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Major cast changes for Les Miz London!

From Monday 11 June 2018, there will be major cast changes at the West End production of “LES MISÉRABLES” at the Queen’s Theatre, which is now in its record breaking 33rd year.

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce that Dean Chisnall will star as ‘Jean Valjean’; Toby Miles as ‘Marius’; Elena Skye as ‘Eponine’; Vivien Parry as ‘Madame Thénardier’; Samuel Edwards as 'Enjolras' and Amara Okereke as ‘Cosette’.

Continuing in their roles are Steven Meo as ‘Thénardier’ and Carley Stenson as ‘Fantine’.

David Thaxton continues to play the role of ‘Javert’ until Saturday 21 July, with Bradley Jaden starring as ‘Javert’ from Monday 23 July.

 

From Monday 11 June 2018 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 York

Dean Chisnall’s most recent theatre credits include the UK tour of “Blood Brothers” “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ The Musical” at the Menier Chocolate Factory; “Working” at the Southwark Playhouse; “Shrek” at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and UK tour; “Love Never Dies” at the Adelphi Theatre; “La Cage Aux Folles” at the Playhouse Theatre and “Never Forget” at the Savoy Theatre.

Bradley Jaden is currently appearing as ‘Fiyero’ in “Wicked” at the Victoria Apollo Theatre.  He returns to “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre having originally played ‘Enjolras’ in the 30th Anniversary cast. His other theatre credits include: the UK tour of “Ghost The Musical”; “Shrek The Musical” at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; “The Blues Brothers” at the Edinburgh Festival and Stiles and Drewe’s “Peter Pan” at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.  His TV credits include “Emmerdale” on ITV and “Sugar Rush” on Channel 4.

Toby Miles has recently graduated from Arts Educational Schools, London and will be making his professional and West End debut in the role of ‘Marius’.

Elena Skye has just finished playing the role of ‘Lauren’ in “Kinky Boots” at the Adelphi Theatre having made her West End debut in the production in 2016.

Vivien Parry’s most recent theatre credits include: “Half A Sixpence” at the Noël Coward Theatre, “A Christmas Carol”, “Twelfth Night”, A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and “The Shoemaker’s Holiday” for the Royal Shakespeare Company; “The Girls” UK tour and “Top Hat” at the Aldwych Theatre. Other previous West End credits include: “Mamma Mia!” at the Prince of Wales Theatre; “Fame” at the Cambridge Theatre and “Blood Brothers” at the Phoenix Theatre. Her film credits include Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in 2017.

Samuel Edwards returns to “Les Misérables” at the Queens Theatre having previously played the role of ‘Feuilly’ in 2013. His other theatre credits include: “On The Town” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; “Xanadu” at Southwark Playhouse; the UK Tour of “Wicked”; “Ghost The Musical” at the Piccadilly Theatre and “The Sound of Music” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Amara Okereke trained at Arts Educational Schools, London and The National Youth Music Theatre.  Her theatre credits for the National Youth Music Theatre include: “The Hired Man” at The Other Palace; “West Side Story” at Manchester Warehouse and “13 The Musical” at the Apollo Theatre.

Carley Stenson’s West End credits include 'Elle Woods' in “Legally Blonde”, 'Princess Fiona' in “Shrek The Musical” and 'Lady of the Lake' in “Spamalot”. Carley also starred as 'Christine Colgate' in the tour of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”. She is probably best known for playing the regular role of 'Steph Cunningham' in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, for which she was nominated for several awards during her 10 years with the show.

Steven Meo’s previous theatre credits include “Pride & Prejudice” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and on UK tour; “The Taming of the Shrew”, “Boeing Boeing”, “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog” all for Theatre Clwyd; “The Distance” for Sheffield Crucible/Orange Tree Theatre and “Flesh and Blood” for Hampstead Theatre and on tour.

David Thaxton previously played ‘Javert’ in 2014, and has also played the role of ‘Enjolras’ in “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre. His additional theatre credits include ‘Giorgio’ in “Passion” at the Donmar Warehouse, for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, ‘Pilate’ in “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, ‘Raoul’ in “Love Never Dies” at the Adelphi and ‘Major John Howard’ in “Only The Brave” at Wales Millennium Centre.

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Killian Donnelly to play Jean Valjean in UK & Ireland tour!

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce that Killian Donnelly will play ‘Jean Valjean’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the Boublil and Schönberg musical “LES MISÉRABLES”.

Further dates for the tour are also announced today. Opening at Curve Leicester for an already sold out season from Saturday 3 – Saturday 24 November 2018 (press night 14 November 2018 ), before playing the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin (5 December 2018 – 12 January 2019), Festival Theatre Edinburgh (22 January – 16 February 2019) and Manchester Palace Theatre (19 February – 30 March 2019) the show will also play Birmingham Hippodrome (2 April – 11 May 2019), Milton Keynes Theatre (14 May - 8 June 2019)and Newcastle Theatre Royal (15 August – 5 October 2019). On sale dates and details below with further dates to be announced.

Killian Donnelly is currently playing the role of ‘Jean Valjean’ in the West End production of “Les Misérables”, where his final performance will be Saturday 9 June 2018. Prior to his run in “Les Misérables”, he played the role of ‘Charlie Price’ in “Kinky Boots” on Broadway, a role he originated at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End in 2015, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. His other theatre credits include: ‘Jackie Day’ in “Donegal”, a new play by Frank McGuinness, at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and ‘Huey’ in the original London cast of “Memphis” at the Shaftesbury Theatre for which he was also nominated for an Olivier Award.  He created the role of ‘Deco’ in “The Commitments” at the Palace Theatre and has also played ‘Tony’ in “Billy Elliot” at the Victoria Palace Theatre as well as’ Raoul’ in “The Phantom of the Opera” at Her Majesty's Theatre. He first joined the company of “Les Misérables” in 2008, going onto play the role of ‘Enjolras’ from 2009 to 2011. In 2010, he played the role of ‘Courfeyrac’ in the “25th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables” at The O2 Arena and also played the role of ‘Combeferre’ in the multi-award-winning film of the show, released in 2012.

Cameron Mackintosh said, “When I announced the first UK tour of Les Miserables for ten years, I was really delighted that Killian said to me that he would like to continue playing Jean Valjean.  No stranger to the original production, having played both Enjolras and Valjean with enormous success, his passionate take on the role will be even greater in the thrilling staging of my new production which has proved to be a worldwide success all over again. He is the first Irishman to play the role since Colm Wilkinson in the original and I’m delighted that from advance bookings, this new tour looks set to be sold out before we open”.

 

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6 November 2017

David Thaxton returns to play Javert in Les Misérables London

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce that from Monday 22 January 2018, David Thaxton will return to the cast of “LES MISÉRABLES” at the Queen’s Theatre in the role of ‘Javert’.

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28 April 2017

Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson join London Miz!

From Monday 12 June 2017, there will be major cast changes at the West End production of “LES MISÉRABLES” at the Queen’s Theatre, which is now in its record breaking 33rd year.

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