The London production of the international hit musical Wicked, which resumed performances in September 2021 at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, celebrated its 6,000th performance at the West End venue July 7.
The cast is currently led by Lucie Jones as Elphaba, Helen Woolf as Glinda, Ryan Reid as Fiyero, Sophie-Louise Dann as Madame Morrible, Gary Wilmot as The Wizard, Carina Gillespie as Nessarose, Nicholas McLean as Boq, and Simeon Truby as Doctor Dillamond. Amy Webb is the standby for Elphaba, and Lisa-Anne Wood is the standby for Glinda.
U.K. Executive Producer Michael McCabe said, “As we reach the incredible milestone of 6,000 performances, we take this opportunity to thank the remarkable team across the show, including our acting company, creatives, stage management, automation, lighting, sound, stage, wardrobe, wigs, orchestra, as well as all the management, venue and box-office staff, whose professionalism and tireless dedication keeps the show running."
The ensemble comprises Yuki Abe, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Meg Astin, Alishia-Marie Blake, Pàje Campbell, Grace Chapman, Michael Colbourne, Fergus Dale, Nolan Edwards, Nicola Espallardo, Danny Fogarty, Laura Harrison, Amie Hibbert, Lucie Horsfall, Samuel How, Christian Knight, Nick Len, Jasmine Leung, Maggie Lynne, Rhidian Marc, PaddyJoe Martin, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Harry Mills, Lewis Newton, Natalie Spriggs, Samantha Thomas, Joe Thompson-Oubari, and James Titchener.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, the musical is based on the novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. Wicked marked its 15th anniversary at the Apollo Victoria Theatre September 28, 2021.
The Joe Mantello-helmed production features musical staging by Wayne Cilento, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Meola, projections by Elaine J. McCarthy, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, music supervision and arrangements by Stephen Oremus, orchestrations by William David Brohn, and dance arrangements by James Lynn Abbott.
The Broadway production of Wicked resumed performances September 14, 2021, at the Gershwin.
Check out new production photos of the London company below: