Press night for the 2010 cast change of Wicked was deferred until after Lee joined the cast, some six weeks after the main cast change. Lee himself had finished his run in Lord Arthur Savile's Crime on 24 April, gone straight into Wicked rehearsals the following Monday, become a Daddy on 1 May, and opened as Fiyero on 10 May.
Then, on just his tenth performance ... press night! The whole cast were on absolutely top form, spurred on by a hugely appreciative audience to give a truly spectacular performance.
A full gallery of photographs can be found on the website of official photographer Dan Wooller, covering arrivals, curtain call and the after show party (samples right). In addition, there are a couple of video interviews (below), both featuring Lee, while the show and its press night also cropped up on radio in the following days.
BBC Radio One - Fearne Cotton chatting to Natalie Jamieson about press night, with comments from Lee and Joanna Page
LBC - Steve Allen chatting to Roger Foss about press night and the Wicked phenomenon
Last updated: 10/05/2018