The West End production of Les Miserables is to change its cast next month at the Queen’s Theatre.

This original production of the show, the world’s longest-running musical, is based on Victor Hugo’s novel, with a score by Boublil and Schönberg, and produced by theatre impressario Cameron Mackintosh (Miss Saigon).

The cast changes at Les Miserables will take place from 15 June 2015.

Phil Daniels will join the cast as Thénardier, Jeremy Secomb currently starring in the sold-out Sweeney Todd at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop will play Javert, Rachelle Ann Go plays Fantine,  Katy Secombe plays Madame Thénardier and Zoë Doano plays 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.

The full company will be as follows: Adam Bayjou; Sanne den Besten; Edd Campbell Bird; Oliver Brenin; David Burnip; Phil Daniels; Jordan Lee Davies; Zoë Doano; Tamsin Dowsett; Carrie Hope Fletcher; Rachelle Ann Go; Katy Hanna; Matthew Harvey; Rob Houchen; Bradley Jaden; Matt Jeans; Charlotte Kennedy; Emma Kingston; Peter Lockyer; Jo Loxton; Luke McCall; Ryan O’Gorman; Jo Parsons; Adam Pearce; Michael Riseley; Jeremy Secomb; Katy Secombe; Courney Stapleton; Jessamy Stoddart; Samantha Thomas; Lee Van Geleen; Helen Walsh and Paul Wilkins.
Phil Daniels rose to fame through his roles in “Quadrophenia” and “Scum”. Other notable TV credits include: “Moonfleet”, “Holding On”, “Outlaws”, “EastEnders”, “Rock & Chips”, “New Tricks” and “Poirot”. His theatre credits include most recently” Knight Of The Burning Pestle” at Shakespeare’s Globe as well as “This House” at the National Theatre and “Anthony & Cleopatra” at Shakespeare’s Globe.

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Jeremy Secomb

Jeremy Secomb

Katy Secomb

Katy Secombe

CAST BIOGS

Phil Daniels rose to fame through his roles in “Quadrophenia” and “Scum”. Other notable TV credits include: “Moonfleet”, “Holding On”, “Outlaws”, “EastEnders”, “Rock & Chips”, “New Tricks” and “Poirot”. His theatre credits include most recently” Knight Of The Burning Pestle” at Shakespeare’s Globe as well as “This House” at the National Theatre and “Anthony & Cleopatra” at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Jeremy Secomb is currently playing the title role in the sold out Sweeney Todd at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop. His other theatre credits include: The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lend Me A Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre and Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre.

 

Phil Daniels

Phil Daniels

Rachel Ann Go

Rachel Ann Go

Rachelle Ann Go has just finished playing the role of Gigi in Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Miss Saigonfor which she won the Whatsonstage Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. She is a well-known TV star in her native country, the Philippines having won the Search for a Star contest. Rachelle is also a double-platinum recording artist.

Katy Secombe returns to the role of Madame Thénardier’ 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 at the London Palladium. Previous theatre credits include: The Lyons at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Rosie in Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

Zoë Doano is currently playing the role of Johanna in the sold out Sweeney Todd at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop. Her other theatre credits include: Marianne in The Grand Tour at the Finborough Theatre; High Society UK Tour, Sweet Smell of Success at The Arcola Theatre, Frenchy in Grease in the West End and The Sound of Music UK Tour. Her TV credits include: Hollyoaks and Doctors.

Peter Lockyer prior to joining the West End cast in 2014 Peter completed a year and a half run as Jean Valjean in the sold-out North American 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Misérables. He has also appeared as Chris in Miss Saigon on Broadway and in the first National tour and as Marius in the 10th Anniversary production of Les Misérables on Broadway.

Rob Houchen trained at Guildford School of Acting and after graduating toured Germany with The 12 Tenors.

Carrie Hope Fletcher played Young Eponine at the Palace Theatre in 2001. Her West End credits include Jemima Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium and Jane Banks in Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Bradley Jaden’s theatre credits include: Ghost, the original UK tour, Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, The 12 Tenors tour of Europe and Japan and Peter Pan at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

LES MIS – QUICK FACTS

  • Now in its 30th year in London
  • Originally opened at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985
  • Transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985
  • Moved to the Queen’s Theatre on 3 April 2004
  • Became the World’s Longest Running Musical on 8 October 2006, surpassing “Cats”
  • Nearly 65 million people worldwide have seen the show in 43 countries and 22 languages
  • There are currently 47 cast recordings of the show
  • The motion picture soundtrack has sold over 1.5 million copies
  • There are over 3,000 productions of the Les Misérables School’s Edition scheduled or being performed by over 150,000 school children in the UK, US and Australia, making it the most successful musical ever produced in schools.
  • The 2012 movie grossed $450 million worldwide to date

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