To the barricades: Dean Chisnall & Bradley Jaden go head to head in new Les Mis cast

08 May
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
(clockwise) Amara Okereke, Vivien Parry, Elena Skye, Bradley Jaden, Toby Miles and Dean Chisnall

There are changes in the roll call at LES MISERABLES from 11 June 2018 as the musical enjoys its 33rd record-breaking year. So who is joining Dean and Bradley?

Dean Chisnall, who will take on the iconic role of Jean Valjean, is joined by Toby Miles (Marius), Elena Skye (Eponine), Vivien Parry (Madame Thénardier) and Amara Okereke (Cosette). Steven Meo (Thénardier) and Carley Stenson (Fantine), as does David Thaxton (Javert), although the latter will say his farewells on 21 July and Bradley Jaden takes over on 23 July.

The company, from 11 June, will feature: Tegan Bannister; Emma Barr; Adam Bayjou; Ciarán Bowling; Oliver Brenin; Dean Chisnall; Grace Farrell; Sophie-May Feek; Adam Filipe; Antony Hanson; Sam Harrison; Barnaby Hughes; James Hume; Ciaran Joyce; Katie Kerr; Rebecca Lafferty; Sarah Lark, Hannah Grace Lawson; Jessica Lee; Jo Loxton; Anna McGarahan; Steven Meo; Toby Miles; James Nicholson; Amara Okereke; Vivien Parry; Carley Stenson; Elena Skye; David Thaxton; Ben Tyler; Joe Vetch; Raymond Walsh and Andrew York.


Dean Chisnall’s most recent theatre credits include the UK tour of Blood Brothers; The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ The Musical at the Menier Chocolate Factory; Working at the Southwark Playhouse; Shrek at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and UK tour; Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre; La Cage Aux Folles at the Playhouse Theatre and Never Forget at the Savoy Theatre.

Bradley Jaden is currently appearing as Fiyero in Wicked at the Victoria Apollo Theatre. He returns to Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre having originally played Enjolras in the 30th-anniversary cast. His other theatre credits include: the UK tour of Ghost The Musical; Shrek The Musical at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; The Blues Brothers at the Edinburgh Festival; and Stiles and Drewe’s Peter Pan at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Steven Meo’s previous theatre credits include Pride & Prejudice at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and on UK tour; The Taming of the Shrew, Boeing Boeing, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog all for Theatre Clwyd; The Distance for Sheffield Crucible/Orange Tree Theatre; and Flesh and Blood for Hampstead Theatre and on tour.

Toby Miles has recently graduated from Arts Educational Schools, London and will be making his professional and West End debut in the role of Marius.

Amara Okereke trained at Arts Educational Schools, London and The National Youth Music Theatre. Her theatre credits for the National Youth Music Theatre include: The Hired Man at The Other Palace; West Side Story at Manchester Warehouse and 13 The Musical at the Apollo Theatre.

Vivien Parry’s most recent theatre credits include: Half A Sixpence at the Noël Coward Theatre; A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Shoemaker’s Holiday for the Royal Shakespeare Company; The Girls UK tour and Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre. Other previous West End credits include: Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales Theatre; Fame at the Cambridge Theatre and Blood Brothers at the Phoenix Theatre.

Elena Skye has just finished playing the role of Lauren in Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre having made her West End debut in the production in 2016.

Carley Stenson’s West End credits include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical and Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. Stenson also starred as Christine Colgate in the tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

David Thaxton previously played Javert in 2014 and has also played the role of Enjolras in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. His additional theatre credits include Giorgio in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse, for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Raoul in Love Never Dies at the Adelphi and Major John Howard in Only The Brave at Wales Millennium Centre.

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