Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas to star in Les Misérables, tickets on sale today
- Becki Crossley
- 7 February 2019
Classic play to run at new West End location with all star cast this autumn
The classic Boublil and Schönberg musical, based on the 19th century novel by Victor Hugo, returns to the West end this Autumn. Casting news was released this week revealing Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas will lead. Les Misérables moves to London's the intimate Gielgud Theatre for the 12-week stint. Tickets for the shows are set to go on sale today at 12pm.
Michael Ball, who originated the role of Marius in the first Barbican production of the musical, will star as Inspector Javert. Joining him as Jean Valjean is Alfie Boe while Carrie Fletcher will play Fantine and Matt Lucas will play Thénardier. Katy Secombe also joins to play Madame Thénardier and for three performances a week, the role of Jean Valjean will be played by John Owen-Jones. Further casting is soon to be announced.
The cast will be joined by a 65-piece orchestra performing well-known hits 'I Dreamed a Dream', 'On My Own', 'Stars', 'Bring Him Home', 'Do You Hear the People Sing?', 'One Day More', 'Empty Chairs at Empty Tables', 'Master Of The House' and many more.
Producer Cameron Mackintosh said: ' I am thrilled that the plan to keep Les Misérables running in London with a staged concert version on Shaftesbury Avenue during the enforced closure period has attracted such a stellar cast, with Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, John Owen Jones, Matt Lucas and Katy Secombe, who all have a very close personal connection to the history of the show.'