New casting has been announced for the West End production of Wicked at the Apollo Theatre.
Alice Fearn and Sophie Evans will lead the new cast from 24 July 2017 playing Elphaba and Glinda.
Fearn’s West End credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek The Musical, Into The Woods, Les Misérables (including film version) and Wicked, where she has played Elphaba standby for the last 9 months.
Sophie Evan’s shot to fame in the BBC talent show ‘Over the Rainbow’, when she takes the stage at the Apollo Theatre she will be the youngest actress (24) to play Glinda in the UK production.
Also joining the cast will be Bradley Jaden as Fiyero, Melanie La Barrie as Madame Morrible, Andy Hockley as The Wizard, and Jack Lansbury as Boq.
Current cast members Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda) continue in their roles, with Laura Pick joining the cast as the new Standby for Elphaba.
They will be joined by Jennie Abbotts, Ashley Birchall, Nicole Carlisle, Nicholas Corre, Conor Crown, Kerry Enright, Aimée Fisher, Joseph Fletcher, Alexandra Grierson, Katy Hanna, Tom Andrew Hargreaves, Olivia Kate Holding, Claudia Kariuki, Will Lucas, James McHugh, Danny Michaels, Ellie Mitchell, Rosa O’Reilly, Matt Parsons, Alex Pinder, Sam Robinson, Paulo Teixeira, Samantha Thomas, Hannah Toy, Russell Walker, Sasha Wareham and Libby Watts.
Wicked is currently booking until May 2018 at the Apollo Theatre.