What’s on? Wicked star Rachel Tucker to perform solo show at Durham’s Gala Theatre

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Musical theatre star Rachel Tucker is bringing her first ever solo tour to the North East.

Following a triumphant nine month run on Broadway as the green girl, Elphaba, in the smash hit musical Wicked, Tucker is embarking on an 11-date solo tour throughout the UK.

Audiences can expect up close and personal performances of musical theatre favourites, along with some classic jazz, soul as well as ‘a few surprises.’

Having played Elphaba for longer than any other actress in the production’s history, Tucker has just finished reprising the role in London’s West End as part of Wicked’s special 10th anniversary cast.

She first rose to fame as a finalist on the BBC One show I’d Do Anything, winning heaps of praise from both Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber, subsequently performing at Lloyd Webber’s Birthday In The Park show in London’s Hyde Park and later taking on a range of roles in some of the West End’s best shows, before making her Broadway debut in The Last Ship, a new musical written by the rock icon Sting. She won the 2011 WhatsOnStage award for Best Takeover in a Role for Wicked.

This show will be directed by her husband Guy Retallack, with musical director Kris Rawlinson. The tour is produced by Fane Productions in partnership with Parallel Productions.

The show will take place at Durham’s Gala Theatre on Monday 29 May at 7.30pm. For tickets, click here.

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