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#6491 poster J

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:44 AM

View PostEmg, on 29 March 2013 - 01:03 AM, said:

Except that cast change was end October 2012...

Was it?  I thought it was later than that...my bad.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:46 AM

If I remember correctly, Gina tweeted she was staying on through November 2, 2013 when she made her announcement.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:52 PM

It's weird how this casts contract is longer than usual, really CC should be early September. Pity we still have 8 months to wait !, feels as though this cast have been here forever :/

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:27 PM

So 2nd November is cast change?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:41 PM

Strange. I thought since last CC was October 27th and the previous one was December 11th, this one would be late September/early October.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:58 PM

So which of the main cast are we expecting to lose come November?

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:16 PM

View PostTettekete, on 29 March 2013 - 10:41 PM, said:

Strange. I thought since last CC was October 27th and the previous one was December 11th, this one would be late September/early October.

Yeah that's what i think aswell, can't understand why this contract is longer .. weird

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 11:17 PM

I think Gina Beck, Ben freeman, Keith Bartlett, Sam Lupton and Katie Rowley Jones will be leaving...Gina will have been there for around 2 years, so it would seem like the right time to leave, although I wouldn't mind her doing a third year like Dianne.  Ben, Sam and Katie, I suspect will leave, because the last couple of Fiyeros, Boqs and Nessas have only been around for a single contract.  Keith I just hope goes, with Chris Howell taking over as the wizard.  I think there will be a chance of Louise leaving as well, though I really hope she stay on, she definatley has what it take to keep going into the second and possibly third year, although now after playing both roles, she may feel like her time with the show is over, and feel that it has com to its natural conclusion.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:51 AM

Whilst a long shot, a potential reason I can see for a November cast change could be something to do with the tour...the Manchester run ends 16th November so potentially they could be looking to swap around cast members.

Or even they may have just wanted to move cast change later than the 'expected' September time so that it didn't detract from the tour opening.  Cast Changes are a huge event for Wicked fans, so perhaps the producers want the start of the tour to be a huge event, so pushed London CC back to after the Manchester dates.

At the end of the day, I guess it doesn't really matter.  That's the length of the contract, the cast will change when it changes!

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 02:13 AM

Just back at my hotel after seeing the show on Broadway! Willemijn was incredible!!! I would love to see her come over and play the role in London as, and this is something I never thought I would say; she is a better Elphie than Rachel Tucker in my opinion! Her voice is to die for and generally she was perfect with the acting! I want to see her again!!!
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