Les Misérables new cast preview at London’s Sondheim Theatre

MarkMeets theatre critic Stevi Flavio reviews the current and upcoming productions of the iconic musical Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre in London.

The current production stars Dean Chisnall as Jean Valjean, David Thaxton as Javert, Ava Brennan as Fantine, Robert Tripolino as Marius, Nathania Ong as Éponine, Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette, Gerard Carey as Thénardier, Josefina Gabrielle as Madame Thénardier, and Jordan Shaw as Enjolras. The ensemble cast includes many talented performers, including Hazel Baldwin, Brad Barnley, Will Barratt, Cameron Burt, Natalie Chua, and Matthew Dale.

Starting from March 27, the new cast will feature Josh Piterman as Jean Valjean, Stewart Clarke as Javert, Lucie Jones as Fantine, Claire Machin as Madame Thénardier, and Harry Chandler as Enjolras, joining Gerard Carey as Thénardier, Robert Tripolino as Marius, Nathania Ong as Éponine, and Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette. MarkMeets praises the new production, which has replaced the revolving stage with a modernized and fresh look, full of French ambiance and life, with scenic video backdrops and more colorful and vibrant costumes. MarkMeets notes the magnificent iconic score of the musical, with classic songs such as I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, and Do You Hear the People Sing?, among others, which have become anthems of revolution and freedom.

MarkMeets.com particularly praises the performance of the cast, including Luke McCall’s great debut as Alternate ‘Jean Valjean’ and Bradley Jaden’s polished and on-point performance as ‘Javert.’ Carrie Hope Fletcher, a veteran of the show, delivers a remarkable performance as ‘Fantine,’ while Shan Ako shines as ‘Eponine.’ Ian Hughes and Josefina Gabrielle’s comic roles as ‘Thenardiers’ add a touch of humor to the show, and Harry Apps and Lily Kerhoas deliver perfectly cast performances as ‘Marius’ and ‘Cosette,’ respectively.

MarkMeets PR concludes that this new production of Les Miserables is a must-see, with a phenomenal set design, a talented cast, and a fresh and modern look that breathes new life into the iconic musical. The show has been running for over thirty years, and this new production could ensure its longevity for many more years to come.

REVIEW ★★★★★

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