Les Misérables announces new casting in London's West End

New cast announced for this long-running musical.

Les Miserables

Producer Cameron Mackintosh has announced new casting for his West End production of Les Misérables at the Queen's Theatre which is now in its record breaking 32nd year in London's West End.

From 5 December 2016 Simon Gleeson will join the company in the lead role of 'Jean Valjean', alongside Lucy O'Byrne as ‘Fantine’ and Hollie O’Donoghue as ‘Eponine’. Gleeson has previously played the role of Valjean in Les Misérables in Manila, Singapore and on the Australian tour, winning the Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Musical in 2014.

From Monday 12 December Paul Wilkins joins the company as ‘Marius’ with Charlotte Kennedy making her debut as ‘Cosette’.

From Monday 9 January 2017 to 22 April 2017 Hayden Tee will join the company to play ‘Javert’, replacing Jeremy Secomb who is taking a sabbatical from the show to perform as ‘Sweeney Todd’ in the off-Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Continuing in their roles are David Langham as ‘Thénardier’; Katy Secombe as ‘Madame Thenardier’ and Chris Cowley as ‘Enjolras’.

From 9 January 2017, the full company will be: Thomas Aldridge; Adam Bayjou; Oliver Brenin; Lucyelle Cliffe; Andy Conaghan; Chris Cowley; Vinny Coyle; Tamsin Dowsett; Aimée Fisher; Simon Gleeson; Antony Hansen; Steffan Harri; Holly-Anne Hull; Will Jennings; Josie Kemp; Charlotte Kennedy; David Langham; Joanna Loxton; Simon Lynch; Kayleigh McKnight; Felix Mosse; Lucy O'Byrne; Hollie O’Donoghue; Adam Pearce; Jonny Purchase; Sophie Reeves; Jeremy Secomb; Katy Secombe; Hayden Tee; Samantha Thomas; Lee Van Geleen; Danny Whitehead and Paul Wilkins.

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables features a timeless score by Boublil and Schönberg which includes hit songs such as “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Stars”, “Bring Him Home”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “One Day More”.

The musical originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985 before transferring to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985. It moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on 3 April 2004 where it is now booking into its 32nd year. Seen by nearly 70 million people worldwide in 45 countries and in 22 languages the original London production became the world's longest running musical on 8 October 2006.

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