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Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson lead the new London cast of Les Miserables
New cast announced for the historic London production
From 12 June 2017 Olivier Award-nominee Killian Donnelly will star as ‘Jean Valjean' alongside Carley Stenson will join the company as ‘Fantine’. Hayden Tee will return to play ‘Javert’ from 17 July.
Also joining the company are Steven Meo as ‘Thénardier’, Karis Jack as ‘Eponine’, Jacqueline Tate as ‘Madame Thénardier’ and Hyoie O’Grady as ‘Enjolras’. Paul Wilkins will continue in the role of ‘Marius’ and Charlotte Kennedy will continue in the role of ‘Cosette’.
From 17 July 2017 the full company will be: Emma Barr; Adam Bayjou; Oliver Brenin; Ciarán Bowling; Hugo Chiarella; Andy Conaghan; Killian Donnelly; Alice Ellen Wright; Sophie-May Feek; Hyoie O’Grady; Catherine Hannay; Antony Hansen; Holly-Anne Hull; James Hume; Karis Jack; Ciaran Joyce; Charlotte Kennedy; Katie Kerr; Rebecca Lafferty; Jo Loxton; John Lumsden; Anna McGarahan; Steven Meo; Jonny Purchase; Lauren Soley; Carley Stenson; Jacqueline Tate; Shaq Taylor; George Tebbutt; Hayden Tee; Lee Van Geleen; Danny Whitehead and Paul Wilkins.
Killian Donnelly is currently playing the role of ‘Charlie Price’ in Kinky Boots on Broadway, a role he originated at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End in 2015, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. His other theatre credits include creating the role of 'Huey’ in the original London cast of Memphis, ‘Deco’ in The Commitments, Billy Elliot and The Phantom of the Opera. He first joined the company of Les Misérables in 2008, going onto play the role of ‘Enjolras’ from 2009 to 2011. In 2010, he played the role of ‘Courfeyrac’ in the “25th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables at The O2 Arena and also played the role of ‘Combeferre’ in 2012 film.
Carley Stenson’s West End credits include 'Elle Woods' in Legally Blonde, 'Princess Fiona' in Shrek The Musical and 'Lady of the Lake' in Spamalot. She is probably best known for playing the regular role of 'Steph Cunningham' in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks.
Now in its 33rd year in London, Les Misérables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on 3 April 2004. In 8 October 2006 it became the World’s Longest Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in London’s West End. Based on Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name it features a score of hit songs by Boublil and Schönberg’s including “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”.
Les Misérables tickets are currently on sale to 14 October 2017