The acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical LES MISÉRABLES will open at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in March 2015.
This much-loved blockbuster musical is indisputably one of the most popular musicals of all time and has been seen by more than 65 million people and received more than 100 major awards.
With glorious new staging and dazzling reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this new record-breaking production features classic songs including I DREAMED A DREAM, BRING HIM HOME, ONE DAY MORE, DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? and ON MY OWN.
Playing the iconic role of Jean Valjean is established actor and musical theatre star Simon Gleeson. Simon has worked extensively in theatre, film and television in Australia and the UK, including performing in London’s prestigious West End. Simon has been nominated for two Helpmann Awards for Mamma Mia! and Love Never Dies, a Sydney Theatre Award for Love Never Dies and most recently a Green Room Award for Chess.
“I’m so thrilled to be playing Valjean in the new Australian production of LES MISÉRABLES,” Simon said. “With arguably the most breathtaking score in musical theatre history, LES MISÉRABLES transformed musical theatre when it first opened. The show remains iconic and relevant today because it deals with themes of love, courage, the human spirit and the difficult choices we make which define who we are and what we stand for.”
NIDA-trained Hayden Tee is playing Valjean’s lifelong antagonist Javert. Hayden has appeared in many musical theatre and opera productions around the world, including Being Earnest, My Fair Lady and in 2005 he played Marius in the 20th anniversary West End production of LES MISÉRABLES.
Starring as Fantine is Patrice Tipoki. Known to Australian audiences from lead roles in The Lion King and Wicked, Patrice has been preparing for the role of Fantine since she was a little girl. Hailing from a musical family, she first saw LES MISÉRABLES in Brisbane at the age of 6 and ever since would perform songs from the show for anyone who would listen.
Playing Madame Thénardier is Lara Mulcahy. Lara has appeared in countless stage, TV and film productions including three Baz Luhrmann films, Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby. Lara won a Green Room Award for her performance in Mamma Mia!
Joining Lara in the role of the villainous Monsieur Thénardier is Australian theatre and cabaret favourite, Trevor Ashley. Co-writer and star of the recent stage hit, Little Orphan Trashley, Trevor has appeared in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical, Hairspray: The Musical and Jerry Springer: The Opera.
Making her professional debut, WAAPA 2012 graduate Kerrie Anne Greenland will play Eponine with fellow graduate Emily Langridge cast in the beloved role of Cosette. Emily was recently seen in The Production Company’s Gypsy.
Chris Durling is excited to be playing Enjolras, the passionate student leader of the revolution. Chris has recently performed in the Australian and New Zealand productions of Jersey Boys, Grease, as well be a member of the popular children’s group The Crocmen with Bindi Irwin.
Playing the love struck revolutionary Marius is Helpmann Award nominated performer Euan Doidge. Euan has appeared in recent productions of Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line and Grease.
Twenty-four of Australia’s finest talents join the LES MISÉRABLES ensemble, with the child roles of Little Cosette, Young Eponine, and Gavroche being shared by 12 talented children making their professional debut in this spectacular production.
The Sydney season of Les Mis starts at the Capitol Theatre on the 19th March.
TICKETS: From $60
Official Website- http://www.lesmis.com