It’s not been smooth running when it comes to the role of Thénardier in the new production of Les Misérables at London’s Sondheim Theatre. After doctors telling actor Gerard Carey he must rest his voice until the end of February, Matt Lucas saved the day by reprising the part but has now suffered a back injury. Cue the arrival of Ian Hughes who recently played Thénardier to great acclaim in the current sell-out UK and international tour. Phew!
What a trouper Matt Lucas is. Having heard that Gerard Carey, originally playing Thénardier in Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre, had been taken ill, he rescheduled his Christmas plans and stepped into the breach. Lucas will be Master of the House for six weeks from 23 December 2019 with Carey expected to return on 3 February 2020.
Can Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables get any more popular? Perhaps it can with the just-announced new cast starring in the musical at the newly reburbished Sondheim Theatre, reopening on 18 December 2019. Just imagine Bradley Jaden as Javert confronting Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean. Are you booking already?
They dreamed a dream of performing in the West End and it has come true for Brit School graduate Shan Ako & the Royal Academy of Music’s Lily Kerhoas as they take on the roles of Eponine and Cosette alongside a star-studded cast in Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, running at London’s Gielgud Theatre from 10 August to 30 November 2019.
Fresh from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Chris Jarman joins the West End cast of Wicked from 23 July 2018 alongside current cast member Rosa O’Reilly who takes over the role of Nessarose.
There are changes in the roll call at Les Misérables from 11 June 2018 as the musical enjoys its 33rd record-breaking year. So who is joining Dean and Bradley?
Ex EastEnder David Witts has been wooed back from three years in LA to play Fiyero in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre this summer.
WICKED has announced the opening of its (wait for it!) 25th new booking period. Over 500,000 new tickets for the smash-hit, telling the untold story of the witches of Oz, are now being released, with booking extended to Saturday 24 May 2019. (And by the way, we love this romantic pic of current Glinda and Fiyero, Sophie Evans and Bradley Jaden.)
Something WICKED this way comes...and keeps on coming, again and again! The worldwide smash-hit show that explores the untold story of the witches of Oz flew into its 12th year at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on Wednesday 27 Septemberand is about to become the 15th longest running show in London theatre history!
We love it when an understudy steps fully into the spotlight so splendiforous congrats to Alice Fearn, who is a standby Elphaba no more. She's joined by Sophie Evans as Glinda and several other WICKED newbies from 24 July 2017 at the Apollo Victoria...