Whilst The Queen’s Theatre closes for refurbishments, a concert version of Les Misérables will open next door at the Gielgud, with a new cast announced.
Cameron Mackintosh has revealed that for 16 weeks Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thenardier) will lead a large cast and orchestra of more than 65 in the concert version of Les Misérables .
All stars have previously starred in Les Misérables at The Queen’s Theatre and are well known for their stage and performing careers.
Katy Secombe also joins to play Madame Thénardier and for three performances a week, the role of Jean Valjean will be played by John Owen-Jones. Further casting will be announced shortly.
This staging of the concert, previously seen in London at the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Arena, will run from 10th August until 30th November 2019. Public booking opens on 7th February 2019 .
Cameron Mackintosh said: “The success of Les Misérables continues to amaze me and break new ground.
“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.”
About Les Misérables
Produced on stage by Mackintosh, Les Misérables is said to be the world’s longest running musical, now in its 34th year in London. Its celebrated score includes the songs, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing?, One Day More, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, and Master Of The House.
The new production of Les Misérables, with a separate company, is currently on an international tour, which has now been extended to Autumn 2021.
For more information, visit www.lesmis.com/london.