The new cast of Wicked in the West End has been announced.
From 1 February 2022, Lucie Jones will take on the role of Elphaba, with Ryan Reid as Fiyero, Sophie-Louise Dann as Madame Morrible and Gary Wilmot as The Wizard. Helen Woolf will return to her role as Glinda.
Continuing principals include Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba) and Charli Baptie (Standby for Glinda).
The full cast will feature Jones (Elphaba), Woolf (Glinda), Reid (Fiyero), Dann (Madame Morrible), Wilmot (The Wizard), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Charli Baptie (Standby for Glinda), Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Grace Chapman, Michael Colbourne, Fergus Dale, Nolan Edwards, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Lucie Horsfall, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung, Rhidian Marc, PaddyJoe Martin, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Harry Mills, Lewis Newton, Natalie Spriggs, Samantha Thomas, Joe Thompson-Oubari and James Titchener.
Wicked has music and lyrics by the legendary composer Stephen Schwartz (whose enduringly popular musical Godspell celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its London premiere at the Roundhouse on 17 November 2021) and is written by Winnie Holzman, creator of the landmark American television series My So-Called Life. It is based on Gregory Maguire’s multi-million-copy bestseller, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.