Monday, 30 June 2014

Nikki Davis Jones will take over as Elphaba in WICKED London, further casting announced



WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that Nikki Davis-Jones, who is currently winning rave reviews for her performance as Elphaba in the record-breaking UK tour of Wicked, will join the London production from Monday 27 October 2014. Also joining the cast are Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible) and Philip Childs(Doctor Dillamond). 

Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible) and Paul Clarkson (Doctor Dillamond) will all play their final performances on Saturday 25 October 2014. 

Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby Glinda) all continue in their roles. 

Acclaimed as "one of the most popular West End musicals ever" (London Evening Standard), the London production of the global musical phenomenon has already been seen by almost 6 million people since its premiere in September 2006 and is now the 10th longest running show in the West End. 

While continuing its open-ended London run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, the spectacular UK tour of Wicked is playing until the summer of 2015. "This thrillingly entertaining show" (Manchester Evening News) has broken countless Box Office records and already received multiple five star reviews across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. 

Around the world, Wicked has already been seen by 42 million people in 13 countries and won 100 international awards. The original Broadway production remains "Broadway's biggest blockbuster" (The New York Times) after more than a decade at the Gershwin Theatre. 

Based on the international best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz', Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West

Wicked is produced by: Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK): Michael McCabe
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