S Club star Jon Lee in Les Miserables 28 July 03

S Club star Jon Lee in Les Miserables 28 July 03

S Club star Jon Lee will be making his adult stage debut playing 'Marius' in Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre from 28 July 2003.

For the past four years Jon Lee has been a member of S Club, formerly S Club 7, enjoying hit singles, TV shows, live gigs, Brit Awards and performing at the Queen's Jubilee pop concert. Now at 21 , he last appeared on the West End stage at the age of 12, when he played the title role in "Olivier!" at the London Palladium. Jon has also appeared on television in the BBC production of George Elliot's "Mill On the Floss", Michael Barrymore's "My Kinda People" and Jim Henson's "The Muppet Show". He also played the role of the schoolboy 'Josh' in Eastenders" for six months.

Les Miserables, which concerns Love and bravery in 19th century France during the revolutionary struggles, has been running in London since 1985. It 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.

The current cast includes: Hans Peter Janssens (Jean Valjean), Michael McCarthy (Javert ), Hadley Fraser (Marius), Sophia Ragavelas (Eponine), Helen French (Cosette), Paul Manuel (Enjolras), Rosemary Ashe (Madame Thenardier), Carmen Cusack (Fantine), Stephen Tate (Thenardier).

It has been seen by over 50 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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