‘Les Miserables’ concert to return in May ahead of full production opening in September
Lucie Jones will play Fantine in concert performances.
Details for the return of Les Miserables in London have been announced, including the concert and full musical production. Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert will return to the Sondheim Theatre from 20 May - 5 September, with Les Miserables then reopening three weeks later for a continuous run from 25 September.
Cameron Mackintosh said: “As the West End marks the first anniversary of the enforced closure of British Theatre due to the pandemic, I am delighted to announce that the acclaimed spectacular staged concert of Les Misérables, which previously sold out all performances on Shaftesbury Avenue, will return to the Sondheim Theatre on 20 May 2021 with a reduced capacity and necessary social distancing requirements.”
For the new Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert performances, Lucie Jones will play Fantine, previously in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. Jones takes over the role from Carrie Hope Fletcher, who will now star in the world premiere of Cinderella at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
Principal casting includes Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean, Bradley Jaden as Javert, Shan Ako as Éponine, Harry Apps as Marius, Gerard Carey as Thénardier and Josefina Gabrielle as Madame Thénardier. The complete Les Miserables concert casting is to be announced at a later date.
Once Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert has ended, the full production of Les Miserables will return to the Sondheim Theatre from September. Les Miserables will return once the Government has withdrawn social distancing rules, as part of the Coronavirus roadmap.
Photo credit: Les Miserables cast (Photo by Johan Persson)