All change! Les Misérables announces a major cast shake-up
The legendary West End musical epic Les Misérables has just announced that there will be major cast changes at the Queen’s Theatre. Starting on Monday 17 June, audiences will be treated to the arrival of some of the world’s greatest musical theatre performers. Making their West End debuts will be Na-Young Jeon as ‘Fantine’, Rob Houchen as ‘Marius’ and Anton Zetterholm as ‘Enjolras’. Carrie Hope Fletcher makes her adult West End debut as ‘Eponine’. They will be joined by Wendy Ferguson as ‘Madame Thénardier’.
Na-Young Jeon recently wowed audiences in the Netherlands playing ‘Kim’ in Miss Saigon; hopefully, she will have the same success playing ‘Fantine’. Carrie Hope Fletcher played ‘Young Eponine’ in Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre in 2001. She now returns to play the grown-up version of herself: ‘Eponine’. What a case of life imitating art! Wendy Ferguson recently played ‘Carlotta’ in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre and the 25th Anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall and ‘Widow Corney’ in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Rob Houchen trained at Guildford School of Acting and, after graduating, toured Germany with The 12 Tenors to packed houses.
The new cast will be joining those continuing their roles in Les Misérables: Geronimo Rauch as ‘Jean Valjean’, Tam Mutu as ‘Javert’, Cameron Blakely as ‘Thénardier’ and Samantha Dorsey as ‘Cosette’.
Having been seen by more than 65 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, Les Misérables is now in its 28th year, dazzling audiences on London’s West End with the enthralling tale of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. That many people can’t be wrong – so book now and catch the brand-new cast, fresh and buzzing with energy.