Encore meets West End star Nikki Bentley, currently playing Elphaba in Wicked.
The Encore Radio team went backstage at The Apollo Victoria Theatre in the West End, home of Wicked, in this two-part series we find out more about Nikki Bentley’s Elphaba story.
In part one we learn more her Elphaba journey starting at the very beginning with being the standby for Elphaba in Wicked UK & Ireland Tour to then her audition process for the London production.
Nikki Bentley is currently playing Elphaba in Wicked. Already the 5th longest-running musical currently playing in the West End and now seen by more than 9 million people in London alone, Wicked remains ‘one of the most popular West End musicals ever’ (Evening Standard).
About the Show:
Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.
Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.