It has just been announced that after Rachel finishes on Broadway on 30th July, she will be coming back to reprise her role in the Westend from 5th Sept for a 5 month run, to celebrate the London productions 10 year anniversary.
— Wicked UK (@WickedUK) May 20, 2016
"GOOD NEWS! We are DELIGHTED to announce our 10th Anniversary London Cast for #WickedUK!From Monday 5 September, the new cast that will lead us through our 10th birthday celebrations will include: Rachel Tucker, returning to London's West End direct from her triumphant run on Broadway, to play 'Elphaba'; Suzie Mathers, who joins from the Australian production to star as 'Glinda'; Oliver Savile continuing as 'Fiyero'; Anita Dobson joins to play 'Madame Morrible'; Mark Curry who continues as 'The Wizard'; original cast member Martin Ball returns to play 'Doctor Dillamond'; original cast member Katie Rowley Jones continues as 'Nessarose', and Idriss Kargbo joins to play 'Boq'. Alice Fearns will be our Standby for 'Elphaba' and Carina Gillespie continues as Standby for 'Glinda'. #Wicked10"
"Executive producer Michael McCabe said: "We are delighted to announce the fantastic company that will lead us through the 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre later this year."BUY TICKETSBoth new leads are familiar with the roles, Tucker played Elphaba in London from 2010 - 2012 and has recently been leading the Broadway cast of Wicked, Mathers joins the West End production from the Australian tour and has also toured with the show in Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand and the Philippines."
"Current London cast members Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq) and Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) will all play their final performances September 3. "
"Joining the ensemble are: James Darch, Fraser Fraser, Alexandra Grierson, Olivia Kate Holding, Claudia Kariuki, Will Lucas, Chanel Mian, Ella Nonini, Rosa O’Reilly, Joe Sleight, Jessamy Stoddart and Sasha Wareham. Continuing in the ensemble are: Kerry Enright, Freya Field, Joseph Fletcher, David Gale, Sergio Giacomelli, Aaron Jenkins, Billy Mitchell, Scott Monello, Julienne Schembri, Paulo Teixeira, Joe Toland, Hannah Toy, Russell Walker and Helen Woolf.Please note that Rachel Tucker, Anita Dobson and Katie Rowley Jones appear until Saturday 28 January 2017 only."
"Speaking from Broadway, she said: “I’m thrilled to come back to my old turf, my dressing room and work with the crew again. This was my first dream role after leaving drama school.”"
Funnily enough today marks six years since Rachel opened as Elphaba on the Westend with Louise Dearman & that magnificent cast, so how apt that today of all days they would announce her return, and a welcome return it will be. Especially after so many people made the journey over to see her in NY, now we can see her once again (or twice or many more times) & bask in the perfection of her Elphie..
So mark your diaries & stock up those piggy banks, maybe also get your day seating kit ready too, for our Saturday get togethers. Tucker's coming back & it's going to be a whirlwind of awesome. Here's to fun times on the AV steps with all you like minded fans.