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London 'Wicked' Announces New Cast Members

Kerry Ellis (Elphaba), Susie Blake (Madame Morrible), Nigel Planer (The Wizard), James Gillan (Boq) and Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose) have all extended their contracts in the hit musical Wicked at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre from Monday, July 16, onwards. Current cast members Helen Dallimore (Glinda), Adam Garcia (Fiyero) and Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond) will play their final performances on Saturday, July 14, 2007.

From July 16, the cast will be joined by Dianne Pilkington as Glinda, Oliver Tompsett (RoyAl Hunt of the Sun, National Theatre) as Fiyero, and Andy Mace (Martin Guerre) as Doctor Dillamond. Cassidy Janson will be the Elphaba Standby and Sarah Earnshaw will be the Glinda Standby. Tompsett, Mace, Janson, and Earnshaw  are all members of the original London cast.

The full ensemble features Gary Amers, Nicola Brazil, Nadine Cox, Aileen Donohoe, Ashleigh Gray, Aimee Hall, Kady Jo Jackson, Caroline Keiff, Mark Henry-Evans, John Hicks, Dougal Irvine, Latoya Laijan, Mitchell Mahony, Christopher Mitchell, Adam Murray, Haydn Oakley, Sean Parkins, Michael Pickering, David Stoller, Lindsay Taylor, Hannah Toye, Kerry Washington, Lucy Waugh and Gary Wood.

Based on Gregory Maguire's best-selling, Wizard of Oz-inspired novel, Wicked has been seen by over half a million theatregoers since its first public performance at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on September 7, 2006. The show has grossed over £18 million at the Box Office and twice set new West End Box Office records for the highest ever weekly gross. Wicked has grossed over $500,000,000 (half a billion dollars) worldwide.

is now booking until March 29, 2008, at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG For Box Office and 24 Hour Credit Card Bookings, call Ticketmaster, 0870 4000 751. Group sales of 12 or more should call 0870 594 9494. The is a £2.00 fee per ticket service charge and £2.25 processing fee per transaction through Ticketmaster, but no booking fee or processing charge for tickets booked in person at the Box Office. For online booking, visit www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk. Performances are Monday-Saturday at 7:30pm, with matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2:30pm. Ticket prices range from £15-£60, and Day Seats are £25 – twenty-four front row Stalls released daily at 10:00am at the Box Office. There are sign language interpreted performances by Wendy Ebsworth, April 28 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm.

For students, best available seats are £25 from 10:00am at Monday-Thursday performances at the Box Office with student ID. Subject to availability. One ticket per ID.

Best available seats are £25 from 6pm at Monday-Thursday performances and from 12 noon for Wednesday matinee performances at the Box Office for Senior Citizens, Jobseekers, Equity, BECTU and Musicians' Union members and registered disabled. Subject to availability. One ticket per ID.

For more information, visit WickedTheMusical.co.uk/access">www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk/access

Photos - 1) Oliver Tompsett; 2) Andy Mace

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