Emma Hatton to take over as Elphaba in Wicked from February 2015

Wicked London_EmmaHatton as Elphaba_8484_Photo Matt Crockett

Emma Hatton will take over the role of Elphaba in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London from 2 February. Picture: Matt Crockett

Emma Hatton will star as Elphaba in the hit musical Wicked from Monday 2 February 2015 at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Currently the Standby Elphaba, Emma Hatton will replace international Wicked star Jennifer DiNoia, who is soon to play a special limited engagement from 27 October 2014 to 31 January 2015.

Current performer Kerry Ellis plays her final performance as Elphaba on Saturday 25 October 2014. Savannah Stevenson continues throughout in the role of Glinda.

The London production of Wicked is the tenth longest running show in the West End. Now in its ninth year, the musical recently surpassed the 3,357-performance run of the original production of Jesus Christ Superstar to become the 13th longest running musical in West End theatre history.

While continuing its open-ended London run, a UK touring production is now playing until July 2015 (and is currently at the Liverpool Empire Theatre until 11 October 2014 and opens at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton on 21 October).

Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, a book by Winnie Holzman, musical staging by Wayne Cilento and is directed by Joe Mantello. The show is based on the best-selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.

Wicked is produced by: Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk

Readers may also be interested in:

Jennifer DiNoia joins West End Wicked as Elphaba – News

Wicked – Liverpool Empire and Touring – Review

Kerry Ellis on her album, UK tour and return to WickedInterview

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