PHOTOS: First look at David Witts and the new Wicked cast

PHOTOS: First look at David Witts and the new Wicked cast

Posted On: Jul 19, 2018
By Parissima Darabiha
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    Discover the first pictures of new principal Wicked cast members David Witts as Fiyero and Chris Jarman as Doctor Dillamond (who join the London production from Monday 23 July 2018), together with current cast members Alice Fearn as Elphaba, Sophie Evans as Glinda and Rosa O’Reilly, who takes over the role of Nessarose. 

    David Witts (Fiyero) starred as ‘Joey Branning’ in EastEnders, for which he won ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2013 National Television Awards. He also won an Inside Soap Award and was nominated for a British Soap Award. For American television, he has recently been a series regular in Recovery Road (for ABC/Freeform) and I Ship It (for the CW Network). He also completed filming An Unpleasant Surprise and Pride and Prejudice, Cut. On stage, he starred as ‘Link Larkin’ in Hairspray at Leicester Curve Theatre. David trained at the National Youth Theatre and National Youth Music Theatre.

    Chris Jarman (Doctor Dillamond) most recently played ‘Hagrid’ and the ‘Sorting Hat’ in the original London cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. His other West End credits include ‘The General’ and ‘Satan’ in the original cast of The Book of Mormon and ‘Curtis Shank’ in the original cast of Sister Act The Musical. He appeared in The Comedy of Errors for the National Theatre and his many appearances with the RSC include The Merchant of Venice.

    Rosa O’Reilly (Nessarose) originally joined the London cast of Wicked in August 2016 and has already played the role of ‘Nessarose’ on many occasions. Prior to Wicked, her credits included ‘Soul Girl’ in Jesus Christ Superstar and ‘Elizabeth’ in Dirty Dancing (West End and UK Tour).

    “One of the biggest success stories of contemporary musical theatre” (WhatsOnStage) and “a thrilling theatrical experience with brains, heart and courage” (Metro), Wicked is already the 14th longest running West End show of all time and has now been seen by over 9 million people in London alone. Around the world, Wicked has won over 100 major awards, including ten theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Awards (winning ‘Best West End Show’ on three occasions) and two Olivier Audience Awards in the UK.

    Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines 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.

    Experience this unforgettable musical and discover that you've not been told the whole story about the Land of Oz...

    Now playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London - book your Wicked tickets today!

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