Mark Curry, actor, broadcaster and former Blue Peter presenter, will join the London cast of Wicked from 18 October 2022.
Curry will play the role of ‘The Wizard’ having previously played the part in the 10th Anniversary London cast in 2016 / 2017.
Mark Curry commented: “I’m thrilled to be returning to Oz after 5 years away and to have this opportunity to play The Wizard again in the incredible Wicked. I look forward to joining this brilliant cast and working again with the fantastic creative team and producers.”
Curry takes over the role from Gary Wilmot who play his final performance on Sunday 16 October 2022.
The landmark production recently welcomed its 11-millionth visitor to the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London and is now the 7th longest-running show in West End history based on shows that are currently playing in London.
The current Wicked cast includes Lucie Jones (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Gary Wilmot* (The Wizard), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Lisa-Anne Wood (Standby for Glinda), Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Michael Colbourne, Fergus Dale, Nolan Edwards, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Lucie Horsfall, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung, Maggie Lynne, Rhidian Marc, PaddyJoe Martin, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Harry Mills, Lewis Newton, Natalie Spriggs, Samantha Thomas, Joe Thompson-Oubari and James Titchener.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked imagines a Wizard of Oz backstory centred on two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked has music and lyrics by multi-Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Prince of Egypt, Disney’s Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Enchanted and its forthcoming sequel Disenchanted), is written by Emmy and Tony Award nominee Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life), with musical staging by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento, and direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.
Book tickets to WICKED at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London.