Cameron Mackintosh has revealed new casting for his long-running musical Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre in London.
From 25 September 2023 the new cast will include stand-up comic, impressionist and actor Luke Kempner as Thénardier, Katie Hall (The Phantom of the Opera) as Fantine, Will Callan (Les Miserables) as Marius, Amena El-Kindy (Robin Hood: The Legend Rewritten) as Éponine and Djavan van de Fliert (Frozen The Musical) as Enjolras.
The cast is completed by Annabelle Aquino, Hazel Baldwin, Brad Barnley, Michael Baxter, Emily Olive Boyd, Rosy Church, Ben Culleton, Matthew Dale, Matt Dempsey, Sophie-May Feek, Matt Hayden, Tom Hext, Christopher Jacobsen, Jessica Johns-Parsons, Yazmin King, Sam Kipling, Anouk van Laake, Harry Lake, Sarah Lark, Ellie Ann Lowe, Ben Oatley, Adam Pearce, Jordan Simon Pollard, Jonathan Stevens, Phoebe Williams and Ollie Wray.
Lucie Jones is current starring as Fantine in the show, and will leave on 23 September 2023, along with Harry Chandler as Enjolras, Gerard Carey as Thénardier, Robert Tripolino as Marius, Nathania Ong as Éponine.
Les Miserables is the world’s longest running musical, seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 53 countries and in 22 languages. The show recently concluded a big UK and Ireland tour, and the world tour of Les Misérables The Arena Spectacular was recently announced, opening in September 2024.
Written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the show 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, Christine Rowland and Paul Wills, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, projections realised by Finn Ross & Fifty Nine Productions, musical staging by Geoffrey Garratt, and music supervision by Stephen Brooker and Alfonso Casado Trigo.