From one wizarding world to another: Chris Jarman is the new Doctor Dillamond in Wicked

15 May
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Chris Jarman

Fresh from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Chris Jarman joins the West End cast of Wicked from 23 July 2018 alongside current cast member Rosa O’Reilly who takes over the role of Nessarose.

The performers will be appearing in the Stephen Schwartz musical with David Witts (EastEnders), stepping into the role of Fiyero, as well as Sophie Evans (Glinda), Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Carina Gillespie and Maria Coyne (Standby for Glinda) and Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) who all continue in their current roles.

Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose) and original cast member Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond) will say their fond farewells to the show on Saturday 21 July 2018.

From Monday 23 July 2018 the new cast is: Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), David Witts (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Chris Jarman (Doctor Dillamond), Rosa O’Reilly (Nessarose), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba), Carina Gillespie and Maria Coyne (Standby for Glinda), Jennie Abbotts, Meg Astin, Rebecca Botterill, Nicole Carlisle, Conor Crown, Jonathan David Dudley, Lewis Easter, Kerry Enright, Aimée Fisher, André Fabien Francis, Chris George, Tom Andrew Hargreaves, Maggie Lynne, Carl Man, Rhidian Marc, James McHugh, Ellie Mitchell, Sam Robinson, Scott Sutcliffe, Genevieve Taylor, Paulo Teixeira, Samantha Thomas, Libby Watts, Bryony Whitfield, Chiarina Woodall and Tom Woollaston.

Wicked is currently on a year-long UK and Ireland tour and is running at the Edinburgh Playhouse until 9 June 2018. The show will then visit Leeds, Dublin, Sunderland, Southampton, Cardiff and the Palace Theatre, Manchester for Christmas 2018/19.


Chris Jarman (Doctor Dillamond) most recently played Hagrid and the Sorting Hat in the original London cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. His other West End credits include The General in the original cast of The Book of Mormon and Shank in the original cast of Sister Act The Musical. For the National Theatre he appeared in The Comedy of Errors and his many appearances with the RSC include The Merchant of Venice. Jarman is also the voice of the mysterious villain The Mechanic in ITV’s Thunderbirds Are Go.

Rosa O’Reilly (Nessarose) originally joined the London cast of Wicked in August 2016 and has already played the role of Nessarose on many occasions. O’Reilly’s other credits include Soul Girl in Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Elizabeth in Dirty Dancing (West End and UK tour).

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