Aaron Sidwell.

Wicked has announced that EastEnders actor Aaron Sidwell will join the production’s UK & Ireland tour in 2018, playing Fiyero.

Sidwell is scheduled to appear at all venues, while the tour’s full cast is expected to be announced in September.

About Aaron Sidwell and the tour

Sidwell is currently playing Steven Beale in the BBC’s EastEnders, a role he originally played in 2007-2008.

He has appeared in musicals, such as Grey Gardens at Southwark Playhouse, American Idiot at Arts Theatre, London, while he held the leading role of Michael Dork in Loserville the Musical at West Yorkshire Playhouse and in the West End.

Fiyero’s character has been played in the past by Norbert Leo Butz, Adam Garcia and Bradley Jaden.

The tour will visit ten destinations, including Bristol, Liverpool, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Dublin, Sunderland, Southampton, Cardiff and Manchester, running from 31st January 2018 until 5th January 2019.

Show dates include among others:

•    Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol: 31st January    
•    Liverpool Empire, Liverpool: 7th March  
•    Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham: 4th April
•    Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh: 8th May
•    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin: 17th July
•    Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff: 31st October
•    Palace Theatre, Manchester: 4th December

About Wicked

Wicked tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two sorcery students and their adventures in OZ that ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The musical is based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The production has music and lyrics by multi-Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz, who has worked for Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted.

Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento, while the production is directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.

GTOs should contact their chosen venue for group rates and discounts.

For further information visit www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk.

(Photo Credit: Darren Bell.)