Martyn Ellis takes over from Sam Kelly as Wicked Wizard
Ellis, whose West End credits include Guys and Dolls and One Man, Two Guvnors, will start performances on 17 Feb
Ellis, whose credits include One Man, Two Guvnors (NT and West End), My Fair Lady (Sheffield) and Guys and Dolls (Donmar West End - for which he received a WhatsOnStage Award), will take over from Sam Kelly.
Kelly, who returned to play The Wizard, a role he previously played in 2009/2010, in November, has withdrawn from the production due to illness.
Also in the current cast are: Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Sue Kelvin (Madame Morrible), Paul Clarkson (Doctor Dillamond); Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby Glinda).