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Over the Rainbow finalist Sophie Evans lands Glinda role in Wicked

Sophie Evans attending the premiere of Pride. Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainmen

A Welsh theatre performer who made it to the finals of Over The Rainbow has been cast as Glinda the Good Witch in the West End show Wicked.

Sophie Evans, from Tonypandy, will join the hit musical in July.

The 24-year-old was runner-up in the 2010 BBC talent series, which followed the search for a new theatre star to play Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of The Wizard Of Oz.

The production is a three-time winner of the theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Award for Best West End Show and a two-time winner of the Olivier Audience Award.

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