Les Miserables
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Sondheim Theatre formerly Queens
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Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg's Les Miserables is a global stage sensation, seen by 70 million people in 52 countries and 22 languages around the world.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

Featuring the songs "I Dreamed A Dream", "Bring Him Home", "One Day More" and "On My Own" - Les Miserables is 'The Show of Shows' (Newsweek).

The Original Production will run until 13 July before the Queen's Theatre closes for refurbishment. The All-Star Staged Concert will run at the Gielgud Theatre 10 August - 30 November. The Queen's Theatre will reopen on 18 December with the acclaimed New Production.

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Cameron Mackintosh has announced casting for Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables at the newly restored Sondheim Theatre, when the theatre re-opens on 18 December 2019 following its major renovation.

Jon Robyns will play Jean Valjean, Bradley Jaden Javert, Gerard Carey Thénardier, Carrie Hope Fletcher Fantine, Shan Ako Eponine, Josefina Gabrielle Madame Thenardier, Ashley Gilmour Enjolras and Lily Kerhoas Cosette. Rachelle Ann Go will return to the role of Fantine for seven weeks in the spring and will take over the role next summer.

They will be joined by Kelly Agbowu, Ciaran Bowling, Richard Carson, Rodney Earl Clarke, Matthew Dale, Matt Dempsey, Harry Dunnett, Jessie Hart, Jessica Joslin, Sarah Lark, Georgie Lovatt, Ellie Ann Lowe, Luke McCall, Leo Miles, Claire O'Leary, Shane O'Riordan, Kathy Peacock, Sam Peggs, Mark Pearce, Emma Warren, Sake Wijers, Mared Williams and Samuel Wyn-Morris.

Cameron Mackintosh said:
"As Les Mis enters its 35th year in London, I am thrilled that we have found a brilliant and exciting cast to open my new production at the Sondheim theatre, many of whom were not even born when the show first opened. I am particularly delighted that Jon Robyns will be leading the company as Jean Valjean. Jon originally played the role of Enjolras when I first produced this new production in 2010. His Inspector Javert will be played by Bradley Jaden, who is currently a sensational Enjolras in the sell-out staged concert version of Les Mis next door at the Gielgud Theatre, having previously played Javert to great acclaim at the Queen's."
"Other current stars of the concert who will be reprising their show stopping roles at the Sondheim are Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine and West End newcomers Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas as Eponine and Cosette. I am delighted to announce that Rachelle Ann Go, one of the incredible stars of both the original and current London cast of Hamilton and a previously acclaimed Fantine, will return to this role for seven weeks in the spring before taking the role over from Carrie Hope Fletcher next summer."
"Though our search for Marius continues, it's terrific to be reunited with Ashley Gilmour as Enjolras - after his recent success playing Chris in my international tour of Miss Saigon. It is a testament to Víctor Hugo's timeless masterpiece and Boublil & Schonberg's brilliant musical adaptation that Les Miserables continues to attract such stellar talent to the world's longest running musical."

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Les Miserables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

Carrie Hope Fletcher will play Fantine from 18 December 2019 until 29 February 2020 and then again from 20 April 2020 until 25 July 2020. Rachelle Ann Go will play the role from 2 March 2020 until 18 April 2020 and then again from 27 July 2020.


From Monday 22 January 2018, David Thaxton will return to the West End cast of Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre in the role of 'Javert'. Thaxton previously played 'Javert' in 2014, and has also played the role of 'Enjolras' in the West End production of the long-running Boublil and Schonberg classic.

Thaxton's many other theatre credits include 'Giorgio' in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse, for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, 'Pilate' in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Regent's Park Theatre, 'Raoul' in Love Never Dies at the Adelphi and 'Major John Howard' in Only The Brave at Wales Millennium Centre.

David will join Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly as 'Jean Valjean', Carley Stenson as 'Fantine', Steven Meo as 'Thenardier', Karis Jack as 'Eponine', Jacqueline Tate as 'Madame Thenardier', Hyoie O'Grady as 'Enjolras', Paul Wilkins as 'Marius' and Charlotte Kennedy as 'Cosette'.

