Producers of the upcoming touring production of hit musical Wicked have this week announced their full cast!
Having previously played the role in the West End, Laura Pick will lead the company as Elphaba, alongside Sarah O’Connor as Glinda, Carl Man as Fiyero, and Simeon Truby as Doctor Dillamond, and the Wizard. Joining them will be Donna Berlin as Madame Morrible, Jed Berry as Boq, Megan Gardiner as Nessarose and Casey Al-Shaqsy as Standby for Elphaba.
Completing the cast are Thomas Charles, Julie Cloke, Charlotte Coggin, Freddie Conway, Áine Curran, Jade Davies, Kamau Davis, Russell Dickson, Maddison Firth, Lydia Gerrard, James Gower-Smith, Shoko Ito, Holly Lawrence, Nick Len, Stephanie Lindo, Will Lucas, Will Luckett, Rozz Mbwembwe, Georgia McElwee, Conor O’Hara, Shereen Osman, Stuart Rouse, Christina Shand, Adam Stickler and Frazer Woolcott.
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The new tour – which runs until January 2025 – will open at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Thursday, December 7th 2023, before visiting theatres in Bristol, Birmingham, Bradford, Southampton, Liverpool, Dublin, Sunderland, Cardiff, and Manchester.
Speaking ahead of productions opening night, Wicked UK Executive Producer Michael McCabe said via a press release: “As we embark on this third tour of cities in England, Scotland, Wales, and the Republic of Ireland, we’re delighted to announce a truly stellar cast of 33, led by Laura Pick and Sarah O’Connor as Elphaba and Glinda, who form part of the 100+ company that will be delivering all the spectacle and magic of this gigantic production on stage and behind the scenes.”
Based on the best-selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire, and written by Emmy nominee Winnie Holzman, with music by Stephen Schwartz, Wicked tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two young witches, Elphaba (whose skin is green) and Glinda (who is stereotypically blonde and beautiful) who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University.
Whilst the pair don’t quite see eye to eye at first, they soon form a close bond. The musical then follows the evolution of the duos “girlhood friendship”, and explains how Elphaba became the Wicked Witch, and Glinda became the Good Witch.
Tickets for the 2023 – 2025 UK & Ireland tour of Wicked are on sale now.