Stephen Schwartz, Laura Pick and Sophie Evans celebrate Wicked's 15th birthday
Check out our exclusive interview with the trio
It's certainly proved "Popular"... Wicked has made it to a glistening 15 years in the West End and we sat down with composer Stephen Schwartz as well as Laura Pick as green witch Elphaba alongside Sophie Evans as Glinda to discuss the piece's continued power.
With music and lyrics by Schwartz, the show is based on Gregory Maguire's novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West and is adapted for the stage by Winnie Holzman. Musical staging is by Wayne Cilento and direction by Joe Mantello.
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Also in the show are Alistair Brammer (Fiyero), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose), Nicholas McLean (Boq), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Charli Baptie (maternity cover for Lisa-Anne Wood –Standby for Glinda), Meg Astin, Rebecca Botterill, Lauren Brooke, Grace Chapman ( maternity cover for Maggie Lynne), Michael Colbourne, Conor Crown, Lewis Easter, Nolan Edwards, Joseph Fletcher, Fraser Fraser, Rebecca Gilliland, Lucie Horsfall, Nick Len, Will Lucas, Nicole Lupino, Stuart Maciver, Carl Man, Rhidian Marc, Jessica-Alice McCluskey, Stacey McGuire, Emmie Ray, Natalie Spriggs, Scott Sutcliffe, Genevieve Taylor, Samantha Thomas (maternity cover for Joanna Sawyer), Grant Thresh, James Titchener, Libby Watts, Chiarina Woodall and Tom Woollaston.
Design is by Eugene Lee, with lighting by Kenneth Postner, projection by Elaine J McCarthy, hair and wigs by Tom Watson, make-up by Joe Dulude II, costume by Susan Hilferty, sound by Tony Meola and orchestrations by William David Brohn. Musical direction is by Ron Crocker, with UK casting by Jim Arnold.