From 22 January 2018 the full company will be: Emma Barr; Adam Bayjou; Oliver Brenin; Ciaran Bowling; Hugo Chiarella; Andy Conaghan; Killian Donnelly; Alice Ellen Wright; Sophie-May Feek; Hyoie O'Grady; Catherine Hannay; Antony Hansen; Holly-Anne Hull; James Hume; Karis Jack; Ciaran Joyce; Charlotte Kennedy; Katie Kerr; Rebecca Lafferty; Jo Loxton; John Lumsden; Anna McGarahan; Steven Meo; Jonny Purchase; Lauren Soley; Carley Stenson; Jacqueline Tate; Shaq Taylor; George Tebbutt; David Thaxton; Lee Van Geleen; Danny Whitehead and Paul Wilkins.


From Monday 12 June 2017, there will be major cast changes at the West End production of Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre, which is now in its record breaking 33rd year.

Killian Donnelly will star as Jean Valjean, joining the cast fresh from Broadway where he is currently playing the lead role of Charlie Price in Kinky Boots. West End leading lady and former Hollyoaks star Carley Stenson will join the company as Fantine, and Hayden Tee returns to play Javert from 17 July, having performed the role at the Queen's Theatre until 22 April this year.

Killian Donnelly originated the role of Charlie Price in Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End in 2015, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. His other theatre credits include: Huey in the original London cast of Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre, for which he was also nominated for an Olivier Award; Deco in The Commitments at the Palace Theatre; Tony in Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre; and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre.

Carley Stenson's West End credits include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical and Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. She is probably best known for playing the regular role of Steph Cunningham in Channel 4's Hollyoaks, for which she was nominated for several awards during her 10 years with the show.

Also joining the company are Steven Meo as Thenardier; Karis Jack as Eponine, Jacqueline Tate as Madame Thenardier and Hyoie O'Grady as Enjolras. Paul Wilkins will continue in the role of Marius and Charlotte Kennedy will continue in the role of Cosette, having both originally joined the company in 2015.


Now into its 32nd year in the West End, the hit musical Les Miserables will have several cast changes from Monday 5 December 2016 at the Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.

Joining the cast from this date, Simon Gleeson will play Jean Valjean; Lucy O'Byrne will play Fantine and Hollie O'Donoghue will play Eponine. Meanwhile, from 12 December Paul Wilkins joins the company as Marius with Charlotte Kennedy making her debut as Cosette, having made her West End debut in the show last year. Continuing in their roles are David Langham as Thénardier; Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier and Chris Cowley as Enjolras.

Finally, from the 9 January 2017 to 22 April 2017 Hayden Tee will join the cast to play Javert, while Jeremy Secomb takes a break from the show to perform as Sweeney Todd in the off-Broadway revival.

Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, Boublil and Schönberg's magnificent score for the musical includes the songs I Dreamed A Dream and Do You Hear The People Sing?, and originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre in October 1985, transferring to the Palace Theatre in December 1985 and finally moved to its current home at the Queen's Theatre in April 2004. Les Miserables is currently booking until 14 October 2017.


Now in its 30th year since originally opening at the Barbican Theatre in October 1985, new casting has been announced for Les Miserables. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as Thenardier, Jeremy Secomb as Javert, Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine, Katy Secombe as Madame Thenardier and Zoe Doano as Cosette. Peter Lockyer will continue to star as Jean Valjean, Rob Houchen as Marius and Carrie Hope Fletcher as Eponine. Bradley Jaden, who is currently in the ensemble, will play Enjolras.

Phil Daniels rose to fame through his roles in Quadrophenia and Scum. Other notable TV credits include Moonfleet, Holding On, Outlaws, and EastEnders. His theatre credits include This House at the National Theatre and Anthony & Cleopatra at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Both Jeremy Secomb and Zoe Doano are currently performing in the sold-out run of Sweeney Todd at Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop. Jeremy's other theatre credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Lend Me A Tenor and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Rachelle Ann Go has just finished playing the role of Gigi in Miss Saigon, for which she won the Whatsonstage Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. Katy Secombe returns to the role of Madame Thenardier, having last played the part in 2012 opposite Matt Lucas. She most recently played the role of Brenda in I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical. Les Miserables is currently booking until 26 March 2016 at the Queens Theatre.

Type of production: Musical

Opened: 12 April 2004

Booking until: 06 March 2021

Running time: 3 Hours

Prices: £16.00 - £231.00

Author / playwright: Victor Hugo

Director: Trevor Nunn

Music by: Alain Boublil