Les Miserables at the Queens theatre in London cast changes
Major cast changes have been announced for the show in London, Les Miserables at the Queen’s theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue.
From Monday 17th June 2013, making their West End theatre debuts will be Na-Young Jeon as ‘Fantine’, Rob Houchen as ‘Marius’ and Anton Zetterholm as ‘Enjolras’.
Also starring at the Queen’s theatre will be Carrie Hope Fletcher as ‘Eponine’ and Wendy Ferguson as ‘Madame Thénardier’. Geronimo Rauch will continue to star as ‘Jean Valjean’, Tam Mutu as ‘Javert’, Cameron Blakely as ‘Thénardier’ and Samantha Dorsey as ‘Cosette’.
Young actress Na-Young Jeon recently starred as Kim in another Boubil and Schonberg musical Miss Saigon. Her other theatre credits include ‘Bianca’ in “Kiss Me, Kate”.
Carrie Hope Fletcher returns to Les Miserables as Eponine having played Young Eponine as a child when the show was at the Palace Theatre in 2001. Carrie is a seasoned West End child performer having appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium and also in Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Anton Zetterholm’s previously played ‘Fiyero’ in “Wicked”. Whilst Wendy Ferguson recently starred as Carlotta’ in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre and was also in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Les Miserables show at the Queen’s theatre in London
Les Miserables is based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel and includes the songs, “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” and “Master Of The House” amongst many others.
Les Miserables is now in its 28th sell out year in London, currently playing at the Queen’s theatre in the heart of the West End. When Les Miserables celebrated its 21st London birthday in October 2006, it became the World’s Longest Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by “Cats” in London’s West End.
The show has now been seen by nearly 65 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 22 languages, “Les Miserables” is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.
The 2012 film version of the show received the Golden Globe Award for Best Picture in the Musical/Comedy category and received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and won three Academy Awards as a result. But there is no question that the live theatre version of Les Miserables is clearly so much better than the film version.