Rachel Tucker, former I’d Do Anything finalist, and part of We Will Rock You cast will take up the role of Elphaba in Wicked at the West End’s Apollo Victoria theatre as from 29 March 2010 replacing Alexia Khadime.
Also a new Glinda joins the West End-Ozzian Cast when Louise Dearman will replace Dianne Pilkington in the role.
The current London company is led by Alexia Khadime as Elphaba and Dianne Pilkington as Glinda and also features Harriet Thorpe (Madame Morrible), Oliver Tompsett (Fiyero) and Sam Kelly (The Wizard).
Rachel Tucker, who came 4th on the reality BBC1 series I’d Do Anything, has most recently been co-presenting The Friday Show with Eamonn Holmes for BBC Northern Ireland. She has just finished playing Meat in the Queen/Ben Elton musical “We Will Rock You” at the Dominion Theatre.
Louise Dearman recently played Eva Peron in the UK national tour of Evita. In the West End she appeared in “Guys and Dolls” at the Piccadilly Theatre and starred as Sarah Brown in the subsequent UK national tour.