With a cast including Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas, Les Misérables temporarily transfers to the Gielgud Theatre for the awe-inspiring Les Misérables: The Staged Concert.
Boublil & Schönberg’s musical crusade arrives at the Gielgud for a limited sixteen-week run while its London home, The Sondheim Theatre (formerly Queen’s Theatre), undergoes essential maintenance. The Gielgud Theatre production thus runs from 10 August – 30 November 2019.
Slightly different to the production at the Sondheim Theatre, this version of Les Misérables will be a fully-staged concert version of the classic musical. In an intimate setting, a magnificent orchestra of over 65 musicians will be accompanying the actors through the music that conquered the world.
This spectacular staging of the legendary Les Misérables concert was previously seen in London at the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Arena.
True to its name, the show features a star-studded cast, many of whom are returning Les Misérables members. This production will feature Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine), Matt Lucas (Thénardier) and Katy Secombe (Madame Thénardier). Former The X Factor star Shan Ako plays Éponine, with West End debutante Lily Kerhoas as Cosette. Also joining the cast for three performances each week in the role of Jean Valjean will be John Owen-Jones (on Monday and Thursday evenings, and Wednesday matinees).
No stranger to this story, both Michael Ball and Carrie Hope Fletcher made their West End debuts in Les Misérables. In fact, Michael hasn’t performed in this show in over 30 years, having initially started his career by originating the role of Marius Pontmercy in the show’s world premiere. Michael will now be chasing prisoner 24601 in this production, in the role of Javert.
Carrie Hope Fletcher is the only actor to have ever played both young and adult versions of Eponine. Carrie went onto to become the longest-ever running Eponine, and also played in the role in a Dubai tour of the show. In this production, Carrie will be dreaming a dream in the role of Fantine.
Critically acclaimed singer Alfie Boe will be going up against his friend Michael Ball in this production, as four days a week, he’ll be performing in the role of Jean Valjean. Alfie Boe has played this role several times since leaving the Queen’s Theatre version, including for album recordings, one-off performances and across the globe.
Matt Lucas will also be returning to his original role, Thénardier, the wicked innkeeper. What started off as a one-off performance in a 25th gala performance for Lucas previously grew to a full-time role in the main production in 2011.
Set during the revolution, this international award-winning musical has passion, fear, hope, love and some absolute tunes. The show features iconic music, including, I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, Do You Hear The People Sing?, One Day More, At The End Of The Day, and the ultimate tear-jerker, Bring Him Home.
Based on Victor Hugo’s immortal novel, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Les Misérables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg. It has music by Schönberg, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer.
Please note that the restored Sondheim Theatre will reopen on 18 December with the acclaimed New production of Les Misérables, with a new West End cast.