Hit musical Wicked has unveiled its new cast for London’s West End with Lucie Jones
Recently celebrating its 15th year at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wicked tells the magical ‘true untold story’ behind the Wizard Of Oz and just what happened before Dorothy dropped in.
Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel of the same name and in turn L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked features a book by Winnie Holzman and iconic score by Stephen Schwartz.
Today, a brand new cast who will begin performances from 1 February 2022 has been unveiled.
Wicked 2022 cast revealed!
The new cast will be led by Lucie Jones (Elphaba), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible) and Gary Wilmot (The Wizard) with Helen Woolf (Glinda) returning from maternity leave.
They will be joined by continuing cast Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba) and Charli Baptie (Standby for Glinda – Maternity cover for Lisa-Anne Wood), who all continue in their starring roles.
The complete new London cast from Tuesday 1 February 2022 will be: Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Grace Chapman (Maternity cover for Maggie Lynne), Michael Colbourne, Fergus Dale, Nolan Edwards, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Lucie Horsfall, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung, Rhidian Marc, PaddyJoe Martin, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Harry Mills, Lewis Newton, Natalie Spriggs, Samantha Thomas (Maternity cover for Joanna Sawyer), Joe Thompson-Oubari and James Titchener.
The current cast of Laura Pick (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Alistair Brammer (Fiyero), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible) and Andy Hockley (The Wizard) will all play their final performances on Sunday 30 January 2022.
Wicked Executive Producer (UK) Michael McCabe said: “We’re thrilled to announce that the new cast of Wicked from 1 February 2022 will be led by the sensational Lucie Jones as Elphaba, West End ‘Dreamgirls’ star Ryan Reid as Fiyero, two-time Olivier Award nominee Sophie-Louise Dann as Madame Morrible and Gary Wilmot – whose prolific 40+ year career has made him one of the UK’s most popular actors and entertainers – as The Wizard.
“They will join Helen Woolf, who returns from maternity leave to continue her acclaimed performance as Glinda, together with 17 current cast members who continue with us, including Carina Gillespie as Nessarose, Nicholas McLean as Boq, Simeon Truby as Doctor Dillamond, Amy Webb as Standby for Elphaba and Charli Baptie as Standby for Glinda.
“We are also extremely proud to welcome Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Fergus Dale, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Jasmine Leung, PaddyJoe Martin, Harry Mills, Lewis Newton and Joe Thompson-Oubari to our ensemble.”
Wicked is currently booking to Sunday, 22 May at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
The current standard performance schedule is Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30PM with Saturday, Wednesday & Sunday matinees at 2:30PM.