you seen any of the other Wicked productions prior to
accepting the role?
After I was cast, Wicked flew me to NY to see the show
and meet ? people.
Have you read
Maguire's novel, Wicked - The Life and Times of the
Wicked Witch of the West?
I read the book before I knew Wicked was coming to London
and loved it. Glinda is very different though, but it
was useful in terms of creating the world of Oz in my
What is your favourite
I think Defying Gravity is the most impressive moment
in the show, but I love doing Popular.
What is your favourite
Thank Goodness is the hardest, but most satisfying when
it goes right.
What is your
The yellow dress in Act I and the pale green ball gown
in Act II.
Who is your favourite
What, if any,
have been your biggest show/prop/costume mishaps?
When my bubble failed to descend at the start of the
What are you characters
top 3 priorities in life?
Well, they change dramatically, but I'll answer for
the beginning of the show before she meets Elphaba.
1) Being liked. 2) Looking good. 3) Finding Mr. Right.
If you could change
one thing about your character, what would it be?
I wouldn't change anything about her. She might
like to change her social standing, and be born into
a more important family. Like a princess or something...
you more a Galinda or an Elphaba?
Elphaba, definitely. Or maybe Glinda at the end...
What is it like
being up in that bubble just waiting for your entrance
at the top of the show?
Very peaceful. The calm before the storm.
Have you had any
The one I mentioned at the first preview. Total bubble
Have you ever
ended up accidentally eating any of the bubbles by mistake
while in your bubble?
Yes - and they taste vile!
Given the choice,
would you travel by bubble or by broom?
I think bubble is more confortable...
You wear you Shiz
shoes throughout NOMTW. Do you have any other sneaky
costume cheats that help your changes go faster?
I have the Shiz skirt on at the start, too.
What is it that
makes Galinda so popular - money, status, charisma,
Charisma, definitely. And grooming.
mentioned in Martin's ODC, Galinda is not in Dr D's
second class. What things do you think Galinda would
get up to/do in order to miss the class?
Facial, manicure, elocution tutor, possibly a slight
Why does Galinda
go on about the day Dr D was taken away in class when
she wasn't even there to witness the event?
She obviously heard about the scandel from her trusty
girlfriends. And it was the day Fiyero started acting
why is Galinda so excited that 'it's tomorrow'?
What is that in reference to?
It's the next day - they've been up talking ALL NIGHT
- it's so naughty and exciting!
When Glinda and
Elphaba go to the Emerald City, they are the only two
not wearing green. Since Glinda always likes to fit
in/follow the fashion, how come she wears yellow to
the Emerald City, which would mean she would stick out?
She's a small fish in a big pond for once. If she stayed
long, she'd soon be in green!
When Nessa has
been killed, why does Glinda pick the flowers, lay them
on the ground, then pick them up and walk away with
them when Elphaba arrives?
She never actually puts the flowers down, because she
is surprised. Then she is embarrassed to be caught out
grieving for Nessa. She discards them because Elphie's
grief becomes more important in that moment.
Does Glinda ever
realise that the Tinman is Boq?
She knows he's Boq. She also hears him re-tell the story
during the witch-hunters scene and says "No, that's
not how it happened".
I always get a
headache when I cry too much. You cry most of the time
during Wicked, how do you manage to not get a headache
(or other side effects)?
I do get a headache sometimes. Especially after two
Everyone in the
show is wicked at some point or another. Who do you
think is the wickedest and why?
Madame Morrible, she has no redeeming features, and
no remorse at the end. She's out for herself.
If you were stranded
on a desert island with any character from Wicked, who
would it be and why?
Fiyero - because maybe I would win his heart. And I
can't breed with Elphaba, or start a new race of cast-aways.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ms Dallimore very
kindly agreed to answer the above questions for us here
at WickedUK.co.uk. We would therefore like to take this
opportunity to thank Ms Dallimore for her time and effort
that made the above interview possible.