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Les Miserables Major cast changes from 23 June
There are major cast changes in Les Miserables, at the Queen's Theatre from 23 June 2008: Earl Carpenter (Javert), Allyson Brown (Fantine), Jon Robyns (Marius), David Thaxton (Enjolras), Jimmy Johnston (Thenardier), Jackie Marks (Madame Thenardier). They join previously mentioned Nancy Sullivan (Eponine) & Leanne Dobinson (Cosette), who also join the show on 23 June 2008.
The show will continue to feature Drew Sarich (Jean Valjean).
Earl Carpenter has recently been playing the title role in “The Phantom of the Opera”. Allyson Brown’s TV credits include “Bear Behaving Badly”, “EastEnders” and “Holby City” and has recently performed with the RSC. Jon Robyns was in the original London cast of “Avenue Q”. David Thaxton was previously seen in “LES MISERABLES” when it transferred to the Queen’s Theatre. Jimmy Johnston London stage credits include “The Pirates of Penzance” at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and “Oklahoma!” at the Royal National Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre. Jackie Marks played ‘Fantine’ in the original London cast of “LES MISERABLES”, both at the Barbican and at the Palace Theatre, and recently featured in “Evita” at the Adelphi Theatre. Nancy Sullivan was featured in the television talent programme “I’d Do Anything”, whilst Leanne Dobinson was in the top 10 finalists of “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?”.
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.
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.