Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Elphaba -- It's Official!!!!!!
It's official -- the Wicked UK site have announced the new cast and guess who is stepping into Elphaba's shoes?
Here's the full article -- more, MUCH more to come.
In the meantime we just want to say a MASSIVE MASSIVE congratulations to Rachel and also to Louise who has been announced as Glinda.
It is with great excitement we can reveal that from Monday 29 March 2010, Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman will be taking over the West End’s most sought after leading lady roles as WICKED’s brand new Elphaba and Glinda!.
Irish WICKED fans may recognize Belfast born Rachel Tucker from her time co-presenting BBC Northern Ireland’s The Friday Show with Eamonn Holmes. But Rachel is no stranger to the world of musical theatre, having just finished playing Meat in the Queen/Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre and also reaching the semi-finals of the hugely popular BBC1 series I'd Do Anything!
Louise Dearman will be joining WICKED fresh from her much acclaimed portrayal of Eva Peron in the UK national tour of Evita. Louise's new role playing Glinda will mark her return to the West End having previously appeared in Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre. Louise has also recently finished playing opposite musical theatre legend Mickey Rooney in the title role of Cinderella!
Amidst all the excitement of welcoming Rachel and Louise, we will also be bidding a much beloved farewell to our current leading ladies and celebrated Women of the Future Awards winners, Alexia Khadime (Elphaba) and Dianne Pilkington (Glinda). The ladies will be playing their final performance on Saturday 27 March 2010 so CLICK HERE to join us for what we’re certain will be a very emotional performance!
Stay tuned for additional cast changes to be announced very shortly... And don't forget that OZMOPOLITAN will be there every step of the way as WICKED London's 2010-11 cast prepare to take the show into its fifth and most exciting year yet!