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Alice Fearn in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre

Friday, 2nd Jun 2017  

Wicked - Apollo Victoria Theatre

For the latest news coming from the West End we turn our attentions further away from the theatres around Soho and the Strand and instead head to Victoria, where Wicked has been running at the Apollo Victoria Theatre since September 2006. The popular production continues strong at the venue, welcoming audiences from all over the world, and its longevity will be cemented from July as new cast members head to the stage.

Alice Fearn is amongst them, taking on the role of Elphaba from Willemijn Verkaik. She will be stepping into the role full time, having been a standby for the part during Verkaik’s tenure, and also follows up a range of other roles in west end shows.

Other new cast members include Sophia Evans, who replaces Suzie Mathers in the role of Glinda, with further new performers including Bradley Jaden, Andy Hockley, Melanie La Barrie and Jack Lansbury.

Wicked is the famous prequel story to The Wizard Of Oz, which focuses on events prior to those that brought Dorothy and Toto to the land of Oz. In it we meet two playground rivals who grow up to be Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda, the Good Witch. What begins as a personal issue soon envelops all of Oz.

The musical also features various songs throughout its run time, including No More Mourns The Wicked, The Wizard And I, One Short Day and Defying Gravity, amongst others.

Prior to arriving at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to appear in Wicked, Alice Fearn had already made her mark in various West End shows and others throughout the capital, including Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, Annie Get Your Gun at the Young Vic Theatre and Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, amongst various others. She has also performed in well known television programmes and films, including EastEnders and Les Misérables.

Whilst the new cast members join the production, those playing Nessarose and Doctor Dillamond will remain – Sarah McNicholas and Martin Ball.

Alice Fearn and co. begin performances on Monday 24th July 2017. Meanwhile, the production is currently booking at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to Saturday 26th May 2018.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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