- Posted By: Glenn Rice on: Thu, 18th Apr 2013 at 12:14pm
Wicked welcomes back Harriet Thorpe as Madame Morrible from 22 April until 16 November 2013 at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre. She replaces Louise Plowright, who has been obliged to withdraw from the role due to illness.
Thorpe, who previously played Madame Morrible from April 2008 until March 2010, has enjoyed a long-standing TV association with Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French, appearing in French & Saunders, Murder Most Horrid, The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle. and as Fleur in Absolutely Fabulous since 1992. She also starred as Carole in The Brittas Empire.
Thorpe's most recent stage appearance was as Frauline Kost in Rufus Norris’s production of Cabaret at the Savoy Theatre, a role she also played at the Lyric Theatre in 2006. She starred in Crazy For You at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and at the Novello Theatre, and played Tanya in Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Wicked currently stars Louise Dearman as Elphaba, Gina Beck as Glinda, Ben Freeman as Fiyero, Keith Bartlett as The Wizard, Christopher Howell as Doctor Dillamond, Sam Lupton as Boq, Katie Rowley Jones as Nessarose, Hayley Gallivan as Standby Elphaba and Lucy van Gasse as Standby Glinda.