo, Lucie Horsfall, Danny Fogarty, Laura Harrison, Michael Colbourne, Amie Hibbert, Christian Knight, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung, Samuel How, Rhidian Marc, PaddyJoe Martin, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Lewis Newton, Natalie Spriggs, Samantha Thomas, and Joe Thompson-Oubari.
Sophie Evans, Laura Pick, Alistair Brammer, Andy Hockley, and Kim Ismay are to play their final performances in Wicked on January 30th.
Wicked the Musical recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in the West End and follows the fortunes of Glinda and Elphaba along their journey to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Good Witch respectively. The show is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire - Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West and was adapted by Winnie Holzman for the stage.
Wicked the Musical is directed by Joe Mantello, with scenic design by Eugene Lee, lighting design by Kenneth Postner, sound design by Tony Meola, and costume design by Susan Hilferty .
Performances of Wicked the Musical are at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Tickets to Wicked are on sale now.