Cast changes have been announced for Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre (the show is now in its record-breaking 30th year). Joining the cast from Monday 15 February 2016 are Patrice Tipoki as Fantine, Craig Mather as Marius and Danielle Hope as Eponine. Peter Lockyer will continue to star as Jean Valjean, Jeremy Secomb as Javert, Phil Daniels as Thénardier, Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier, Zoë Doano as Cosette and Bradley Jaden as Enjolras.
From Monday 4 April Eva Noblezada will star as Eponine.
Rachelle Ann Go’s final performance as Fantine in London is on Saturday 30 January 2016 before she continues the role in Manila, where the new Asian tour begins. She will return to the role at the Queen’s Theatre on Monday 9 May 2016. Patrice Tipoki will play the role from Monday 15 February until Saturday 23 April 2016. Rob Houchen and Carrie Hope Fletcher’s final performance as Marius and Eponine is on Saturday 13 February 2016 at the end of their contracts and over two and half years with the show.
From 15 February the full company will be: Adam Bayjou, Sanne den Besten, Josie Brightwell, Edd Campbell Bird, Oliver Brenin, David Burnip, Phil Daniels, Jordan Lee Davies, Zoë Doano, Tamsin Dowsett, Katy Hanna, Matthew Harvey, Danielle Hope, Bradley Jaden, Matt Jeans, Charlotte Kennedy, Emma Kingston, Peter Lockyer, Jo Loxton, Craig Mather, Luke McCall, Ryan O’Gorman, Jo Parsons, Adam Pearce, Jonny Purchase, Michael Riseley, Jeremy Secomb, Katy Secombe, Courtney Stapleton, Jessamy Stoddart, Patrice Tipoki, Samantha Thomas and Lee Van Geleen.
Patrice Tipoki can currently be seen as Fantine in the Australian tour of the new production of Les Misérables. Her other credits in Australia include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Elphaba in Wicked and Nala in The Lion King.
Craig Mather most recently appeared in Sweeney Todd at Harrington’s Pie Shop in the West End. His other theatre credits include the UK tour of Tonight’s The Night and Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre.
Danielle Hope returns to the role of Eponine in Les Misérables having played the part at the Queen’s Theatre in 2012. She has just finished playing the lead role of Maria in the national tour of The Sound of Music. Hope made her professional debut as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium after winning the BBC’s hit Over the Rainbow, having competed against more than 9,000 girls. She has also appeared as The Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on the recent national tour.
Eva Noblezada is currently wowing audiences as Kim in Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Miss Saigon, having made her professional stage debut in the role when the musical opened in 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre. Noblezada will perform the role of Kim when the show opens on Broadway in 2017. For her performance in the West End she has received critical acclaim as well as the Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Prior to joining the West End cast in 2014 Peter Lockyer completed a year and a half run as Jean Valjean in the sold-out North American 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Misérables. He has also appeared as Chris in Miss Saigon on Broadway and in the first national tour and as Marius in the 10th Anniversary production of Les Misérables on Broadway.
Jeremy Secomb recently played the title role in the sold out Sweeney Todd at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop in the West End. His other theatre credits include: The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lend Me a Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre and Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre.
Phil Daniels rose to fame through his roles in Quadrophenia and Scum. His theatre credits include most recently Knight of the Burning Pestle at Shakespeare’s Globe as well as This House at the National Theatre and Anthony & Cleopatra at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Katy Secombe returned to the role of Madame Thénardier having last played the part in 2012 opposite Matt Lucas. She most recently played the role of Brenda in I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical at the London Palladium. Previous theatre credits include: The Lyons at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Rosie in Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Zoë Doano recently played the role of Johanna in the sold out Sweeney Todd at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop in the West End. Her other theatre credits include: Marianne in The Grand Tour at the Finborough Theatre, High Society UK tour, Sweet Smell of Success at the Arcola Theatre, Frenchy in Grease in the West End and The Sound of Music UK tour.
Bradley Jaden’s theatre credits include: Ghost, the original UK tour; Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; The 12 Tenors tour of Europe and Japan and Peter Pan at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
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