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Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba in Wicked (Photo: Matt Crockett)

Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba in Wicked (Photo: Matt Crockett)

Willemijn Verkaik to return as Elphaba

Published 14 September 2016

Wicked will welcome back Willemijn Verkaik as Elphaba from 30 January 2017. Sue Kelvin as Madame Morrible and Sarah McNicholas as Nessarose will also join the cast on the same date.

Willemijn has previously played Elphaba on Broadway, in both Stuttgart and Oberhausen in Germany, at the Circustheater in Holland, and in the West End. She is the only actor in the show’s history to perform the role in more than one language. She returns to the Apollo Victoria as part of the production’s ongoing 10th anniversary celebrations.

Sue Kelvin is currently starring in her acclaimed one-woman show Bette Midler… And Me. Her other most recent London theatre appearances include Rita in Barmitzvah Boy and Louise in Private Lives.

Sarah McNicholas recently played Peron’s Mistress in Evita at the Dominion Theatre and Sue Snell in the musical Carrie at the Southwark Playhouse.

From Monday 30 January 2017, the full Wicked line-up will include Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba), Suzie Mathers (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible), Mark Curry (The Wizard), Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose), Idriss Kargbo (Boq), Alice Fearn (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).

Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that 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 girls who first meet as 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.

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