Jeremy Secombe in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre
Casting Changes Emerge for the Long Running Musical in London’s West End
The long-running Les Misérables find itself back in the spotlight this month. The popular show announces new cast members set to step into some of the iconic roles like Inspector Javert.
Jeremy Secombe is amongst them, set to play Javert from June, and he is joined by other newcomers like Phil Daniels, Rachelle Ann Go, Katy Secombe and Zoë Doano. They join a wealth of well known names that have stepped into the famous parts over the years.
Les Misérables is the classic story penned by Victor Hugo, which tells of the struggles of many characters in the France of the early 19th century. Amongst them is Jean Valjean, the former convict released from prison and struggling to find his way in society – a fact made worse when he is accused of stealing silver. We witness a cat-and-mouse tale between him and the ruthless Inspector Javert over many years in this epic struggle in a bygone era, whilst an array of well known musical numbers are also performed.
Jeremy Secomb heads to the Queen’s Theatre to star in the production having previously taken to many of the stages of the West End. His credits include numerous understudy roles in Lend Me A Tenor The Musical at the Gielgud Theatre and Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Palace Theatre. Meanwhile, he has also appeared in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Evita at the Adelphi Theatre and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on tour, to name but a few.
Les Misérables turns 30 this year as it opened in the capital back in late 1985. It celebrated its 25th anniversary with a big show at the O2 in Greenwich and continues to find fans decades into its run. It is one year ahead of The Phantom Of The Opera, which hits the same milestone next year as it continues to run at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
The new cast members join Les Misérables from Monday 15th June 2015. The show is booking at the Queen’s Theatre until Saturday 26th March 2016.