Wicked, Starring Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix, Opens May 10 in Melbourne
10 May 2014
The Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman musical Wicked returns to its original Australian home in Melbourne for a limited engagement before touring to Sydney and Brisbane in 2014. Performances begin May 10 at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.
Lucy Durack reprises her performance as Glinda, the role she created in the original Australian production of Wicked, and Jemma Rix, who has played 800 performances of Wicked across Australia and Asia, returns to the role of Elphaba.
The cast also includes Steve Danielsen as Fiyero, Maggie Kirkpatrick as Madame Morrible, Glen Hogstrom as Doctor Dillamond, Emily Cascarino as Nessarose and Edward Grey as Boq.
Rounding out the ensemble are Justin Anderson, Daniel Assetta, Dion Bilios, Rachel Cole, Danielle Cook, Daniel Downing, Danielle Evrat, Mitch Fistrovic, Tom Handley, Emma Hawthorne, Matt Holly, Angela Lumicisi, Katie McKee, Kassie Martin, John O’Hara, Deanna O’Leary, Joseph O’Sullivan, Justine Puy, Chris Scalzo, Pharic Scott, Ryan Shepard, Ellen Sutton, Monica Swayne and Sophie Wright.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.