Les Miserables cast changes from 23 June 2008


Les Miserables cast changes from 23 June 2008

There are cast changes in Les Miserables, at the Queen's Theatre from 23 June 2008

The part of a grown-up ‘Eponine’ will be taken by Nancy Sullivan, who very recently featured in “I’d Do Anything”, the BBC’s search for the role of ‘Nancy’ in Cameron Mackintosh’s “Oliver!” Leanne Dobinson will play ‘Cosette’. Leanne first appeared in “LES MISÉRABLES” as young ‘Eponine’ and was more recently seen in the top 10 hopefuls of BBC’s “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria”.

Cameron Mackintosh says: "It is very exciting to see new talent coming into the West End at the moment. “Thanks to Andrew Lloyd Webber and the success of BBC television programmes such as “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria” and “Any Dream Will Do,” new audiences are coming to the theatre. These programmes have also helped unearth some tremendous talent, many of whom have gone on to star in many other West End productions.”

Originally opening at the Barbican Theatre on 8 Oct 1985, the Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on 3 April 2004.

When Les Miserables celebrated its 21st London birthday on 8 October 2006, it became the world’s longest running musical, surpassing the record previously held by “Cats” in the West End.

The show currently features Drew Sarich (Jean Valjean), Hans Peter Janssens (Javert), Joanna Ampil (Fantine), Chris Vincent (Thenardier), Gary Watson (Marius), Edward Baruwa (Enjolras), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Thenardier) Cassandra Compton (Eponine), Claire-Marie Hall (Cosette).

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.

Les Miserables has been seen by over 55 million people worldwide in 40 countries and in 21 languages. There have been 34 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.

The show is currently taking bookings to 25 April 2009.

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