Following their critically acclaimed performances in the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce that Alfie Boe will play ‘Jean Valjean’ and Matt Lucas will play ‘Thénardier’ in “LES MISÉRABLES” at the Queen’s Theatre from 23 June 2011. Alfie will play the role of ‘Jean Valjean’ until 26 November 2011 and Matt will play the role of ‘Thénardier’ until 10 September 2011.
Alfie Boe is one of the country’s leading tenors and best selling recording artists. His most recent top 10 album, “Bring Him Home”, is now certified “GOLD” with over 100,000 sales. Alfie shot to fame while starring in Baz Luhrmann’s “La Boheme” on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for his performance. His other credits include a nomination for a Classical Brit Award for his album “Onward” and a sell-out production of “The Merry Widow” at the London Coliseum. His recent opera engagements have included a return to the English National Opera to sing ‘Nadir’ in a new production of “The Pearl Fishers” and also his return to the Royal Opera House in Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette”.
Matt Lucas is one of Britain’s most successful comic actors and writers. His TV credits include “Come Fly With Me” and the multi award-winning “Little Britain”, both for the BBC. His other credits include “Shooting Stars”, “Wind in the Willows” and most recently Tim Burton’s film of “Alice in Wonderland”.
Hadley Fraser will also join the cast on 23 June to play ‘Javert’. Hadley was also in the Anniversary Concert at the O2, where he played ‘Grantaire’. His other credits include “The Pirate Queen” on Broadway and ‘Marius’ in “Les Misérables” at the Palace Theatre.