Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas to star in Les Misérables at the Gielgud Theatre
The special production will run at the Gielgud Theatre while the Queen's Theatre is renovated
Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, John-Owen Jones, Matt Lucas and Katy Secombe will all return to Les Misérables for an all-star staged production at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End.
The production, which will run in the Gielgud while the Les Misérables customary home at the Queen's Theatre is renovated, will run from 10 August 2019 for 16 weeks until 30 November.
Ball, who originated the role of Marius in the first Barbican production of the musical, will take on the role of Inspector Javert in the Gielgud run. Boe will once more plays Jean Valjean while Fletcher will play Fantine and Lucas will play Thenardier, with Secombe as Madame Thenardier. Owen-Jones will play Jean Valjean for three performances a week, with further casting to be announced. In total a cast and orchestra of over 65 members will be appearing.
Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's musical, adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo, will return to the Queen's Theatre in December 2019, where the newer 2009 staging of the production will be performed. Tickets for the December 2019 run will go on sale on 25 March 2019.
Tickets for the all-star staged concert of Les Misérables featuring Ball, Fletcher, Boe, Lucas and more are on sale now.
Producer Cameron Mackintosh said: "Les Misérables is the only musical ever that has been equally successful on stage, film, in concert and in the classroom. Its spectacular staged concerts are legendary successes, just as popular as the stage show.
"I am thrilled that the plan to keep Les Misérables running in London with a staged concert version on Shaftesbury Avenue during the enforced closure period has attracted such a stellar cast, with Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, John Owen Jones, Matt Lucas and Katy Secombe, who all have a very close personal connection to the history of the show."
The current production at the Queen's Theatre will close on 13 July 2019, with tickets on sale now.