Magical Emma Hatton takes Wicked lead in West End

Emma Hatton in Wicked. Photo by Matt Crockett
Emma Hatton in Wicked. Photo by Matt Crockett

There’s a Wicked new witch waiting in the wings to cast her spells over audiences to the West End’s most magical show.

Emma Hatton takes over the role of Elphaba in Wicked from Monday after acting as the character’s understudy.

Emma has understudied for We Will Rock You and played Donna in Dreamboats and Petticoats, both in the West End and on tour.

Her other credits include When Midnight Strikes, Cinderella and Christmas in New York.

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The spellbinding musical phenomenon is now the 10th longest-running show in the West End, has been seen by more than six million people in London alone and recently played its landmark 3,500th performance.

Around the world, Wicked has been seen by 45 million people in 13 countries and won 100 international awards.

Wicked tells the 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 Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

It is based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

2015 Cast: Emma Hatton (Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Philip Childs (Doctor Dillamond), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby for Glinda).

Wicked is now playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Wilton Road, London.

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