A major cast change has taken place at long-running musical Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre in London – the most significant for a number of years.
A range of high-profile West End and international actors have joined the cast of the show, from 23 June 2011, including leading opera tenor Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Little Britain and Come Fly With Me! star Matt Lucas as Thénardier, and one of Cameron Mackintosh’s long-time collaborators, Caroline Sheen, who will play the part of Fantine following a year-long US run as Mary Poppins in Mackintosh’s touring production of the show.
Other significant performers new to the cast include Hadley Fraser (Les Miserables) as Javert, Alexia Khadime (Wicked) as Eponine, Katy Secombe (Mamma Mia!) as Madame Thénardier and Liam Tamne (Hairspray) as Enjolras.
The show will also feature two rising young stars: beautiful Lisa-Anne Wood has been plucked out of Guildford to play Cosette and Craig Mather, who graduated from Mountview last year, will play Marius.
The show has been closed for three days to make the change, and to install a new surround sound system and enlarge the orchestra pit to accommodate extended orchestrations developed for the 25h Anniversary tour.
Les Miserables celebrated its 25th birthday last year with a sell-out concert at the O2 in London, which featured Boe and Lucas, and a large-scale National touring production.
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