Monday, August 15

Marianne Benedict taking over from Hannah Waddingham in Wizard of Oz

Marianne Benedict is currently in the ensemble and understudy for the Wicked Witch of the West in the  The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium  but she is due to replace Hannah Waddingham in the role when she leaves on 4th September.

Her theatre credits include: Miss MacKintosh in The Sunshine Boys (Oldham Coliseum), Vivian in Dirty Dancing (Aldwych), Teacher and understudy Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion), Catherine in The Girl Dusty (workshop, Duchess), Gloria and resident MD in Return to the Forbidden Planet (Basingstoke Haymarket and UK tour), Sophie in the Misfits (film workshop), Alice and understudy Bonnie in Loveshack (UK tour), Debbie in Debbie Does Dallas (Old Fire Station, Oxford), Wealdstone in Mother Goose and Dolly and assistant MD in The Country Wife (Watford Palace), Stella and understudy Polly Baker in Crazy for You (Lincoln Theatre Royal and UK tour), Diana in the musical Dragula (fringe), Rio in Club Tropicana  and singer in West End Musical Theatre Celebration (Palace).

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