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Les Misérables reopens the Sondheim Theatre

The record-breaking spectacular is back with a brand new cast.

Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary Les Misérables has reopened London’s Sondheim Theatre after an extensive refurbishment. Watch the brand new trailer for the show above.

Now entering its 35th year in London’s West End, the production has also welcomed a brand new cast.

Cameron Mackintosh comments: “I am thrilled that we have found a brilliant and exciting cast to open my new production at the Sondheim Theatre, many of whom were not even born when the show first opened”.

The cast of the production is led by Jon Robyns in the role of Jean Valjean. Robyns’ theatre credits include Hamilton, where he played the role of King George III and Avenue Q, where he created the roles of Princeton and Rod. The actor has also played the roles of Marius and Enjolras in the Queen’s Theatre production of Les Misérables.

Bradley Jaden, who recently performed as Enjolras in the concent of Les Misérables at the Gielgud Theatre plays Javert whilst Gerard Carey plays the role of Thénardier.

Carrie Hope Fletcher, whose first-ever West End credit is Les Misérables, returns to the show as Fantine, Shan Ako plays Eponine, Harry Apps plays Marius, Josefina Gabrielle plays Madame Thénardier, Ashley Gilmour plays Enjolras and Lily Kerhoas plays Cosette.

Rachel Ann Go, who currently plays Eliza Hamilton in Hamilton, is set to take on the role of Fantine from 2 March 2020 until 18 April 2020 and then again from 27 July onwards.

The cast also includes Kelly Agbowu, Ciarán Bowling, Richard Carson, Rodney Earl Clarke, Matthew Dale, Matt Dempsey, Harry Dunnett, Jessie Hart, Cellen Chugg Jones, Jessica Joslin, Sarah Lark, Georgie Lovatt, Ellie Ann Lowe, Luke McCall, Leo Miles, Claire O’Leary, Shane O’Riordan, Kathy Peacock, Sam Peggs, Mark Pearce, Emma Warren, Sake Wijers, Mared Williams and Samuel Wyn-Morris.  

Les Misérables is the world’s longest-running musical, now in its 35th year in London. Its celebrated score includes the songs, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing?, One Day More, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Master Of The House and many more.

Tickets to see Les Misérables at the newly refurbished Sondheim Theatre are available now through

Photos by Johan Persson