Major cast changes in Les Miserables from 26 June

Major cast changes in Les Miserables from 26 June

Major cast changes in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre, from 26 June 2006 .

Hans Peter Janssens returns to the show to play ‘Javert’, having already starred as ‘Jean Valjean’; he will be the first actor to have played both ‘Jean Valjean’ and ‘Javert’ in the West End.

Jon Lee returns to play ‘Marius’. Simon Bailey, (Enjolras). Chris Vincent (Thénardier), Sophia Ragavelas returns to the show to play ‘Fantine’, having already played ‘Eponine’ . Sabrina Aloueche, who played ‘Young Cosette’ will play ‘Eponine’. Gina Beck will be making her West End debut playing ‘Cosette’.

John Owen-Jones and Tracie Bennett will continue to star in the production as ‘Jean Valjean’ and ‘Madame Thénardier’.

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.

After 18 years and over 7500 performances, the show had its final performance at the Palace Theatre on Sat 27 March 2004. The show then moved to the Queen's theatre from 3 April 2004. In October 2006 Les Miserables will become the longest-running musical ever in the West End .

Les Miserables has been seen by over 53 million people worldwide in 38 countries and in 21 languages. There have been 31 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.

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