The producers of Wicked, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon are delighted to announce an outstanding array of West End and UK actors who will lead the cast when the show opens in Manila.
Wicked is 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. The heart of the story likes in the unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students—a popular blonde girl called Glinda and a misunderstood, green-skinned girl named Elphaba. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Jacqueline Hughes—who plays the Elphaba—starred in the UK & Ireland Tour of Wicked, playing the role of Elphaba on any occasions to great acclaim, and most recently appeared in the UK Tour of Mary Poppins.
Meanwhile, starring as Glinda is Carly Anderson who recently appeared in Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close at the London Coliseum. She played the starring role of Kira in the London premiere of the musical Xanadu.
Bradley Jaden, last seen onstage as Enjolras in Les Misérables in the West End, will play the Winkie prince Fiyero while popular UK television star Steven Pinder returns to Wicked as The Wizard (UK Tour) and Doctor Dillamond (UK Tour and West End).
Kim Ismay—who has starred as Tanya in Mamma Mia! in the West End and on its International Tour—will play Madame Morrible whilst BAFTA® Cymru award-winner Welsh actor Iddon Jones will play Boq.
Emily Shaw who was in the original Stratford-upon-Avon and West End cast of the award-winning musical Matilda, will play Nessarose while Jodie Steele, who has just completed a run in Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds in the West End, will play Elphaba at certain performances.
Completing the cast are the following: Kyle Anthony, Joe Atkinson, Sam Brown, Hannah Cadec, Joel Cooper, Nicholas Corre, James Davies-Williams, Natasha Ferguson, Elizabeth Futter, Zoe George, Amy Goodwin, Alex Jordan-Mills, Stuart MacIver, Tom Mather, Stacey McGuire, Sara Morley, Emily Olive Boyd, Wendy-Lee Purdy, Dean Read, Paul Saunders, Elisha Sherman, Joshua St Clair and Hannah Veerapen.
Acclaimed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” (Daily Mail, UK), Wicked first premiered in Manila in 2014. It will be flying back to Manila this February 2017 for a special limited engagement at The Theatre at Solaire.
The Manila leg of Wicked is presented by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Concertus Manila.
Tickets are now available at ticketworld.com.ph and all TicketWorld outlets.