Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming UK & Ireland Tour of WICKED, set to begin performances on September 12, 2013 in Manchester, England at the Manchester Palace Theatre, with dates currently announced through September 2014, including stops in Manchester, Dublin, Milton Keynes, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, and Birmingham.
Casting is as follows: Nikki Davis-Jones (Elphaba), Emily Tierney (Glinda), Liam Doyle (Fiyero), Marilyn Cutts (Madame Morrible), Dale Rapley (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose, u/s Glinda), George Ure (Boq), and Jemma Alexander (standby for Elphaba).
Ensemble casting has not yet been announced.
Of note in this casting is that for the first time in WICKED history, the roles of The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond will be portrayed by the same person.
Also of note is that three of these inviduals have been cast members in the UK production of WICKED, including Nikki Davis-Jones, who was the standby for Elphaba, Emily Tierney, who was an understudy for Nessarose, and George Ure, who portrayed the role of Boq.