LONDON – Cameron Mackintosh has announced casting for the second year of the UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed production of the Boublil and Schönberg musical Les Misérables. From 18th November 2019 Dean Chisnall will play ‘Jean Valjean’, Nic Greenshields as ‘Javert’, Katie Hall as ‘Fantine’, Ian Hughes as ‘Thénardier’, Harry Apps as ‘Marius’, Charlie Burn as ‘Cosette’, Barnaby Hughes as ‘Enjolras’ and Helen Walsh as ‘Madame Thénardier’.
Also in the cast will be Joseph Anthony, George Arvidson, Adam Boardman, Olivia Brereton, Danny Colligan, Rebecca Ferrin, Aimee Good, Jenna Innes, Ebony Jonelle, Robert Madge, Liam Marcellino, Emily Owens, Jordan Simon Pollard, Corinne Priest, Jamie Pritchard, Aaron Pryce-Lewis, Dean Read and Janne Snellen.
Further 2020 dates were also announced, with the tour set to play Bristol Hippodrome (7th April – 9th May 2020), Glasgow Theatre Royal (3 – 27 June 2020), Leeds Grand Theatre (23rd July – 15th August 2020), Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre (25th August – 12th September 2020) Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (25th September – 24th October 2020) and Hull New Theatre (28th October – 21st November 2020).
Since Cameron Mackintosh first conceived this new production of “Les Misérables” in 2009 to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary it has taken the world by storm. Originally touring the UK throughout 2009/10, and concluding with 22 performances at the Barbican, this production was hailed by audiences and critics alike. The brand new UK and Ireland tour has now been embraced by modern audiences across the globe as a Les Mis for the 21st century, selling out in record breaking time in each venue it has played since opening in 2018.
This production inspired the hugely successful movie version starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne. This new staging has scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, and has to date already been seen in North America, Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and Broadway.
Boublil and Schönberg’s magnificent score 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”, “Master Of The House” and many more. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, making this undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.
Les Misérables is currently touring the UK and Ireland. Full tour dates and venues available on their website here