Wendy Ferguson in Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre
Actress Joins the West End Production Alongside Carrie Hope Fletcher and Na-Young Jeon, Among Others
The capital’s longest running musical lands in the spotlight this week as a major cast overhaul is announced, with Wendy Ferguson among those set to take on a lead role in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre.
Also joining the show is Carrie Hope Fletcher, who originally appeared in the musical as a youngster in the role of Young Eponine in 2001 when the show was running at the Palace Theatre. She will portray the grown up version of the character this time around.
Na-Young Jeon also joins the cast alongside Rob Houchen and Anton Zetterholm, whilst Geronimo Rauch, Cameron Blakely, Samantha Dorsey and Tam Mutu remain in their respective roles.
Les Misérables is, of course, the famous musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo, which focuses on an epic cat and mouse story over many decades. We meet Jean Valjean as he is released from a prison hulk and attempts to rejoin society, only to be shunned by the local community. Though a priest gives him an alibi when he is caught stealing silver, the determined Inspector Javert is not convinced and is set on returning him behind bars in what becomes a decades-long struggle.
Wendy Ferguson is an actress who has appeared in numerous west end shows, most notably in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre and Oliver The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. She has also appeared in numerous classical concerts over the years and this has ensured her regular appearances in prestigious venues such as the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall.
Carrie Hope Fletcher, who takes on the role of Eponine, will be making her West End debut as an adult with the part. As well as her early appearance as the Young Eponine in the show in 2001 she has also appeared in the likes of Mary Poppins. So despite this being her adult debut, she has plenty of experience to bring to the role when she begins on Monday 17th June 2013.
Les Miserables continues at its home of the Queen’s Theatre and is currently taking bookings to Saturday 26th April 2014.