Congratulations to Gina Beck and Matt Willis who will be taking over as Glinda and Fiyero respectively in the London production of Wicked! Gina has been seen recently on the West End as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, as well as Cosette in Les Miserables, whilst Matt is best known from his time in the boyband Busted. His stage experience includes Chuck in the UK tour of Footloose and Nick Hurley in the West End production of Flashdance.
Lillie Flynn will also be joining as Nessarose after performing in Love Story earlier this year, with Adam Pettigrew, who was recently seen in the UK tour of Avenue Q as Princeton/Rod, joining as Boq. Christopher Howell (West End credits include understudy Edna in Hairspray, Rex in Too Close To The Sun, My Fair Lady, The Witches of Eastwick, and Fame) will take over as Doctor Dillamond, and Desmond Barrit (former Wizard – West End) returns as The Wizard after formerly playing the role in the 2008-2009 West End cast.
The new cast will have their first performance on December 12th, 2011. Louise Dearman (Glinda – West End), Mark Evans (current Fiyero, former u/s Fiyero – West End), Zoe Rainey (Nessarose – West End), Ben Stott (Boq – West End), Julian Forsyth (Doctor Dillamond, u/s The Wizard – West End), and Clive Carter (The Wizard – West End), as well as a number of ensemble members, will have their final performance on December 10th, 2011.