5 Dec 2020 to 31 Jan 2021
Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas will star in the special concert production of Les Miserables in London at the Sondheim Theatre this Christmas. The concert production will run at the Sondheim Theatre from 5 Dec. 2020 - 31 Jan. 2021.
The concert production of the Les Miserables musical first opened temporarily at the Gielgud Theatre in summer 2019, running from 10th August 2019 while the Queen’s Theatre, now renamed the Sondheim Theatre was refurbished.
Michael Ball returns 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.
Alfie Boe plays 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.
Les Miserables In Concert also features 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.
John Owen-Jones will perform as Valjean on Tuesday nights and Saturday matinees throughout the show's run.
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.
For performances between the 18th and 31st January, John Owen Jones will play the role of Jean Valjean on Tuesday Evenings, Wednesday Matinees and Saturday Matinees.
Michael Ball will not be performing at the evening performances on the 20th and 27th January. Further casting to be announced.
Indoor performances are making a comeback to London theatres, with social distancing and other restrictions in place in line with most-recent Government guidance regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).
A selection of upcoming West End shows musicals and plays will be hosted under full COVID-19 regulations, with mandatory face-coverings to be worn when in theatres (including during the show). Ahead of any performance, ticket holders will be sent full information about safety measures and requirements.