Friday, 31 October 2014

X Factor finalists attend West End performance of Wicked!

Last night (30th October) X Factor finalists Lauren Platt and Lola Saunders attended the West End production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to celebrate Halloween!

The girls (who are the last standing two in Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's category) met leading ladies Jennifer DiNoia (Elphaba) and Savannah Stevenson (Glinda) after the show. Lauren apparently revealed that she would one day love to play the role of Elphaba. 

Wicked is now in its 9th year at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, making it the 10th longest-running show in the West End. 

Around the world, Wicked has already been seen by over 42 million people in 13 countries and won 100 international awards. While continuing its open-ended London run, a spectacular UK touring production is also now playing until July 2015.

As well as DiNoia and Stevenson, the West End cast of Wicked currently includes: Jeremy Taylor (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Martyn Ellis (The Wizard), Philip Childs (Doctor Dillamond), Sam Lupton (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Emma Hatton (Standby Elphaba) and Sophie Linder-Lee (Standby Glinda). Hatton takes over as Elphaba next February. 

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Photo Credit: Dan Wooller

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