Les Miserables further cast changes from 23 June


Further cast changes in Les Miserables from the 23 June 2011, has been announced.

Caroline Sheen (Fantine), Alexia Khadime (Eponine), Craig Mather (Marius), Katy Secombe (Madame Thenardier), Liam Tamne (Enjolras), Lisa-Anne Wood (Cosette).

They join the previously announced Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean to 26 Nov 2011 - Note: he will not perform on Mon evenings or Wed matinees), Hadley Fraser (Javert), Matt Lucas (Thenardier to 10 Sep 2011)

Following the evening performance on Saturday 18 June, the production will close for three days in order to facilitate the installation of a brand new state of the art surround sound system and the building of a bigger pit to accommodate the slightly larger orchestra necessary to play the new 25th Anniversary Tour orchestrations. The production will re-open with the new cast and musicians on Thursday 23 June.

Caroline Sheen’s many West End credits include ‘Sophie’ in “Mamma Mia!”, creating the role of ‘Jennifer Gabriel’ in “The Witches of Eastwick” and ‘Eponine’ in “Les Misérables”. Alexia Khadime recently completed a run as ‘Elphaba’ in “Wicked” at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Katy Secombe’s credits include ‘Rosie’ in “Mamma Mia!”. Liam Tamne recently appeared in “Hair” in the West End. His other West End credits include ‘Link Larkin’ in “Hairspray!” and “Wicked”. Both Craig Mather and Lisa-Anne Wood’s make their West End debuts.

The Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Miserables originally opened at the Barbican Theatre on 8 Oct 1985. It 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 January 2010, played its 10,000th performance in London.

The musical has been seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages. There have been 36 cast recordings of "Les Miserables". Cameron Mackintosh is currently developing a film of "Les Miserables" with Working Title and Universal.

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.

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