Wicked role for Scots Ashleigh

Ashleigh Gray will play 'Elphaba' in 'Wicked'.

Ashleigh Gray will play 'Elphaba' in 'Wicked'.

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‘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 will star in the record-breaking production when it comes to His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, next May.

Originally from Midlothian, Ashleigh has long been associated with the West End production of ‘Wicked’ having originally joined the ensemble in 2007.

She subsequently became standby ‘Elphaba’ and has continued to act in this capacity 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 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.

In a brilliantly witty re-imagining of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

Ticket details for the Aberdeen show from the box office on 01224 641122.