News has emerged that as of September this year, the West End production of Wicked will be making several cast changes…
Emma Hatton and Savannah Stevenson have both extended their contracts in Wicked
Joining the fantastic Wicked cast from September 21, will be Oliver Savile as Fiyero, Sean Kearns as Doctor Dillamond, and Daniel Hope, who is currently an ensemble cast member, will take the role of Boq. Carina Gillespie, who has played Glinda on several occasions and Nessarose on Wicked’s multi record-breaking UK and Ireland Tour, will be the standby for Glinda.
And that’s not all. More great news regarding the Wicked cast is that the current stars Emma Hatton, who plays Elphaba, and Savannah Stevenson who plays the role of Glinda, have both extended their contracts and will continue leading the cast on the long-running hit musical into 2016.
It has also been announced that several other cast member that are currently playing alongside the incredibly talented Emma Hatton and Savannah Stevenson will reprise their role into 2016, including Liza Sadovy as Madame Morrible, Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose, and Natalie Andreou as the standby for Elphaba.
Several Wicked cast members to depart
Leaving the show with their last performance on 19 September will be Jeremy Taylor who plays Fiyero, Martin Ellis as The Wizard, Steven Pinder who is playing Doctor Dillamond from August 10, 2015. Pinder will take over briefly as Doctor Dillamond from Philip Childs who plays his final performance in the show on 8 August. Sophie Linder-Lee, standby for Glinda, will also depart the Wicked cast on September 19.
West End’s tenth longest-running shows
Having opened at the Apollo Theatre in September 2006, Wicked is now the tenth longest-running show on the West End, and has been seen by seven million people.
Based on Gregory Maguire’s novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’, Wicked has been acclaimed as “one of the greatest musical of our time” and “one of the West End’s best-loved shows.”
Wicked is directed by Joe Mantello, has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman.