EastEnders star Aaron Sidwell is joining the cast of Wicked for the hit show’s 2018 UK & Ireland tour.
Based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling novel, the play tells the incredible story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students and their extraordinary adventures in Oz, which will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Re-imagining the stories and characters originally created by L. Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked has become a global phenomenon selling to packed out audiences and winning near universal acclaim.
Sidwell, currently playing Steven Beale in the BBC soap, will play Fiyero and its currently scheduled to appear at all venues. Producers say the full tour cast will be announced in September.
The actor’s previous theatre credits include Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse), American Idiot (Arts Theatre, London) and the leading role of ‘Michael Dork’ in Loserville The Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse and in the West End).
The tour will visit:
Bristol Hippodrome (Wednesday 31 January – Saturday 3 March 2018)
Liverpool Empire (Wednesday 7 – Saturday 31 March 2018)
Birmingham Hippodrome (Wednesday 4 – Sunday 29 April 2018)
Edinburgh Playhouse (Tuesday 8 May – Saturday 9 June 2018)
Leeds Grand Theatre (Wednesday 13 June – Saturday 7 July 2018)
Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Tuesday 17 July – 26 August 2018)
Sunderland Empire (Thursday 6 – Saturday 29 September 2018)
Southampton Mayflower Theatre (Wednesday 3 – Saturday 27 October 2018
tickets on sale September 2017)
Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre (Wednesday 31 October – Saturday 24 November 2018)
Manchester Palace Theatre (Tuesday 4 December 2018 – Saturday 5 January 2019).
For further details visit: www.WickedTheMusical.co.uk