Wednesday, 19 February, 2020

Alice Fearn and Sophie Evans to remain as leads in WICKED at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre

Alice Fearn and Sophie Evans have signed on for another year to continue as leads in WICKED at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre.

WICKED tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz – Today they’ve announced that Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie & Maria Coyne (Standby for Glinda) will all continue in their current roles.

Joining the above, from Monday 23 July 2018, will be the previously announced David Witts as Fiyero together with Chris Jarman (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Doctor Dillamond and current cast member Rosa O’Reilly, who takes over the role of Nessarose.

Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose) and original cast member Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond) will all play their final performances on Saturday 21 July 2018.

David Witts (Fiyero) starred as ‘Joey Branning’ in EastEnders, for which he won ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2013 National Television Awards. He also won an Inside Soap Award and was nominated for a British Soap Award. For American television, he has recently been a series regular in Recovery Road (for ABC/Freeform) and I Ship It (for the CW Network).

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.

Chris Jarman joins WICKED to play Doctor Dillamond
Chris Jarman joins WICKED to play Doctor Dillamond

Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines 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 currently booking to Saturday 25 May 2019.

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