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Photo Flash: London 'Wicked' Royal Variety Performance

On Monday, December 4th, the cast of Wicked performed at the Royal Variety Performance, Coliseum in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, due to be televised by the BBC One on Tuesday 12 December 2006.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked "tells the incredible story of an extraordinary friendship between two girls: the blond and popular Glinda and the misunderstood green girl, Elphaba, whose destiny is to become the Wicked Witch of the West," as press notes describe the show.

Idina Menzel will play her final performance as Elphaba on 30 December 2006. From Monday 1 January 2007, the role will be played by Kerry Ellis. The cast also includes: Helen Dallimore as Glinda, Adam Garcia as Fiyero, Miriam Margolyes as Madame Morrible, Nigel Planer as The Wizard, Martin Ball as Doctor Dillamond, James Gillan as Boq & Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose.

Visit www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk for more information.

Prince Charles, Idina Menzel and Helen Dallimore

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