The producers of Wicked in London have announced four new West End regulars including Gary Wilmot to join the cast in 2022.
The musical, which tells the story of the Witches of Oz, has revealed that Lucie Jones (Elphaba), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible) and Gary Wilmot (The Wizard) will lead the new London cast at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from Tuesday 1st February 2022.
They will join Helen Woolf, who returns from maternity leave to continue her acclaimed performance as Glinda, plus Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq) and Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), who all continue in their starring roles.
Laura Pick, Sophie Evans, Alistair Brammer, Kim Ismay and Andy Hockley will all play their final performances as Elphaba, Glinda, Fiyero, Madame Morrible and The Wizard respectively on Sunday 30th January 2022.
Michael McCabe, Wicked executive producer (UK), said: “We’re thrilled to announce that the new cast of Wicked that will be led by the sensational Lucie Jones as Elphaba, West End Dreamgirls star Ryan Reid as Fiyero, two-time Olivier Award nominee Sophie-Louise Dann as Madame Morrible and Gary Wilmot – whose prolific 40-plus year career has made him one of the UK’s most popular actors and entertainers – as The Wizard.”
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a back story and future possibilities to the lives of characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and reveals the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Meet the cast
Lucie Jones first came to national prominence as a finalist in ITV’s The X Factor in 2009 and most recently appeared as Jenna Hunterson in the UK tour of the musical Waitress, a role she previously played in the West End.
Ryan Reid was in the original London cast of Dreamgirls and subsequently took over the leading role of Curtis Taylor, Jr. Sophie-Louise Dann has appeared as Celia in The Girls and as Paula Paxton in Gurinder Chadha’s Bend it Like Beckham.
Actor, singer, comedian, impressionist and presenter, Gary Wilmot, has a career spanning more than four decades and most recently played Jethro in The Prince of Egypt and Elisha Whitney in Anything Goes.
Group rates apply for ten or more people. For more information visit www.wickedgroups.co.uk.