It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
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Joining the cast will be Peter Lockyer as ‘Jean Valjean’, David Thaxton as ‘Javert’, Tom Edden as ‘Thénardier’, Celinde Schoenmaker as ‘Fantine’, Michael Colbourne as ‘Enjolras’ and Emilie Fleming as ‘Cosette’.
Continuing in their current roles will be Rob Houchen as ‘Marius’, Carrie Hope Fletcher as ‘Eponine’ and Wendy Ferguson as ‘Madame Thénardier’.
The complete cast of Les Misérables, as of 16 Jun 2014, includes Peter Lockyer (Jean Valjean), David Thaxton (Javert), Emilie Fleming (Cosette), Rob Houchen (Marius), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Eponine), Celinde Schoenmaker (Fantine), Tom Edden (Thénardier), Wendy Ferguson (Madame Thénardier) and Michael Colbourne (Enjolras) with Jeremy Batt, Ethan Bradshaw, Melanie Bright, Dougie Carter, Jade Davies, Lee Dillon-Stuart, Tamsin Dowsett, Christian Edwards, James Gant, Carolina Gregory, Bradley Jaden, Emma Kingston, Sarah Lark, Jordan Lee Davies, Adam Linstead, Joanna Loxton, Claire Parrish, Adam Pearce, Jonny Purchase, Michael Riseley, Simon Shorten, Ashley Stillburn, Jessamy Stoddart and Helen Walsh.
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. It is currently booking through to 25 Apr 2015.
Les Misérables, 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.
Peter Lockyer's (Jean Valjean) most notable theatre credits include the role of 'Jean Valjean' in the North American 25th Anniversary Tour of 'Les Misérables', as well as ‘Chris’ in 'Miss Saigon' on Broadway and ‘Marius’ in the 10th Anniversary production of 'Les Misérables' on Broadway.
David Thaxton (Javert) won an Olivier Award for his portrayal of ‘Giorgio’ in 'Passion' at the Donmar Warehouse. Other notable credits include ‘Enjolras’ in 'Les Misérables' at the Queen’s Theatre and ‘Raoul’ in 'Love Never Dies' at the Adelphi Theatre.
Tom Edden (Thénardier) was last seen on stage as 'Fagin' in 'Oliver!' at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. He was also nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in 'One Man, Two Guvnors' on Broadway.
Celinde Schoenmaker (Fantine) returns to the role of ‘Fantine’ at the Queen’s Theatre after making her West End debut in the part in 2013.
Michael Colbourne (Enjolras) will be making his West End debut. He recently played ‘Young Buddy’ in 'Follies' at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.
Emilie Fleming (Cosette) is perhaps best known as a finalist on BBC One’s “Over the Rainbow”. She also performed in 'Oliver!' at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Rob Houchen (Marius) made his West End debut with the role of 'Marius'.
Carrie Hope Fletcher (Eponine) played the ‘Young Eponine’ at the Palace Theatre in 2001. Other notable West End credits include ‘Jemima Potts’ in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' at the London Palladium and ‘Jane Banks’ in 'Mary Poppins' at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Wendy Ferguson's (Madame Thénardier) most notable credits include ‘Carlotta’ in 'The Phantom of the Opera' at Her Majesty’s Theatre and the 25th Anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall and ‘Widow Corney’ in 'Oliver!' at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.