Cameron Mackintosh has announced that musical theatre star Rachelle Ann Go will star as ‘Fantine’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland Tour of Les Miserables.
The tour kicks off on 16 May 2022 in Milton Keynes.
Rachelle Ann Go reprises her role as Fantine, having starred in the West End production of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre and in the Asian Tour. She also starred as Eliza Hamilton in the original London company of Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre and won a What’s On Stage Award for her role as Gigi in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End before reprising the role on Broadway and on film. Internationally she has played Ariel in The Little Mermaid and Jane Porter in Tarzan, both at the Meralco Theatre, Philippines and won the Philippines reality television series, Search For A Star.
Rachelle Ann Go joins Dean Chisnall as ‘Jean Valjean’, Nic Greenshields as ‘Javert’ Ian Hughes as ‘Thénardier’, Will Callan as ‘Marius’, Nathania Ong as ‘Eponine’, Helen Walsh as ‘Madame Thénardier’, Samuel Wyn-Morris as ‘Enjolras’ and Paige Blankson as ‘Cosette’.
The cast is completed by George Arvidson, Aidan Banyard, Will Barratt, Adam Boardman, Rebecca Bolton, Emily Olive Boyd, Olivia Brereton, Harry Chandler, Rebecca Ferrin, Aimee Good, Steven Hall, Jenna Innes, Tessa Kadler, Damian Kneale, Caleb Lagayan, Abel Law, Joseph McDonnell, Zabrina Norry, Emily Owens, Jordan Simon Pollard, Jamie Pritchard, Dean Read, Rebecca Ridout and Rick Zwart.
Boublil and Schönberg’s iconic score of Les Miserables includes the classic songs, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing?, One Day More, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Master Of The House and many more.
The show is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, 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. Orchestrations are by Stephen Metcalfe, Christopher Jahnke and Stephen Brooker with original orchestrations by John Cameron. The production is directed by James Powell and Laurence Connor, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, projections realised by Finn Ross and Fifty Nine Productions, musical staging by Geoffrey Garratt, and music supervision by Stephen Brooker and Graham Hurman.
Les Miserables UK tour dates
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
Tuesday 26 April – Saturday 21 May 2022
THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH
Tuesday 24 May – Saturday 11 June 2022
HULL NEW THEATRE
Wednesday 15 June – Saturday 9 July 2022
Tuesday 12 July – Saturday 6 August 2022
Tuesday 9 – Saturday 27 August 2022
NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL
Wednesday 31 August – Saturday 24 September 2022
THE MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
Thursday 29 September – Saturday 29 October 2022
Tuesday 1 – Saturday 19 November 2022
LEEDS GRAND THEATRE
Thursday 24 November – Saturday 10 December 2022
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE CARDIFF
Tuesday 13 December 2022 – Saturday 14 January 2023
Sondheim Theatre, London