Cameron Mackintosh’s all-star Les Misérables concert has extended its West End run due to the new capacity restrictions announced by the UK Government last month.
The new rules which come into force from 2 December restrict venue capacity to fifty percent or 1000 seats whichever is less. Whilst the production had taken steps to socially distance audience members, the new measure will require capacity at the Sondheim theatre to be under 600 people per performance. It had originally sold socially distanced seating at 750 seats per performance.
Extra performances, until 28 February 2021, have been added to allow patrons to see the show
Producer Cameron Mackintosh will also use backstage space at his adjacent venue, the Gielgud, to allow extra social distancing preparation space for the bumper cast.
The cast will be led by Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine, Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Rob Houchen as Marius, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras, Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier, Shan Ako as Éponine, Amara Okereke as Cosette and at certain performances John Owen-Jones will again play the role of Jean Valjean.
Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope-Fletcher and Matt Lucas will only be able to play a limited number of the new February dates due to previous commitments. Jon Robyns, Bradley Jaden, Gerard Carey and Josefina Gabrielle will appear in the show during this period, as well Dean Chisnall and Nic Greenshields.
New dates go on sale on 4 December 2020 to the general public, with ticket holders being contacted before then.
Les Misérables -The Staged Concert runs from 5 December 2020 until 28 February 2021 at the Sondheim Theatre, London.