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Wicked - Mark Curry to play The Wizard

Mark Curry

Casting news

ON March 25, 2016, actor and presenter Mark Curry will take over the role of The Wizard in the hit musical Wicked, which is currently booking at the Apollo Victoria Theatre until April 29, 2017.

Tom McGowan will play his final performance as The Wizard on March 12, while from March 14 to March 24, 2016, the role will be played by Sean Kearns.

Mark Curry has enjoyed a long and successful career as both an actor and popular television and radio presenter. He is still best remembered by many for Blue Peter, which he co-hosted alongside Caron Keating and Yvette Fielding from 1986 to 1990.

His many recent theatre roles include: Dr. Armstrong and subsequently Rogers in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (UK Tour); Richard Willey MP in Ray Cooney’s Out of Order (The Mill at Sonning); Andre Cassell in Victor/Victoria and Larry in Company (Southwark Playhouse); The Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour) and The Compere’ in Victoria Wood’s Talent (Menier Chocolate Factory).

Based on the international best-selling 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.

Wicked currently stars: Emma Hatton (as Elphaba), Savannah Stevenson (Glinda), Oliver Savile (Fiyero), Liza Sadovy (Madame Morrible), Tom McGowan (The Wizard), Sean Kearns (Doctor Dillamond), Daniel Hope (Boq), Katie Rowley Jones (Nessarose), Natalie Andreou (Standby for Elphaba) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).

Tom McGowan is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.

There will be an Autism-Friendly performance of Wicked on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1:30pm.