Casting has been announced for the new production of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre, which reopens on 18 December 2019.
Jon Robyns (Hamilton, Avenue Q) will play Jean Valjean, Bradley Jaden (Wicked, Shrek The Musical) will play Javert, Gerard Carey (Mary Poppins, Half A Sixpence) will play Thenardier, Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers, The Addams Family) will play Fantine, Shan Ako will play Eponine, Josefina Gabrielle (Chicago, Sweet Charity) will play Madame Thénardier, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon, Hairspray) will play Enjolras and Lily Kerhoas will play Cosette.
Carrie Hope Fletcher will play Fantine from 18 December 2019 until 29 February 2020 and then again from 20 April 2020 until 25 July 2020. Rachelle Ann Go (Hamilton, Miss Saigon) will play the role from 2 March 2020 until 18 April 2020 and then again from 27 July 2020.
They will be joined by Kelly Agbowu, Ciarán Bowling, Richard Carson, Rodney Earl Clarke, Matthew Dale, Matt Dempsey, Harry Dunnett, Jessie Hart, Jessica Joslin, Sarah Lark, Georgie Lovatt, Ellie Ann Lowe, Luke McCall, Leo Miles, Claire O’Leary, Shane O’Riordan, Kathy Peacock, Sam Peggs, Mark Pearce, Emma Warren, Sake Wijers, Mared Williams and Samuel Wyn-Morris.
Producer Cameron Mackintosh said: “I am thrilled that we have found a brilliant and exciting cast to open my new production at the Sondheim theatre, many of whom were not even born when the show first opened!
Mackintosh added “I am particularly delighted that Jon Robyns will be leading the company as Jean Valjean. Jon originally played the role of Enjolras when I first produced this new production in 2010. He also starred in Avenue Q for me in the West End and is currently having a huge success as King George in Hamilton at the Victoria Palace.”
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical, adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo, will reopen the newly refurbished and renamed Sondheim Theatre on 18 December 2019, where the 2009 staging of the production will be performed.
The original production of Les Misérables premiered at the Barbican Theatre on 8 September 1985 with a cast including Patti Lupone and Michael Ball. Whilst the critics were less than favourable, the show proved a massive hit with audiences with the show transferring to the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 19 years (1985 to 2004) and then transferred to the smaller Sondheim Theatre (formerly Queens Theatre) where it ran for a further 15 years from 3 April 2004 until 13 July 2019.
Les Misérables is booking from 18 December 2019 until 4 April 2020 at the Sondheim Theatre, London.
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