Now into its 32nd year in the West End, the hit musical Les Miserables will have several cast changes from Monday 5 December 2016 at the Queen’s Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.
Joining the cast from 5 December, Simon Gleeson will play ‘Jean Valjean’; Lucy O’Byrne will play ‘Fantine’ and Hollie O’Donoghue will play ‘Eponine’.
Meanwhile, from 12 December, Paul Wilkins joins the company as ‘Marius’ with Charlotte Kennedy making her debut as ‘Cosette’ having made her West End debut in Les Misérables last year.
Continuing in their roles are David Langham as ‘Thénardier’; Katy Secombe as ‘Madame Thenardier’ and Chris Cowley as ‘Enjolras’.
Finally, from the 9 January 2017 to 22 April 2017 Hayden Tee will join the cast to play ‘Javert’, while Jeremy Secomb takes a break from the show to perform as ‘Sweeney Todd’ in the off-Broadway revival of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” following successful runs at Harrington Pie and Mash Shop in 2014 and in the West End in 2015.
Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Boublil and Schönberg’s magnificent score for the musical includes the songs ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘Do you Hear the People Sing?’ and originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, transferring to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and finally moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on 3 April 2004. It celebrated its 12,000th performance in 2014.
Les Miserables is now booking at the West End’s Queen’s Theatre until 14 October 2017.