WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce that Scottish actress Ashleigh Gray (Elphaba) will star in hit musical Wicked when it comes to His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, next May (May 5 to 30).
Originally from Midlothian, Ashleigh Gray has long been associated with Wicked's West End production, having originally joined the cast in 2007.
She later became the standby Elphaba and has continued in that role at various times, playing Elphaba on numerous occasions. Her theatre credits include playing the leading role of Kim in the national tour of Boy George’s musical Taboo and more recently she created the role of Lorraine Campbell in the world premiere of the Susan Boyle musical I Dreamed A Dream, touring across the UK and Ireland.
Ashleigh trained at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating with First Class BA (Hons) in musical theatre, the Principal’s Award for Musical Theatre and The Margaret Veale Award for Singing.
Ashleigh will appear with Emily Tierney (Glinda), Samuel Edwards (Fiyero), Marilyn Cutts (Madame Morrible), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Carina Gillespie (Nessarose) Richard Vincent (Boq) and Scottish actress Jacqueline Hughes (as the standby Elphaba).
The award-winning London production of Wicked continues its open-ended run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now the 10th-longest running show in the West End. Around the world, Wicked has already been seen by 42 million people in 13 countries, and won 100 international awards.
The story is a re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L Frank Baum in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It tells the untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students whose adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
You can book for the Aberdeen run: in person at the theatre, by phone on:
01224 641122 and online at: www.aberdeenperformingarts.com