About the showA host of iconic Les Misérables alumni rejoin the revolution as a fully-staged concert version makes its home at the Gielgud Theatre for a 16-week run. While the Queen’s Theatre is refurbished, the record-breaking musical will move just down the road and will star Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas. The sprawling concert version was last seen in London for the 25th anniversary at the O2 Arena, and before that for the 10th anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall. Come Hear the People Sing from 10 August 2019.
Michael Ball plays dogged Inspector Javert. Ball became the UK's definitive Marius 34 years ago, and also performed as part of the 'dream cast' in the 10th Anniversary Concert in 1995. His theatre credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Boe reprises the role of escaped convict Jean Valjean. He previously played the part at the Queen's Theatre in the west End, on Broadway and at the 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 Arena. Among his many prior stage roles he counts Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème and the English National Opera’s Kismet.
The role of Fantine is performed by Carrie Hope Fletcher. She previously played Éponine at the Queen's Theatre. She recently starred in Heathers: The Musical in the West End and in the UK tour of The War of the Worlds: Alive on Stage.
Matt Lucas is Thénardier, a role he made his own at the O2 25th Anniversary Concert and also at the Queen’s Theatre, alongside Boe’s Jean Valjean. His myriad television and film credits include the BBC’s Little Britain and 2007 film The Wind in the Willows, but he has a substantial stage acting resume too.
Shan Ako joins the cast as Eponine, alongside newcomer Lily Kerhoas as Cosette.
Katy Secombe plays Madame Thénardier. She has appeared in myriad television series, and was also among the cast of Les Misérables, the 2012 musical film.
They are joined by Rob Houchen and Bradley Jaden. Houchen was Marius on the West End, while Jaden has fulfilled the roles of Jean Valjean, Enjolras and Javert.
John Owen-Jones will take over the role of Jean Valjean for three performances each week. He was previously Jean Valjean at the Queen's Theatre, and his other starring credits include the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera.
Performing with them is a large cast and an orchestra of more than 65 musicians, guaranteeing an epic theatrical spectacle. Further casting news is to follow.
The original London production will continue to play at the Queen’s Theatre until 13 July 2019. It will then close for backstage and auditorium renovation. The restored venue will be opened in December 2019, at which point a new production of Les Misérables will begin.
Don't miss this singular opportunity to witness the brightest and best of Les Misérables past as they perform in a spectacularly staged concert. It runs at the Gielgud Theatre for a strictly limited season from 10 August until 30 November 2019.
Please note that Alfie Boe plays Jean Valjean on Tuesdays, Wednesday evenings, Saturday matinees and Saturday evenings. John Owen-Jones shares the role and is scheduled to play Jean Valjean on Mondays, Thursdays and Wednesday matinees. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee cast appearances as all are subject to illness and other unforeseen circumstances.
Please also note that Michael Ball will not perform on 13 and 14 September 2019. Alfie Boe will not appear on 14, 15 or 16 October 2019.