Full details of the new cast for Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre have been revealed. Joining the previously announced Louise Dearman as Elphaba is Ben Freeman as Fiyero, Louise Plowright as Madame Morrible and Sam Lupton as Boq.
Katie Rowley Jones (pictured) returns to star as Nessarose, the role she played previously in 2006. Rowley Jones has also appeared in Sister Act at the London Palladium, Raindogs at the Trafalgar Studios and the UK tour of Beauty and the Beast.
Freeman’s recent theatre credits include Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Savoy Theatre, Beauty and the Beast at the Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, Love’s a Luxury UK tour and The Sound of Music at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking.
Plowright has appeared in Bad Girls - The Musical at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Oklahoma! and 42nd Street at the Chichester Festival Theatre and Mamma Mia! at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Lupton’s theatre credits include Single Sex at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, A Streetcar Named Desire at the Bolton Octagon Theatre and Stags and Hens at the Capitol Theatre Manchester.
The remaining new members of the cast include: Florence Andrews, Gemma Atkins, William Bozier, Oliver Brenin, Lauren Brooke, Philip Catchpole, Aisling Duffy, Chlöe Hart, Jacqueline Hughes, Robert Jones, Sophie Linder Lee, Tania Mathurin, Marc McBride, Stacey McGuire, Tom Muggeridge, Sean Parkins, Michelle Pentecost, Stuart Ramsay, Lindsay Taylor, Paulo Teixeira, Justin Thomas, Hannah Toy, Matt Turner, Oliver Watton and Jason Winter.
Wicked tells the story of the Witches of Oz - Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West. The story follows the two friends’ journey into adulthood and explores the different paths their lives take.
This production is directed by Joe Mantello and has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.