Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and John-Owen Jones will return to Les Misérables for an all-star concert production at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End.
The concert production, previously staged at the Royal Albert Hall and the O2, will have a limited 16 week run at the Gielgud Theatre, whilst Les Misérables current home, The Queen’s Theatre, undergoes refurbishment.
Michael Ball, who originated the role of Marius in the original Barbican theatre production, will take on the role of Inspector Javert with Alfie Boe returning to the role of Jean Valjean.
John-Owen Jones will perform the role of Jean Valjean for three performances a week.
The all-star production will also feature Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Lucas and Katy Secombe in the roles of Fantine, Thenardier and Madame Thenardier. Further casting to be announced.
Producer Cameron Mackintosh said: “Les Misérables is the only musical ever that has been equally successful on stage, film, in concert and in the classroom. Its spectacular staged concerts are legendary successes, just as popular as the stage show.
“I am thrilled that the plan to keep Les Misérables running in London with a staged concert version on Shaftesbury Avenue during the enforced closure period has attracted such a stellar cast, with Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, John Owen Jones, Matt Lucas and Katy Secombe, who all have a very close personal connection to the history of the show.”
Les Misérables is the world’s longest-running musical now in its 34th year in London. Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical, adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo, will return to the Queen’s Theatre in December 2019, where the 2009 staging of the production will be performed.
Les Misérables will run from 10 August 2019 until 30 November 2019 at the Gielgud Theatre, London.