Lucy St. Louis & Alexia Khadime to lead Wicked’s new West End cast

The show will welcome its next troupe by the beginning of March, with Kadime reprising the role of Elphaba upon its first critically acclaimed portrayal in 2008. With music and lyrics by legendary composer Stephen Schwartz, the musical tells the untold story of the witches of Oz and their secret friendship concealed from the eyes of their magical world.

Are people born wicked or do they have wickedness thrust upon them? That’s certainly a must-ask to one of the new leads in London’s most thrillifying show, as upon its first encounter with the black (or green) arts in 2008, Alexia Kadime is returning to her Brit-Ozian family to step once again into the slippers of the Witch of the West. She will joined, however, by a different partner in hex and curse, for after one year and a half starring in West End’s second longest-running musical, Lucy St. Louis will change the limelight and white masks of The Phantom of the Opera for bubbles and emeralds (mixed with a pinch of popularity) – portraying the apparently shallow though eventually good-hearted (her nickname says it all) G(a)linda.

Starting on 7 March 2023, they will be joined by Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Mark Curry (The Wizard), Caitlin Anderson (Nessarose), Joe Thompson-Oubari (Boq), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba) and Lisa-Anne Wood (Standby for Glinda). In addition, the cast will include Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Conor Ashman, Jessica Aubrey, Joshua Clemetson, Fergus Dale, Effie Rae Dyson, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Ross Harmon, Kate Leiper, Nick Len, Jemima Loddy, Joshua Lovell, PaddyJoe Martin, Millie Mayhew, Harry Mills, Daniel Parrott, Aiesha Naomi Pease, Jeanie Ryan, Natalie Spriggs, James Titchener, Micaela Todd, Christine Tucker, Jaydon Vijn and Taela Yeomans-Brown.

With music and lyrics by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz, book by Winnie Holzman and direction by Joe Mantello, Wicked has become one of the world’s most renowned and highest-grossing musicals in History, having received over 100 international awards including three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, and a Grammy. In London alone, the production is now in its 17th year and it has been seen by more than 11 million people Based on the novel of the same name by Gregory Maguire, the show recounts the unknown story about Elphaba and how she ended up turning into the Wicked Witch of the West, along with her secret friendship with Glinda the Good.

Wicked plays at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre from Tuesday to Sunday. Tickets are available on the following link.

By Guillermo Názara

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