Actor will be London’s ‘Doctor Dillamond’ from 24 October 2023

Simeon Truby to join UK & Ireland Tour

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, today announces the return of Steven Pinder as ‘Doctor Dillamond’ from Tuesday 24 October 2023 at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. The current ‘Doctor Dillamond’, Simeon Truby, will play his final performance on Sunday 22 October 2023 ahead of joining the forthcoming UK & Ireland Tour in the roles of ‘Doctor Dillamond’ and ‘The Wizard’, alongside the previously announced former West End cast members Laura Pick (Elphaba) and Carl Man (Fiyero).

Steven Pinder returns to the London production having previously played ‘Doctor Dillamond’ in 2015.Best known for his award-winning performance as‘Max Farnham’ in Phil Redmond’s Brookside,a role he playedfrom 1990 until the final episode in 2003, and ‘Roy Lambert’ in Crossroads, from 1985 to 1988,Stevenhas also worked extensively on stage, including recent appearances in Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island and Ray Cooney’s comedies Funny Money and Two Into One. He previously played ‘Doctor Dillamond’ and ‘The Wizard’ in Wicked in the UK & Ireland and International Tours.

One of the most successful musicals of all time” (BBC News), Wicked is already the 12th longest running production in West End history and the winner of over 100 awards, including three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, eleven WhatsOnStage Awards, and a Grammy.

Wicked currently stars Alexia Khadime (Elphaba), Lucy St. Louis (Glinda), Ryan Reid (Fiyero), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Morrible), Mark Curry (The Wizard), Caitlin Anderson (Nessarose), Joe Thompson-Oubari (Boq), Simeon Truby* (Doctor Dillamond), Amy Webb (Standby for Elphaba), Lisa-Anne Wood (Standby for Glinda), Yuki AbeKofi Aidoo-AppiahConor AshmanJessica AubreyJoshua ClemetsonFergus DaleEffie Rae DysonNicola EspallardoDanny FogartyRoss HarmonKate LeiperNick LenJemima LoddyJoshua LovellPaddyJoe MartinMillie MayhewHarry MillsDaniel ParrottAiesha Naomi PeaseJeanie RyanNatalie SpriggsJames TitchenerMicaela ToddChristine TuckerJaydon Vijn, and Taela Yeomans-Brown.

*Final performance Sunday 22 October 2023. Steven Pinder plays ‘Doctor Dillamond’ from Tuesday 24 October 2023.

Whilst continuing its West End run, Wicked will open a UK & Ireland Tour at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 7 December 2023, and then travel to Bristol Hippodrome, Birmingham Hippodrome, Bradford Alhambra Theatre, Southampton Mayflower Theatre, Liverpool Empire, Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Sunderland Empire, Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre, and Manchester Palace Theatre.

Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s musical is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire and imagines a beguiling backstory and future possibilities to the lives of L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, revealing the decisions and events that shape the destinies of two unlikely university friends on their journey to becoming Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Wicked has music and lyrics by multi-Oscar and Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (GodspellPippinThe Prince of Egypt, Disney’s PocahontasThe Hunchback of Notre Dame and Enchanted)It is based on the multimillion-copy best-selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire and written by Emmy and Tony Award nominee Winnie Holzman (creator of the landmark American television series My So-Called Life). Musical staging is by Tony Award-winner Wayne Cilento with direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.

Wicked is produced by Marc PlattUniversal Stage ProductionsThe Araca GroupJon B Platt, and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK) Michael McCabe.

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