Sophie Evans and Alice Fearn

It’s been announced that the lead London cast for Wicked, running at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, will undergo some changes as of 24th July.

Actress Alice Fearn will take on the role of Elphaba, and will be joined by Sophie Evens as Glinda.

Alice Fearn originally joined the London production of Wicked in 2016 as the standby for Elphaba and will now assume the role. Her previous West End appearances include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek The Musical, Into the Woods, Les Misérables (also the film version) and The Woman in White.

Sophie Evans, meanwhile, was the runner-up in the BBC One talent show Over the Rainbow, and subsequently played Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.

Also joining the new London cast will be Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Jack Lansbury (Boq), and Laura Pick (standby for Elphaba).

They join current cast members Martin Ball as Doctor Dillamond, Sarah McNicholas as Nessarose, and Carina Gillespie, who is the standby for Glinda.

About Wicked

Wicked is now in its 11th year at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is the 17th longest running show in West End theatre history.

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, Wicked tells the untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students.

Their adventures in Oz ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Group booking information

Group rates are available for parties of ten or more via Group Line. GTOs should call 020-7206 1174 to make a booking.

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Pictured: Sophie Evans and Alice Fearn. (Photo credit: Darren Bell).