LES MISÉRABLES (musical)
Ends 13th July 2019, prior to a concert production opening at the Gielgud
Theatre in late July 2019. The new production will return to the Queen's
Theatre in December 2019.
In nineteenth century France a convict goes straight, a single mother goes on
the game, students go rioting, a publican goes thieving and a policeman goes
bonkers. All as a direct result of being spun on a turntable for three hours
On 5th January 2010, the show celebrated it's 10,000th performance in London,
and on 8th October 2006 became the longest currently running musical in the
world. A refreshed version of the score was introduced in June 2011.
Dean Chisnall stars as ‘Jean Valjean’; Toby Miles as ‘Marius’; Elena
Skye as ‘Eponine’; Vivien Parry as ‘Madame Thénardier’ and Amara Okereke
as ‘Cosette,’ Steven Meo as ‘Thénardier’ and Carley
Stenson as ‘Fantine’.
David Thaxton continues to play the role of ‘Javert.
The company will be: Tegan Bannister; Emma Barr; Adam Bayjou; Ciarán
Bowling; Oliver Brenin; Dean Chisnall; Grace Farrell; Sophie-May Feek;
Adam Filipe; Antony Hanson; Sam Harrison; Barnaby Hughes; James Hume;
Ciaran Joyce; Katie Kerr; Rebecca Lafferty; Sarah Lark, Hannah Grace
Lawson; Jessica Lee; Jo Loxton; Anna McGarahan; Steven Meo; Toby Miles;
James Nicholson; Amara Okereke; Vivien Parry; Carley Stenson; Elena
Skye; David Thaxton; Ben Tyler; Joe Vetch; Raymond Walsh and Andrew
Photographic credits for above: (Queen's Theatre production)
Left: Paris. Centre: Lovely Ladies. Right: Barricade.
Photographer and Copyright Owner: Michael Le Poer Trench.
Please note that these photographs are used by permission. They MUST NOT be
reproduced on other websites without permission of the above mentioned copyright
Les Misérables 30th Anniversary. Frances Ruffelle, the original Eponine,
celebrates in style:
After nearly a decade since the last UK tour sold out within days, Cameron
Mackintosh is delighted to announce that his acclaimed Broadway production of
Boublil and Schönberg’s musical “LES MISÉRABLES” will play the Festival Theatre Edinburgh (22 January – 16 February
2019) and Manchester Palace Theatre (19 February – 30 March 2019).
The tour then goes to:
TUESDAY 2 APRIL – SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019
birminghamhippodrome.com – 0844 338 5000
TUESDAY 14 MAY – SATURDAY 8 JUNE 2019
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
atgtickets.com/venues/milton-keynes-theatre – 0844 871 7652
TUESDAY 11 JUNE – SATURDAY 6 JULY 2019
PLYMOUTH THEATRE ROYAL
Theatreroyal.com – 01752 267 222
TUESDAY 9 JULY – SATURDAY 10 AUGUST 2019
Bradford-theatres.co.uk – 01274 432000
THURSDAY 15 AUGUST – SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 2019
NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL
theatreroyal.co.uk – 0844 11 21 21
WEDNESDAY 9 OCTOBER - SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2019
atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool – 0844 871 3017
TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2019 – SATURDAY 4 JANUARY 2020
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE CARDIFF
Wmc.org.uk – 029 20 63 6464
Cameron Mackintosh said, “Since I first conceived the new production of “Les
Misérables” to celebrate the shows 25th anniversary in 2009, this production has
taken the world by storm - more than matching the success of the original, which
can now only be seen in London. I am thrilled that modern audiences have
embraced this production as Les Mis for the 21st century and it is playing to
packed houses all over the world in many languages. It also inspired the hugely
successful movie version starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne.
This latest version comes hot from its recent Broadway triumph (now once again
on a sell-out tour of North America) and is even more spectacular than the
original. I am very proud that this extraordinary Boublil and Schönberg musical
remains as fresh, thrilling and exciting as ever – and people are still storming
the barricades for a ticket.”
This brilliant new staging has scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo,
and has been seen in North America, South America, Korea, Japan, Canada,
Australia, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and Broadway.
Killian Donnelly as ‘Jean Valjean’ will be Nic Greenshields as ‘Javert’, Katie
Hall as ‘Fantine’, Martin Ball as ‘Thénardier’, Sophie-Louise Dann as ‘Madame
Thénardier’, Harry Apps as ‘Marius’, Tegan Bannister as ‘Eponine’, Will
Richardson as ‘Enjolras’ and Bronwen Hanson as ‘Cosette’.
Completing the company will be: Joseph Anthony, Helen Aylott, Jamie Birkett,
Keoni Blockx, Michael Burgen, Nicholas Carter, Mary-Jean Caldwell, Danny
Colligan, Nicholas Corre, Megan Gardiner, Zac Hamilton, Jessie Hart, Teleri
Hughes, Brian James Leys, Ruby Lyon, Leo Miles, Shane O’Riordan, Lee Ormsby,
Jordan Simon Pollard, Corrine Priest, Aaron Pryce-Lewis, Janne Snellen, Ruben
Van keer and Emma Warren.
From the Palace Theatre production: This you either love or hate. Opera buffs of this monkey's acquaintance
complain the blend of theatrical / opera / pop that comprises the music is tinny
and pretentious. Others find the interwoven storylines too much work for an
evening out, and the completely sung score a tad relentless.
For the millions of Les Miz fans worldwide (including theatremonkey); this
remains a story of immense hope and humanity and we leave the theatre happily
deluded into thinking we have discovered just that bit more about people,
The current London production was cut by fifteen minutes in March 2001.
Viewers will not notice since the cuts were the bits 'restored' a year ago -
those same bits originally cut from the very first production! Frankly, the
monkey is just glad not to be on the score copying team.
Theatremonkey advises first timers read the programme notes before the
performance starts, and be prepared to concentrate - this show does not come
easy. Hugo fans should know that the original novel has been filleted to
produced a focused three hours, and characters and connected relationships do
not appear as written. No worries though, the novel survives the
adaptation very well to this non literary monkey's mind.