WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that Suzie Mathers, who was a member of the original Australian cast, is to star as Glinda alongside celebrated West End and Broadway star Rachel Tucker as Elphaba in the London production from Monday 5 September 2016.
After performing the role of Glinda internationally, Suzie is delighted to be back in the bubble and to be making her West End debut in Wicked’s 10th anniversary year in London. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Suzie received a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) from the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
Her theatre credits include ‘Cinderella’ in Cinderella (Cambridge Arts Theatre, UK), ‘Glinda’ in Wicked (Australian and Asian tours), ‘Sophie’ in Mamma Mia! The Musical (Australian tour), ‘Edith Faulkner’ in The Good Fight (New York Music Theatre Festival, NYC) ‘Winnie Tate’ in Annie Get Your Gun (His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth). Suzie is also an active mentor to up-and-coming artists and is the proud patron of the Western Australian Young Voices (WAYV).
Executive Producer (UK) Michael McCabe said: “We very much look forward to welcoming Suzie Mathers to the London company of Wicked in September alongside the incredible Rachel Tucker, who returns to the West End production following her triumphant engagement as Elphaba on Broadway. Suzie was a member of the original Australian cast of Wicked and went on to play Glinda to great acclaim in Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines and on the most recent Australian tour. We are all delighted that these two superbly talented actors will join us in London to lead an amazing new cast through the 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre later this year”.
Suzie Mathers and Rachel Tucker will lead the award-winning show through its 10th birthday celebrations at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. They will be joined by Oliver Savile, who continues as Fiyero; Anita Dobson, who joins to play Madame Morrible; Mark Curry, who continues as The Wizard; original cast member Martin Ball, who returns to play Doctor Dillamond; original cast member Katie Rowley Jones, who continues as Nessarose and Idriss Kargbo, who joins to play Boq. Alice Fearn will be Standby for Elphaba and Carina Gillespie continues as Standby for Glinda.
The production, acclaimed as “pure magic” (Time Out London), is currently booking until Saturday 29 April 2017. Please note that Rachel Tucker, Anita Dobson and Katie Rowley Jones appear until Saturday 28 January 2017 only.
Current London cast members Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq) and Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) will all play their final performances on Saturday 3 September 2016.
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