In news sure to electrify fans of both Alfie Boe and Michael Ball, it is today confirmed that both will return to the London stage of Les Miserables – albeit in a fully staged concert version. Scheduled to run for sixteen weeks at the Gielgud theatre from August 10, this solves the conundrum of what to do with the super musical while it’s current home, the Queen’s Theatre, is being refurbished this summer.
Alfie will reprise the role of Jean Valjean, whereas Ball will take the role of Javert – if we weren’t excited before, we are now! This is a super exciting cast announcement, especially given that Matt Lucas will return to play Thenardier and Fantine will be played by West End star Carrie Hope Fletcher. In addition, another wonderful Valjean, John Owen-Jones will be returning for three shows a week.
Earlier today, Alex Bellfield of Celebrity Radio shared a YouTube chat with Alfie:
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Sounds wonderful. It would be nice if they could make a dvd for those who cannot attend.
A USA venue would be nice. Best of luck to the perfect cast!
I’m sure all Alfie Fans will be delighted…shame it’s only in London 🙁
Good luck with tickets to everyone who can go and I know you will enjoy every minute 🙂 xx