Following the announcement that the concert version of the hit musical will return to the Sondheim Theatre from the 20th May, booking until the 5th September.
It has been confirmed today that the acclaimed concert production of Les Misérables is set to begin performances at the Sondheim Theatre from the 20th May, running for a limited season until the 5th September. Customers whose bookings were affected by the lockdown will be given priority, followed by by booking for Priority members from 10am on Friday 12th March and public booking opening at 10am on 15 March 2021.
Meanwhile, it was also announced that the full production of the musical will return to the Sondheim Theatre from the 25th September and the UK touring production will start performances again at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow in November.
The London concert production will initially open to a 50% seating capacity with strict Covid safety measures in place. Social distancing will be followed front of house, on stage, backstage and throughout the building. The Theatre will move to full capacity as soon as the Government allows for it.
Talking about the news Cameron Mackintosh said: “As the West End marks the first anniversary of the enforced closure of British Theatre due to the pandemic, I am delighted to announce that the acclaimed spectacular staged concert of Les Misérables, which previously sold out all performances on Shaftesbury Avenue, will return to the Sondheim Theatre on 20 May 2021 with a reduced capacity and necessary social distancing requirements.”
The cast for the production in London is set to include Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean, Bradley Jaden as Javert, Lucie Jones as Fantine, Shan Ako as Éponine, Harry Apps as Marius, Gerard Carey as Thénardier and Josefina Gabrielle as Madame Thénardier. Further casting will be announced shortly.
Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Misérables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel with additional material by James Fenton and adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The concert production is directed by James Powell and Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy and conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo.
To find out more about all the productions of Les Misérables visit: https://www.lesmis.com/