'Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert' to return this Christmas
Alfie Boe, Michael Ball and Matt Lucas will all perform at the Sondheim Theatre this Christmas.
After Mary Poppins, The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables performed on Britain’s Got Talent on October 10, Cameron Mackintosh announced that Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert will return to the West End. The star-studded musical concert will be performed at the Sondheim Theatre from 5 December for a six week period.
Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert tickets will be on sale soon.
The cast will star Alfie Boe, who reprises his performance as Jean Valjean, alongside Michael Ball who will play Javert. Soon to play the titular character in the world premiere of Cinderella, Carrie Hope Fletcher will play Fantine, with Matt Lucas as Thenardier.
Les Miserables: The All-Star Staged Concert was last seen at the Gielgud Theatre in summer 2019, performed while renovation works were taking place at the Sondheim Theatre. The cast starred Shan Ako as Eponine, Rob Houchen as Marius and Bradley Jaden as Enjolras.
John Owen-Jones will also perform as Jean Valjean on selected dates during the six week run.
In a statement, producer Cameron Mackintosh said: “Seven months on from the enforced closure of our theatres, one of Britain’s most successful world beating industries faces being decimated, with the desperate loss of thousands of jobs. The future of our cultural heritage hangs in the balance while the Government battles to find the best way out of this crisis. Like so many people, I want to go back to work... The only show of mine that I can consider opening at this time is the hugely successful all-star staged concert of Les Misérables... It is encouraging to see flickers of theatrical life again both in the West End and the subsidised theatre. Most of the recently opened productions have been selling out their reduced capacities despite the ever changing and confusing public messaging.
With several shows now being announced, the West End is determined that theatregoers can look forward to Christmas in the traditional way with at least a handful of great shows. However, this is just a warm-up allowing us to flex our atrophied artistic muscles in preparation for the whole of UK theatre hopefully returning from next Spring... It is time to tear down the barricades and let tomorrow come. The beautiful new Sondheim Theatre will re-open its doors so audiences can once again leap to their feet thrilled by Hugo’s timelessly uplifting story of the survival of the human spirit told through Boublil and Schönberg’s amazing iconic score – Let The People Sing. Happy Christmas to us all.”
Photo credit: Alfie Boe (Photo by Matt Murphy)