Les Miserables - Valjean cast update at Queen's Theatre

Cast update for the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, at the Queen's Theatre.

Ramin Karimloo extends his run to 31 March 2012. David Shannon will then return to the role from 3 April to 16 June 2012. He will be followed by Geronimo Rauch who will play the role from 18 June 2012 to 15 June 2013.

Gerónimo Rauch is an Argentinian singer and actor who is currently playing ‘Jean Valjean’ in the New 25th Anniversary production of Los Miserables in Barcelona. Gerónimo has also previously played the roles of ‘Feuilly’ and ‘Marius’ in Les Misérables in Argentina, as well as taking part in the 25th Anniversary celebration of “Les Misérables at The 02”. In 2002 Gerónimo took part in the Buenos Aires version of TV talent show “Popstars”, and was successfully chosen to become a founder member of the band Mambrú, whose debut album went Triple Platinum, selling over 120,00 copies. Previous theatre credits inlcude ‘Doody’ in “Grease” at Astral Theatre in Beunos Aires, ‘Jesus’ in “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Teatro Lope de Vega in Madrid, and ‘Mary Sunshine’ in “Chicago” at the Teatro Coliseum in Madrid.

The cast currently includes Hadley Fraser (Javert); Caroline Sheen (Fantine), Alexia Khadime (Eponine), Craig Mather (Marius), Cameron Blakely (Thenardier), Katy Secombe (Madame Thenardier), Liam Tamne (Enjolras), Lisa-Anne Wood (Cosette).

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, where it is currently taking bookings to 27 Oct 2012.

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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