Complete guide to the cast of Les Misérables – The All-Star Staged Concert
Read all about the star-studded line up that will take to the Sondheim Theatre to perform in the iconic musical. The production will return to the West End for just six weeks, from 3rd December 2020 to 17th January 2021.
Who’s in Les Misérables – The All-Star Staged Concert?
A West End household name, Michael Ball will play the role of Javert in Les Misérables – The All-Star Staged Concert, after originating the role of Marius Pontmercy in the West End in 1905. Throughout his career, Ball has played lead roles in numerous productions, including the title role in Sweeney Todd, Edna Turnblad in Hairspray and Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Ball has performed with Alfie Boe on numerous occasions, meeting as they starred in Kismet at the London Coliseum. The pair released the collaborative album “Together” in 2016, followed by their second album “Together Again” the following year, with both albums topping the charts.
Carrie Hope Fletcher
Having played the characters of Eponine and her younger self, Carrie Hope Fletcher will play Fantine. Her West End career began in 2001, when she was cast as young Eponine in Les Misérables, later going on to star as Jemima Banks in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Jane Banks in Mary Poppins. As well as Eponine at the Queen’s Theatre, her adult stage credits include Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family and most recently, Veronica Sawyer in Heathers. Fletcher has also built up a large following across her Youtube channel, with over 650,000 followers (at time of publication) and has also released four books.
Houchen will play Marius. His recent theatre credits include Eugenius at The Other Palace and Titanic at the Charing Cross Theatre. He’s also starred in City of Angels at the Garrick Theatre.
Jaden will play Enjolras in the all-star concert. His previous theatre credits include Fiyero in Wicked, as well as starring in Shrek the Musical and a national tour of Ghost the Musical.
Alfie Boe will reprise the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables – The All-Star Staged Concert. Training at the Royal College of Music in London, he went on to make his professional debut in 2002, starring in La boheme on Broadway. After starring in operas including Kismet with Michael Ball and The Merry Widow at the London Coliseum, as well as Elektra at the Royal Opera House, Boe was approached by Cameron Mackintosh to play the role of Jean Valjean in the 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 Arena, which marked the first time he played the lead role. After the concert, Boe was asked to star in the West End production, playing Valjean for five months in 2011 alongside his concert co-star Matt Lucas. In 2015, he took on the role once again but this time on Broadway, taking over from Ramin Karimloo.
Making his West End debut in 2011 as Thénardier, Matt Lucas reprised the role at the Gielgud Theatre. An English comedian, screenwriter, actor and singer, Lucas is perhaps best known for his work alongside David Walliams in Little Britain, a BBC television series that ran from 2003 to 2007. His stage credits include Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl at Chichester Festival Theatre last year, as well as playing himself in Monty Python Live.
Joining the cast of Les Misérables for the fourth time as Madame Thénardier, Katy Secombe took n the coveted role. Throughout her illustrious stage career, Secombe has originated the role of Brenda in I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical as well as playing Mama Morton in Chicago and Rosie in Mamma Mia.
First playing the role in 1998, he was the youngest ever actor to star as Valjean at 26 years old. In recent years, Owen-Jones has taken on the roles of iconic characters in musical theatre including the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera as well as three stints as Valjean in the West End and on Broadway. Read more about John Owen-Jones in Les Miserables here.