The concert production of the Les Miserables musical opened temporarily to the Gielgud Theatre in the summer with this concert production, running from 10th August 2019 while the Queen’s Theatre, now renamed the Sondheim Theatre, is refurbished.
Michael Ball returned to the production after he starred in its London premiere at the Barbican in 1985. Ball played Marius Pontmercy in the original production, which quickly transferred to the Palace Theatre in the West End. Ball will play Javert in this special concert production of the musical. (See below for days Michael Ball will not be performing.)
Alfie Boe played Jean Valjean in the musical. Ball and Boe have previously toured the country together on numerous occasions, and have released two number one albums together. Boe has previously performed the role of Jean Valjean in the musical at the Queen's in 2011. (See below for note on Alfie Boe's performance schedule.)
Les Miserables In Concert also featured Carrie Hope Fletcher, who heads back to where her career began as a child playing Young Eponine in the musical in 2001. She returned to the production in 2013 to play the older version of the character, and will take on the role of Fantine in the show in this concert production. Fletcher recently starred as Veronica in the West End production of Heathers the Musical.
Matt Lucas also appears in the concert. The Little Britain actor takes on the role of Thénardier in the concert after he played the part at a 25th anniversary concert of the show in 2010, and then took on the role in the full West End production in 2011.
The musical premiered at the Barbican Centre in 1985 directed by Trevor Nunn, and starring Michael Ball, Patti LuPone, Colm Wilkinson and Roger Allam. It then transferred to the Palace Theatre during the same year after sweeping success, and then to the Queen’s Theatre in 2004.
Les Miserables in Concert ran from 10th August 2019 at the Gielgud Theatre in London.
CAST PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Performance schedule for the role of Jean Valjean:
Monday: John Owen-Jones
Tuesday: Alfie Boe
Wednesday matinees: John Owen-Jones
Wednesday evenings: Alfie Boe
Thursday: John Owen-Jones
Friday: Alfie Boe
Saturday matinees: Alfie Boe
Saturday evenings: Alfie Boe
John Owen-Jones will perform the role of Jean Valjean at the Tuesday 20th August 2.30pm performance.
Please note Michael Ball will NOT perform on 13th & 14th September 2019 and Alfie Boe will NOT perform on 14th, 15th or 16th October, or 1st or 2nd November 2019
Please also note our adjusted cast performance schedule for w/c 28th October 2019:
Monday 28th October - Alfie Boe
Tuesday 29th October - Alfie Boe
Wednesday 30th October (matinee and evening) - Alfie Boe
Thursday 31st October - Alfie Boe
Friday 1st November - John Owen-Jones
Saturday 2nd November (matinee and evening) - John Owen-Jones