Thursday, May 30

New cast announced for Wicked! London

Nikki Bentley and Helen Woolf take on the lead roles of Elphaba and Glinda in Wicked! at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from 22nd July. Both appeared in the recent UK and Ireland tour of the hit show, with Woolf previously understudying Glinda and Nessarose in the West End. They join the previously announced Alistair Brammer, who will play Fiyero.

The current lead cast members – Alice Fearn, Sophie Evans, David Witts, Melanie La Barrie, Chris Jarman, Rosa O'Reilly and Jack Lansbury will all play their final performances on Saturday 20 July.
The rest of the cast will be  Kim Ismay (Mamma Mia!) as Madame Morrible  after also playing the role on tour. Idriss Kargbo (Five Guys Named Moe) rejoins the show as Boq until 10th November, while Simeon Truby (Sweeney Todd) will play Doctor Dillamond. Andy Hockley will continue as the Wizard, while Carina Gillespie will return to play Nessarose after taking on the role during the 2013-15 tour.

Lisa-Anne Wood (The Phantom of the Opera) joins as the standby Glinda, with Laura Pick continuing as standby Elphaba. Natasha Ferguson (42nd Street) will be maternity cover for Nessarose.

The rest of the company will be  Chanelle Anthony, Meg Astin, Rebecca Botterill, Michael Colbourne, Lewis Easter, Nolan Edwards, Kerry Enright, Chris George, Rebecca Gilliland, Lucie Horsfall, Nicole Lupino, Maggie Lynne, Stuart Maciver, Carl Man, Rhidian Marc, Joanna Sawyer, Scott Sutcliffe, Genevieve Taylor, Grant Thresh, James Titchener, Libby Watts, Bryony Whitfield, Chad Wilder, Dickie Wood, Chiarina Woodall and Tom Woollaston.

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