2nd February 2007
SUSIE BLAKE TO PLAY 'MADAME
MORRIBLE' IN THE HIT MUSICAL WICKED FROM 2 APRIL 2007
SUSIE BLAKE is to star as Madame Morrible in the hit
musical WICKED at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre from
Monday 2 April 2007.
For the past four years, Susie Blake has been playing
Beverley Unwin in CORONATION STREET. Amongst her numerous
other television appearances, Susie is still much-loved
for her regular roles in Victoria Wood’s AS SEEN ON
TV series and various specials. Some of Susie’s recent
theatre work includes playing Belinda Blair in Michael
Frayn’s NOISES OFF, directed by Jeremy Sams, at the
National Theatre, on national tour and at the Piccadilly
Theatre and the national tour of HIGH SOCIETY, directed
by Ian Talbot, playing Mother Lord.
Miriam Margolyes will play her final performance as
Madame Morrible on Saturday 31 March 2007.
WICKED has already been seen by over a quarter of a
million theatregoers in London since its first public
performance on 7 September 2006, grossing over £10 million
at the Box Office and twice setting new West End Box
Office records for highest weekly gross.
Based on Gregory Maguire’s acclaimed novel, the spellbinding
WICKED tells the incredible untold story of an extraordinary
friendship between two girls: the blond and popular
Glinda and the misunderstood green girl, Elphaba, whose
destiny is to become the Wicked Witch of the West.
WICKED currently stars: Kerry Ellis as Elphaba, Helen
Dallimore as Glinda, Adam Garcia as Fiyero, Miriam Margolyes
as Madame Morrible, Nigel Planer as The Wizard, Martin
Ball as Doctor Dillamond, James Gillan as Boq and Katie
Rowley Jones as Nessarose.
WICKED is presented in London by Marc Platt, Universal
Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
UK General Management: Nick Salmon / Act Productions,
Executive Producer: Michael McCabe.