The staged concert of Les Miserables has today announced a further extension. The show will now run at the Sondheim Theatre until February 28th 2021.
Additional dates have been added to help accomodate customers who are affected by the Governments latest guidelines forcing theatres to further reduce their seating capacity to a maximum if 50%. This meant Les Miserables had to move from a planned capacity of 757 seats per performance to a new capacity of under 600. It is also another chance for customers who missed out on tickets to see the show in these new dates.
Before public booking opens for the new performances at 10am on Friday 4th December 2020, priority booking will be given to those customers who need to be re-seated.
Strict Covid safety measures and social distancing will be followed front of house, on stage, backstage and throughout the building. In preparation for the opening Cameron Mackintosh has connected the Sondheim with his other theatre next door, the Gielgud, in order for the production to utilise backstage facilities and dressing rooms, doubling the backstage space to ensure the maximum safety of the performers and the staff.
The full cast has been revealed and comprises Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine, Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Rob Houchen as Marius, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras, Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier, Shan Ako as Éponine, Amara Okereke as Cosette and at certain performances John Owen-Jones will again play the role of Jean Valjean.
The Company also includes Kelly Agbowu, Joseph Anthony, Harry Apps, Charlie Burn, Gerard Carey, Earl Carpenter, Richard Carson, Danny Colligan, Rodney Earl Clarke, Matthew Dale, Matt Dempsey, Josefina Gabrielle, Nic Greenshields, Jessie Hart, Holly-Anne Hull, Ebony Jonelle, Connor Jones, Jessica Joslin, Luke McCall, Frances Mayli McCann, Leo Miles, Corrine Priest, Aaron Pryce-Lewis, Jon Robyns, Grainne Renihan and Samuel Wyn-Morris.
For the new performances the majority of the Company will be able to continue, however the four principals - Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas - will only be able to play a limited number of these dates due to previous commitments. John Owen-Jones continues to play the role of Jean Valjean at certain performances and Shan Ako and Amara Okereke continue to play the roles of Eponine and Cosette respectively.
The show is still planning to open on time as expected with the first performance kicking off this Saturday 5th December.