Full casting has been announced for the forthcoming tour of Wicked, which opens at the Manchester Palace Theatre in September (see full dates below).

Emily Tierney and Nikki Davis-Jones
Emily Tierney and Nikki Davis-Jones
As previously announced, the cast will be led by Nikki Davis-Jones (Elphaba), Emily Tierney (Glinda) and Liam Doyle (Fiyero).

Joining them in the principal cast will be Marilyn Cutts (Madame Morrible), Dale Rapley (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), George Ure (Boq) and Jemma Alexander (Standby Elphaba).

The ensemble comprises: Lee Bridgman, Chrissy Brooke, Richard Carson, Harrison Clark, Jeanine Dinger, Tim Edwards, Howard Ellis, Natasha Ferguson, Zoe George, Lia Given, Natalie Green, Charlie Harding, Katie Kerr, Robert Kershaw, Will Knights, Sophie Leigh-Griffin, Candy Marriott, Oliver Metzler, Wendy-Lee Purdy, Julienne Schembri, Grant Thresh, Ed White and Helen Woolf.

The tour will visit: Manchester Palace Theatre (12 September to 16 November 2013), Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (27 November 2013 to 18 January 2014); Milton Keynes Theatre (4 February to 8 March 2014); Wales Millennium Centre (12 March to 26 April 2014); Glasgow King's Theatre (6 May to 31 May 2014); Leeds Grand Theatre (10 June to 5 July 2014) and Birmingham Hippodrome (9 July to 6 September 2014).

Tickets are now on sale at all venues.

Further cities and dates into 2015 to be announced.

The multi-award winning Wicked, which tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, continues its open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria.