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Nikki Davis-Jones, Liza Sadovy & Philip Childs join the London production of WICKED from 27 October 2014

Nikki Davis-Jones

 WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that Nikki Davis-Jones, who is currently winning rave reviews for her performance as Elphaba in the record-breaking UK tour of Wicked, will join the London production from Monday 27 October 2014. Also joining the cast are Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible) and Philip Childs (Doctor Dillamond). 

Willemijn Verkaik (Elphaba), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible) and Paul Clarkson (Doctor Dillamond) will all play their final performances on Saturday 25 October 2014.

Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby Glinda) all continue in their roles.

Acclaimed as “one of the most popular West End musicals ever" (London Evening Standard), the London production of the global musical phenomenon has already been seen by almost 6 million people since its premiere in September 2006 and is now the 10th longest running show in the West End.

While continuing its open-ended London run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, the spectacular UK tour of Wicked is playing until the summer of 2015. “This thrillingly entertaining show” (Manchester Evening News) has broken countless Box Office records and already received multiple five star reviews across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Around the world, Wicked has already been seen by 42 million people in 13 countries and won 100 international awards. The original Broadway production remains “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times) after more than a decade at the Gershwin Theatre.

Based on the international best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Wicked is produced by: Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK): Michael McCabe.

Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG
1 minute from London Victoria Mainline and Underground Stations.

Official UK website: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk

Wicked spearheads and supports a range of good causes born out of the themes of the award-winning musical. Discover more at: www.WickedForGood.co.uk

Notes for editors

From Monday 27 October 2014, the London production of Wicked will star:
Nikki Davis-Jones (Elphaba)
Savannah Stevenson (Glinda)
Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero)
Martyn Ellis (The Wizard)
Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible)
Philip Childs (Doctor Dillamond
Sam Lupton (Boq)
Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose)
Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba)
Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby Glinda)

NEW CAST / MEDIA NOTES

NIKKI DAVIS-JONES (Elphaba) is currently starring as ‘Elphaba in the record-breaking UK Tour of Wicked*. Her performance has been acclaimed as: “a stunning central performance” (The Yorkshire Post); “Nikki Davis-Jones steals the show as Elphaba” (South Wales Argus);phenomenal” (The Herald); “sensational” (Luton Today); “a work of art” (Daventry Express); “out of this world” (The Public Reviews) and “Nikki Davis-Jones shines in a universally talented cast, such is the deftness of her characterisation and her extraordinary vocal range” (The Herald, Scotland). Nikki’s other theatre appearances include: 'The Girl' in Blues in the Night (Hackney Empire); 'Maureen' in Rent (20th Anniversary Concert UK Tour); 'Secretary' in LIFT (Soho Theatre); Standby ‘Elphaba' in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre); 'Jo' in Little Women (Playhouse Theatre); 'Wendy' in Peter Pan (Liverpool Empire); 'Serena' in Fame The Musical (UK Tour); 'Bubbles' and 'Chloe' in Never Forget (Savoy Theatre); 'Anna' in ASAP (Liverpool Unity Theatre); 'Lisa' and 'Sophie' in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre); 'Linda' in Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre); 'Tiger Lily' in Peter Pan (Sheffield Lyceum) and 'Spider' in Her Benny (Liverpool Empire). Nikki also appeared in Phyllida Lloyd’s hugely successful film version of Mamma Mia! (Universal Pictures). She trained at Laine Theatre Arts.

*Nikki Davis-Jones will play her final performance in the Wicked UK Tour on Saturday 6 September 2014 at Birmingham Hippodrome.

