KERRY ELLIS, SUSIE BLAKE, NIGEL PLANER, JAMES GILLAN AND KATIE ROWLEY JONES EXTEND IN WICKED Kerry Ellis (Elphaba), Susie Blake (Madame Morrible), Nigel Planer (The Wizard), James Gillan (Boq) and Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose) have all extended their contracts in the record-breaking hit musical WICKED at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre from Monday 16 July 2007 onwards.
Current cast members Helen Dallimore (Glinda), Adam Garcia (Fiyero) and Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond) will play their final performances on Saturday 14 July 2007.
From Monday 16 July 2007, WICKED will star Kerry Ellis as Elphaba, Dianne Pilkington as Glinda, Oliver Tompsett as Fiyero, Susie Blake as Madame Morrible, Nigel Planer as The Wizard, James Gillan as Boq, Andy Mace as Doctor Dillamond and Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose. Cassidy Janson will be the Elphaba Standby and Sarah Earnshaw will be the Glinda Standby.
Oliver Tompsett (Fiyero), Andy Mace (Doctor Dillamond), Cassidy Janson (Elphaba Standby) and Sarah Earnshaw (Glinda Standby) are all members of the original London cast.
The full ensemble is confirmed as: Gary Amers, Nicola Brazil, Nadine Cox, Aileen Donohoe, Ashleigh Gray, Aimee Hall, Kady Jo Jackson, Caroline Keiff, Mark Henry-Evans, John Hicks, Dougal Irvine, Latoya Laijan, Mitchell Mahony, Christopher Mitchell, Adam Murray, Haydn Oakley, Sean Parkins, Michael Pickering, David Stoller, Lindsay Taylor, Hannah Toye, Kerry Washington, Lucy Waugh and Gary Wood.
WICKED has now been seen by over half a million theatregoers since its first public performance at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre on 7 September 2006, grossing over £18 million at the Box Office and twice setting new West End Box Office records for the highest ever weekly gross. WICKED has grossed over $500,000,000 (half a billion dollars) worldwide. Based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling novel, the spellbinding WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an extraordinary friendship between two girls: the blond and popular Glinda and the misunderstood green girl, Elphaba, whose destiny is to become the WICKED Witch of the West.