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Les Miserables’ Craig Mather (900 x 600)

Les Miserables' Craig Mather

Day in the life: Les Mis’ Craig Mather

First Published 24 March 2016, Last Updated 24 April 2020

To paraphrase a Les Misérables classic, “10 days more…” That’s how far, at the time I set this feature live, we are from the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard.

As we edge closer to the biggest theatrical evening of the year – 3 April at the Royal Opera House – the stars of the Magic Radio Audience Award shortlisted shows have been giving us a cheeky insight into what it’s like to star in a West End show.

Today, Les Mis’ Marius, Craig Mather, shows us that fighting battles on barricades, falling in love and breaking hearts requires a hearty breakfast, a handful of throat sweets and enough hats to make Boy George jealous:

Craig Mather's bed headBed head


Craig Mather's breakfastBreakfast in bed for the Mrs…


Craig Mather's hats Which hat shall I wear today?


Craig Mather's tube stop“When I get to Warwick Avenue” Off to work.


Craig Mather's Weca workshopBut first a quick hello at my @Weca_UK workshop


Craig Mather's warm upWarm up at Queen’s Theatre (sponsored by Jakemans)


Craig Mather's playlistPlaylist for our daily press ups with @bradleyjaden


Craig Mather as muddy convictFirst costume change of the day. Muddy convict 2460…2 (damn it!)


Us attempting a Marius and Enjolras photo pre-Paris


Craig Mather at the end of the performanceTwo shows nearly over, so time to unwind with my guitar


Les Misérables is booking at Queen’s Theatre until 1 October. You can book tickets through us here.

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard will be announced in a ceremony at the Royal Opera House on 3 April. You can be part of the celebration at our Covent Garden Piazza event that will feature live performances from all the Magic Radio Audience Award shortlisted shows and a live stream of the ceremony. You can also watch extended highlights of the show on ITV at 22:15. Keep up to date with all the latest Olivier Awards news by following us on Facebook and Twitter, and by following the Olivier Awards on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr.


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