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Chris Jarman joins the cast of Wicked as Doctor Dillamond

Chris Jarman

Casting news

WICKED, the hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has confirmed that Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie and Maria Coyne (Standby for Glinda) will all continue in their current roles.

Joining them, from Monday, July 23, 2018, will be the previously announced David Witts as Fiyero together with Chris Jarman (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Doctor Dillamond and current cast member Rosa O’Reilly, who takes over the role of Nessarose.

Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose) and original cast member Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond) will all play their final performances on Saturday, July 21, 2018.

Chris Jarman (pictured) most recently played ‘Hagrid’ and the ‘Sorting Hat’ in the original London cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. His other West End credits include ‘The General’ in the original cast of The Book of Mormon and ‘Shank’ in the original cast of Sister Act The Musical. For the National Theatre he appeared in The Comedy of Errors, directed by Dominic Cooke, and his many appearances with the RSC include The Merchant of Venice, directed by Rupert Goold. Jarman is also the voice of the mysterious villain ‘The Mechanic’ in ITV’s Thunderbirds Are Go.

Rosa O’Reilly originally joined the London cast of Wicked in August 2016 and has already played the role of ‘Nessarose’ on many occasions. Prior to Wicked, her credits included ‘Soul Girl’ in Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and ‘Elizabeth’ in Dirty Dancing (West End and UK Tour).

The new cast from Monday, July 23, 2018 includes Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), David Witts (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Chris Jarman (Doctor Dillamond), Rosa O’Reilly (Nessarose), Jack Lansbury (Boq), Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba), and Carina Gillespie and Maria Coyne* (Standby for Glinda).

They are joined by Jennie Abbotts, Meg Astin, Rebecca Botterill, Nicole Carlisle, Conor Crown, Jonathan David Dudley, Lewis Easter, Kerry Enright, Aimée Fisher, André Fabien Francis, Chris George, Tom Andrew Hargreaves, Maggie Lynne, Carl Man, Rhidian Marc, James McHugh, Ellie Mitchell, Sam Robinson, Scott Sutcliffe, Genevieve Taylor, Paulo Teixeira, Samantha Thomas, Libby Watts, Bryony Whitfield, Chiarina Woodall and Tom Woollaston.

*Maternity cover.

Wicked is currently booking at the Apollo Victoria Theatre until May 25, 2019.