Nikki Bentley & Helen Woolf will lead the new London cast of Wicked as Elphaba & Glinda

30 May
2019
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
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Flying into the London production of musical sensation Wicked from 22 July 2019 will be Nikki Bentley and Helen Woolf who will lead the new cast as Elphaba and Glinda, having played the roles on the recent UK and Ireland tour. They will be joined at the Apollo Victoria by Alistair Brammer as Fiyero, Kim Ismay’s Madame Morrible and Idriss Kargbo returns to play Boq. Do you see another visit to Oz in your future?

Nikki Bentley (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda) and Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible) join the London production to re-create the roles they played to national acclaim on the recent Wicked UK & Ireland tour; Carina Gillespie returns to the role of Nessarose that she previously played on the 2013-15 UK and Ireland tour. Idriss Kargbo returns to the London production to play Boq for a limited engagement until 10 November 2019; Simeon Truby will play Doctor Dillamond; Andy Hockley continues as The Wizard; Lisa-Anne Wood joins the company as Standby for Glinda and Laura Pick continues as Standby for Elphaba. They are all joined by the previously announced Alistair Brammer as Fiyero. Natasha Ferguson will be maternity cover for Nessarose.

From Monday 22 July 2019 Wicked will star Nikki Bentley (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Alistair Brammer (Fiyero), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Carina Gillespie/Natasha Ferguson (Nessarose), Idriss Kargbo (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba), Lisa-Anne Wood (Standby for Glinda), 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. 

Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), David Witts (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Chris Jarman (Doctor Dillamond), Rosa O’Reilly (Nessarose) and Jack Lansbury (Boq) will all play their final performances on 20 July 2019.

Wicked is already the ninth longest-running musical in West End history. The show has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and is based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman.

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