Wicked, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced 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.
Around the world, Wicked
has already been seen by 42 million people in 13 countries and won 100 international awards.
The show is 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.