LIZA SADOVY (Madame Morrible) recently played ‘Mrs Sowerberry’ in Oliver! (Sheffield Crucible) with Tom Edden and Hayley Gallivan, directed by Daniel Evans. Additional theatre roles include: ‘Yvonne’ in Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday In The Park with George (Menier Chocolate Factory and West End), directed by Sam Buntrock; ‘Catherine de Brie’ in La Bête (West End and Broadway), directed by Matthew Warchus; ‘Queen of Hearts’ in Alice in Wonderland (RSC), directed by Rachael Kavanaugh, and ‘Jenny’ in Stephen Sondheim’s Company (Donmar Warehouse and West End), directed by Sam Mendes. For director Richard Jones, Liza has played ‘Dolly Tate’ in Anne Get Your Gun (Young Vic); ‘Mrs Mitzu’ and ‘Mrs Yang’ in The Good Soul of Szechaun (Young Vic); ‘The Baroness’ in Tales From Vienna Woods (National Theatre); ‘The Leading Actress’ in Six Characters in Search of an Author (Young Vic) and ‘Florinda’ in Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods (original London production, Phoenix Theatre). Liza won a TMA Award for her roles as ‘Katherine Glass’ in The Secret Rapture (Bristol Old Vic) and ‘Paula Heimann’ in Mrs Klein (Northampton Theatre Royal). Her many television appearances include: The Honourable Woman (BBC); The Sarah Jane Adventures; Emma; Doctors; Extras; Midsomer Murders; Casualty; The Bill; EastEnders and Prime Suspect III. Films include: The Knot (Universal Pictures); Sweeney Todd, directed by Tim Burton (Warner Bros.); Mike Leigh’s Topsy Turvey (Thin Man Films) and Billy The Kid and the Green Baize Vampire (Zenith). Liza’s radio work includes over 150 plays and readings for BBC Radio 4, Radio 3 and The World Service and 3 seasons in the BBC Radio Drama Company.

PHILIP CHILDS (Doctor Dillamond) recently starred as ‘Bob’ in the UK Tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Other recent appearances include Alan Bennett’s People and The Habit of Art at the National Theatre, both directed by Nicholas Hytner; Guilty Secret by Roger Mortimer-Smith (The Mill at Sonning); Keeler (UK Tour) and Stand Up And Be Counted (UK Tour). He has appeared in productions all over the UK and internationally and was in the original cast of Howard Goodall and Melvyn Bragg’s musical The Hired Man in the West End. Philip has also made numerous television appearances including Emmerdale; Clapham Junction; Eastenders and Dream Team. His film appearances include Mike Leigh’s Vera Drake and The Damned United. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.


LISTINGS INFORMATION

NOW BOOKING TO SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2015

Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG
The theatre is 1 minute from London Victoria Mainline and Underground Stations

Official UK website: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk

Box Office and 24 Hour Credit Card Bookings:
ATG Tickets 0844 871 3001 / www.ATGTickets.com
(up to £2.75 per ticket service charge and £3.00 processing fee per transaction).
No booking or transaction fees for tickets booked in person at the Box Office
Group Sales (10 tickets or more): Groupline 020 7420 9700 (no booking or processing fees for group bookings of 10 or more).

Performance Times:
Monday-Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Extra shows now on sale: 21 & 28 August, 22, 23, 29 & 30 December 2014, 19 February & 9 April 2015, all at 2.30pm

Christmas 2014/15 performance schedule:
Monday 22 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tuesday 23 December – 2.30pm & 7:30pm
Wednesday 24 December – 2:30pm
Thursday 25 December – no performance
Friday 26 December - 7.30pm
Saturday 27 December - 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Monday 29 December – 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Tuesday 30 December – 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 31 December - 2.30pm
Thursday 1 January - 7.30pm
Friday 2 January – 7.30pm
Saturday 3 January - 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Ticket prices:

In person at the Box Office: tickets from £15.00 at every performance:
Monday-Friday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm: £15.00, £25.00, £30.00, £35.00, £45.00, £55.00, £65.00
Saturday Evenings & Peak Weeks*: £15.00, £25, £30.00, £35.00, £45.00, £55.00, £67.50
For the best seat locations, choose Premium Seats: £90.00/£95.00

Online & Telephone Bookings: Open 24 Hours (a £3.00 per booking transaction fee also applies):
Monday-Friday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm: £17.25, £27.25, £32.75, £37.75, £47.75, £57.75, £67.75
Saturday Evenings & Peak Weeks*: £17.25, £27.25, £32.75, £37.75, £47.75, £57.75, £70.25
For the best seat locations, choose Premium Seats: £92.75/£97.75

*Contact the Box Office for more information about Peak Weeks. All ticket prices include a £1.50 Theatre Restoration Levy.

Day Seats: £29.50 - twenty-four front row Stalls seats released daily at 10.00am at the Box Office.

Students: Best available seats £29.50 from 10.00am at Monday-Friday 7.30pm and Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm at the Box Office with student ID. Subject to availability. One ticket per ID.

Standby Concessions: Best available seats £29.50 from 6pm at Monday-Friday 7.30pm performances and from 12 noon at Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm performances at the Box Office for Senior Citizens, Jobseekers, Equity, BECTU and MU members and registered disabled. Subject to availability. One ticket per ID.

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