13th March 2007
DIANNE PILKINGTON IS WICKED'S
NEW 'GLINDA' FROM 16 JULY
From Monday 16 July 2007, the role of 'Glinda' in
the award-winning musical WICKED at London's Apollo
Victoria Theatre will be played by Dianne Pilkington.
Tickets are now on sale until March 2008.
Helen Dallimore will play her final performance as
'Glinda' on Saturday 14 July 2007. Helen has been invited
to star as 'Glinda' in the 2008 Australian premiere
production of WICKED.
The 5 international productions of WICKED (New York,
Chicago, Los Angeles, US National Tour and London) have
now grossed over half a billion dollars ($500,000,000)
at the Box Office. Two new productions, in Japan and
Stuttgart, will open this year.
Dianne Pilkington has just completed a year long engagement
playing 'Grizabella' in the national tour of Andrew
Lloyd Webber's Cats. Her other theatre credits include
playing 'Belinda' in The Far Pavilions at the Shaftesbury
Theatre; 'Mary' in Tonight's the Night at the Victoria
Palace; 'Belle' in the national tour of Disney’s Beauty
and the Beast; 'Kim' in the original cast of Boy George's
musical Taboo at The Venue and 'Snow White' in Snow
White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Victoria Palace, opposite
Lily Savage. Dianne trained at the Guildford School
Based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling 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 as
Nessarose. From Monday 2 April the role of Madame Morrible
will be played by Susie Blake.
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.