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New Cast Announced for Record-Breaking Wicked UK Tour

Wicked The MusicalWICKED, the incredible global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce that Ashleigh Gray (Elphaba), Emily Tierney (Glinda), Samuel Edwards (Fiyero), Marilyn Cutts (Madame Morrible), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Richard Vincent (Boq), Jacqueline Hughes (Standby Elphaba), Joe Atkinson, Joshua Berg, Chrissy Brooke, Ben Carruthers, Harrison Clark, Lauren Ellis-Steele, Oliver Evans, Victoria Farley, Natasha Ferguson, Zoë George, Natalie Green, Will Knights, Sophie Leigh-Griffin, Candy Marriot, Tom Mather, Brian McCann, Ashley Morgan-Davies, Stephanie Powell, Wendy-Lee Purdy, Elisha Sherman, Grant Thresh, Hannah Veerapen and Danny Whitehead will star in the record-breaking UK Tour from Tuesday 16 September 2014 at Liverpool Empire Theatre.

The tour is currently at Birmingham Hippodrome (until 6th September 2014) and continues to Liverpool Empire Theatre (16th September to 11th October 2014); Southampton Mayflower Theatre (21st October to 15th November 2014); Edinburgh Playhouse (19th November 2014 to 10th January 2015); Plymouth Theatre Royal (20th January to 14 February 2015); Bristol Hippodrome (18th February to 21 March 2015); Sunderland Empire Theatre (31st March to 25th April 2015); Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre (5th to 30th May 2015) and concludes at The Lowry in Salford (3rd June to 25th July 2015).

Acclaimed as “quite simply, the best musical I’ve ever seen” (Yorkshire Evening Post), the tour has already broken Box Office records and won multiple five star reviews across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

The award-winning London production carries on with its open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End. Around the world, WICKED has already been seen by 42 million people in 13 countries, and won 100 international awards.

In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of 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 has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello. Wicked is based on the international best-selling novel, ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, by Gregory Maguire.

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

Details from http://www.wickedtour.co.uk/

Book Tickets for Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

 

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