Lucie Jones to join ‘Les Misérables’ West End cast

The actress will take over the role of Fantine in the longest-running West End musical. Josh Piterman, Stewart Clarke, and Claire Machin also join the cast in March 2023.

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UPDATE: Dean Chisnall will now play Jean Valjean to 15 Apr. 2023. Josh Piterman will take over as Jean Valjean in late April 2023.

Do you hear the people sing? That is the sound of a new Les Misérables West End cast. A new company will take over from 27 March. Les Misérables is at the Sondheim Theatre.

Dean Chisnall will play Jean Valjean from 28 February to 25 March. He previously played Jean Valjean in the musical’s national tour.

From 27 March, Josh Piterman will take over as Jean Valjean, alongside Stewart Clarke as Javert, Lucie Jones as Fantine, Claire Machin as Madame Thénardier and Harry Chandler as Enjolras.

The Les Misérables cast includes Gerard Carey as Thénardier, Robert Tripolino as Marius, Nathania Ong as Éponine, Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette, Hazel Baldwin, Brad Barnley, Emma Barr, Will Barratt, Cameron Burt, Natalie Chua, Matthew Dale, Matt Dempsey, Bryony Duncan, Louis Emmanuel, Sophie-May Feek, Melad Hamidi, Harry Jack, Christopher Jacobsen, Will Jennings, Benjamin Karran, Yazmin King, Bart Lambert, Sarah Lark, Adam Robert Lewis, Georgie Lovatt, Ellie Ann Lowe, Donald Craig Manuel, Jodie Nolan, Sam Peggs, Jo Stephenson, Phoebe Williams and Ollie Wray.

Les Misérables follows Jean Valjean, a convict who breaks away and starts a new life while on the run from prison guard Javert. It's based on Victor Hugo's novel, and is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. Find out more about Les Misérables in London.

James Powell and Laurence Connor direct, with set design by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, costume design by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting desi gn by Paule Constable, and sound design by Mick Potter.

Who is in Les Misérables in the West End?

The cast includes Josh Piterman as Jean Valjean, alongside Stewart Clarke as Javert, Lucie Jones as Fantine, Nathania Ong as Éponine, Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette, Gerard Carey as Thénardier, Claire Machin as Madame Thénardier, Harry Chandler as Enjolras, and Robert Tripolino as Marius.

Les Misérables is at the Sondheim Theatre.

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