LIMITED WEST END ENGAGEMENT FROM 10 AUGUST 2015
WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that Steven Pinder, who is currently playing Doctor Dillamond and The Wizard to huge acclaim on the multi record-breaking UK Tour, will join the London production as Doctor Dillamond from Monday 10 August until Saturday 19 September 2015. Philip Childs will play his final performance on Saturday 8 August 2015.
Steven Pinder (Doctor Dillamond) is best remembered as ‘Max Farnham’ in Phil Redmond’s Brookside, a role he played from 1990 until the final episode in 2003. His has worked extensively in theatre and television and joined the acclaimed UK Tour of WICKED in September 2014.
WICKED recently won the 2015 ‘This Morning’ Audience Award, presented by the Olivier Awards with Mastercard. The coveted Audience Award is the only Olivier Award that is voted for by the theatregoing public. WICKED previously won the Olivier Audience Award in 2010.
Acclaimed as “one of the greatest musicals of our time” (Daily Mail), this “big-hearted musical extravaganza about the land of Oz” (Time Out London) is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End and has been seen by over 6.5 million people in London alone and played over 3500 performances.
The critically acclaimed, multi record-breaking UK & Ireland Tour, which has already been seen by over 1 million people, will play its final performance at The Lowry in Salford on 25 July 2015.
Around the world, WICKED has been seen by 47 million people in 13 countries and won over 100 international awards. The original Broadway production remains “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times) after almost 12 years at the Gershwin Theatre.
The London production stars Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Philip Childs until 8 August and Steven Pinder from 10 August (Doctor Dillamond), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby for Glinda). Cast subject to change from Monday 21 September 2015.
Based on the international 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, a book by Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Olivier Award nominee Joe Mantello. WICKED is based on the novel ‘Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West’ by Gregory Maguire.
WICKED is produced by: Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and
David Stone. Executive Producer (UK): Michael McCabe.