Nikki Davis-Jones to Withdraw from West End Production of WICKED
Nikki Davis-Jones (former Elphaba – UK/Ireland Tour; former s/b Elphaba – West End), who has been starring in the UK/Ireland Tour of Wicked for the past year, has had to withdraw from the production with immediate effect and will not now take over the role of Elphaba in the West End as previously announced.
Jemma Alexander will play Elphaba for the remainder of the engagement at the Birmingham Hippodrome. Ashleigh Gray takes over the role, as previously announced, from September 16 at the Liverpool Empire and for the remainder of the UK tour. A further casting announcement will be made about the London production.
Michael McCabe, Executive Producer of the UK productions of WICKED said: “Nikki Davis-Jones has been an absolutely extraordinary Elphaba on the UK Tour of WICKED, earning herself rave reviews in every city we have played. So we are all extremely sorry that she has had to withdraw from the tour and will be unable to join the London cast as previously announced. We all fully support Nikki’s position and very much look forward to working with her again in the future”.
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