David Witts to star in Wicked London

David Witts to star in Wicked London

Posted On: May 3, 2018
By Spencer Rust
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    Wicked, the 'spellbinding smash hit' (Time Out London) that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that former EastEnders star David Witts is returning from three years in L.A. to make his West End debut as ‘Fiyero’ from Monday 23 July 2018.  

    David Witts (Fiyero) starred as ‘Joey Branning’ in the BBC serial drama 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 most 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, written and directed by James Furlong and Pride and Prejudice, Cut, directed by Michael Kampa. On stage, he starred as ‘Link Larkin’ in the hit musical Hairspray at Leicester Curve Theatre. David trained at the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre.

    David Witts said: 'After three amazing years living and working in Los Angeles, I am excited to be getting back on stage again and to be coming home to make my West End debut in the incredible musical Wicked. I can’t wait to start rehearsals and to join everyone at the Apollo Victoria Theatre from 23 July'

    Michael McCabe, Executive Producer (UK) of Wicked said: 'We are delighted that David Witts is returning to the UK to star as Fiyero in Wicked. David has proved himself to be an accomplished and popular actor on both stage and screen since his award-winning debut as ‘Joey Branning’ in EastEnders back in 2012, and he has all the qualities to be a fantastic Fiyero'.

    Bradley Jaden will play his final performance as ‘Fiyero’ on Saturday 21 July 2018. Further casting to be announced. 

    Wicked is an unforgettable and multi award-winning musical that transports audiences to a stunning fantasy world of flying monkeys, levitating broomsticks, a smoke-breathing dragon and eye-popping sets, costumes and special effects, providing marvels beyond your imagination.

    With Wicked celebrating over 11 spellbinding years, there has never been a better time to discover the captivating story – featuring the show-stopping song ‘Defying Gravity’ – that has made it ‘the most popular show in the West End’ (Time Out London). 

    Experience this unforgettable musical and discover that you've not been told the whole story about the Land of Oz… Book your Wicked tickets today for the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London!  

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