Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman to be London's new Elphaba and Glinda in Wicked

News   Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman to be London's new Elphaba and Glinda in Wicked
Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman are to take over as Elphaba and Glinda, respectively, in the London production of Wicked, now playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. They will begin performances March 29, replacing Alexia Khadime and Dianne Pilkington respectively, who will play their final performances March 27. Additional cast changes are still to be announced.

Tucker has previously played Meat in We Will Rock You at the West End's Dominion Theatre, in which she also understudied the role of Scaramouche, which she played on many occasions during Sabrina Aloueche's absences for vacations and illness. She was also a finalist in the BBC reality TV program "I'd Do Anything" in which the public selected a winner to play Nancy in the current production of Oliver! She reached the semi-finals, and was eliminated in the ninth week of the series. Prior to "I'd Do Anything," she had toured the U.K. in Tommy and appeared as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at Belfast's Lyric Theatre. Most recently, she has co-presented "The Friday Show" with Eamonn Holmes for BBC Northern Ireland. Dearman has recently played the title role in Cinderella opposite Mickey Rooney at Milton Keynes Theatre. She has played Eva Peron in the recent U.K. national tour of Evita. In the West End, she has appeared in Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theare and starred as Sarah Brown in the U.K. national tour.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 826 8000, or visit www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk

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