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Nikki Bentley and Helen Woolf to lead West End musical Wicked

New casting has been announced for the West End production of Wicked.

Nikki Bentley and Helen Woolf will take on the lead roles of Elphaba and Glinda at the Apollo Theatre in London from 22 July 2019.

Bentley and Woolf recently appeared in the UK and Ireland tour of Wicked, with Woolf previously understudying Glinda and Nessarose in the West End.

The new cast includes Kim Ismay (Mamma Mia!) as Madame Morrible, Simeon Truby (Sweeney Todd) as Doctor Dillamond, Idriss Kargbo (Five Guys Named Moe) who rejoins the show as Boq and Carina Gillespie who also rejoins the show as Nessarose. Andy Hockley will continue as the Wizard

As previously announced Alistair Brammer (Miss Saigon, War Horse, Les Miserables) will play Fiyero.

The rest of the company will be composed of Chanelle Anthony, Meg Astin, Rebecca Botterill, Michael Colbourne, Lewis Easter, Nolan Edwards, Kerry Enright, Chris George, Rebecca Gilliland, Lucie Horsfall, Nicole Lupino, Maggie Lynne, Stuart Maciver, Carl Man, Rhidian Marc, Joanna Sawyer, Scott Sutcliffe, Genevieve Taylor, Grant Thresh, James Titchener, Libby Watts, Bryony Whitfield, Chad Wilder, Dickie Wood, Chiarina Woodall and Tom Woollaston.

The current lead cast members – Alice Fearn, Sophie Evans, David Witts, Melanie La Barrie, Chris Jarman, Rosa O’Reilly and Jack Lansbury will all play their final performances on Saturday 20 July.

Heading into its 14th year, the internationally acclaimed and much loved musical is the 13 longest-running show in the history of the West End.

Wicked is booking until 23 May 2020 at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London.

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