Cast changes for West End’s Les Misérables

Davod Langham

David Langham joins the West End cast of Les Misérables as Thénardier from 13 June. Picture: Darren Bell

Cast changes have been announced for the Queen’s Theatre production of Cameron Mackintosh’s record-breaking Les Misérables.

On 13 June David Langham (Wendy & Peter Pan) will take over the role of Thénardier and Chris Cowley (The Last Five Years) will play Enjolras. The pair will join current cast Peter Lockyer (Jean Valjean), Jeremy Secomb (Javert), Craig Nather (Marius), Rachelle Ann Go (Fantine), Eva Noblezada (Eponine), Katy Secombe (Madame Thenardier) and Zoë Doano (Cosette).

The full company from 13 June will be: Thomas Aldridge, Adam Bayjou, Oliver Brenin, Lucyelle Cliffe, Andy Conaghan, Chris Cowley, Vinny Coyle, Zoë Doano, Tamsin Dowsett, Aimée Fisher, Rachelle Ann Go, Antony Hansen, Steffan Harri, Will Jennings, Josie Kemp, Charlotte Kennedy, David Langham, Peter Lockyer, Joanna Loxton, Simon Lynch, Craig Mather, Kayleigh McKnight, Felix Mosse, Eva Noblezada, Hollie O’Donoghue, Adam Pearce, Jonny Purchase, Sophie Reeves, Jeremy Secomb, Katy Secombe, Samantha Thomas, Lee Van Geleen and Danny Whitehead.

Currently in its 31st year in the West End, Les Misérables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, original adaption by Trevor Nunn and John Caird and additional material by James Fenton.

Les Misérables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985. It transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985, where it ran for 19 years before moving to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on 3 April 2004. The show has been at the Queen’s for 11 years and is still playing to standing room only.

London is now home to the only original production of Les Misérables with the new production playing on Broadway, Australia, Korea and Japan after touring the UK and North America. Future productions are planned in Spain and the Philippines. There are more than 3,000 productions of the Les Misérables Schools’ Edition scheduled or being performed by over 150,000 school children in the UK, US and Australia, making it the most successful musical ever produced in schools.

Angela Thomas

Tickets for Les Misérables are available HERE.

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