13 July 2016
FIRST LOOK: WICKED RELEASES FIRST PRODUCTION SHOTS OF UK/INTERNATIONAL TOUR CAST
SPECTACULAR MUSICAL WILL BE 'DEFYING GRAVITY' AT THE ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD IN JUST 7 DAYS
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first pictures of Jacqueline Hughes(Elphaba), Carly Anderson (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero),Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay(Madame Morrible), Iddon Jones (Boq) and Emily Shaw(Nessarose), who will lead the UK/International Tour cast at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from 20 July 2016.
Click here to see the full selection of Wicked UK/International Tour production photography.
Wicked, which features the hit song 'Defying Gravity', opens at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford on Wednesday 20 July 2016 and plays for 38 performances only, until Sunday 21 August 2016. Bradford will be the only UK city to host the spectacular musical outside London in 2016. This spectacular, critically acclaimed and multi record-breaking touring production will then travel directly to the MasterCard Theatresat Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, where it opens on 29 September 2016. Wicked will then continue touring internationally until January 2018.
The full cast of the Wicked UK/International Tour is confirmed as follows: Jacqueline Hughes (Elphaba), Carly Anderson (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Iddon Jones (Boq), Emily Shaw(Nessarose), Jodie Steele (Standby for Elphaba), Kyle Anthony, Joe Atkinson, Sam Brown, Hannah Cadec, Joel Cooper, Nicholas Corre,James Davies-Williams, Natasha Ferguson, Elizabeth Futter, Zoë George, Amy Goodwin, Alex Jordan-Mills, Stuart MacIver, Tom Mather,Stacey McGuire, Sara Morley, Emily Olive Boyd, Wendy-Lee Purdy, Paul Saunders, Elisha Sherman, Joshua St. Clair and Hannah Veerapen.
Acclaimed as "a wicked and wonderful vision of Oz" (London Evening Standard), "a magical story of friendship, love and growing up"(OfficialLondonTheatre.com) and "pure magic" (Time Out London), the multi award-winning London production of Wicked continues its open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now in its 10th year and already the 19th longest-running show in West End theatre history. Around the world, Wicked has now been seen by 50 million people in 14 countries, and won over 100 major awards.
Based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz', Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Wicked has music and lyrics by multi Grammy® and Academy® Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell; Disney's Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and is based on the novel 'Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West' by Gregory Maguire and adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Tony® Award-winner Wayne Cilento and the production is directed by two-time Tony® Award-winner Joe Mantello.
Wicked is produced around the world by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK/International Tour): Michael McCabe.