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Les Miserables announce full cast change from 27 June 2005
Les Miserables has announced a full cast change at the Queen's theatre.
From Monday 27 June 2005 the cast is: John Owen-Jones (Jean Valjean), Cornell John (Javert ), Shaun Escoffery (Enjolras), Barry James (Thenardier), Claire Moore (Madame Thenardier), Kerry Ellis (Fantine), Shonagh Daly (Eponine), Julia Moller (Cosette), Hayden Tee (Marius)
Les Miserables, which concerns Love and bravery in 19th century France during the revolutionary struggles,is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton. It is adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.
After 18 years and over 7500 performances, the show had its final performance at the Palace Theatre on Sat 27 March 2004. The show then moved to the Queen's theatre from 3 April 2004. In October next year (2006) Les Miserables will become the longest-running musical ever in the West End and details will be announced shortly of the special celebrations to mark the event.
Les Miserables has been seen by over 53 million people worldwide in 38 countries and in 21 languages. There have been 31 cast recordings of "Les Miserables", including the multi-platinum London cast recording and the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums. The video of the 10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert has sold well over one million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling musical videos in the UK.