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Wednesday, May 21

David Thaxton joins cast for Les Miserables from 16th June

There will be major cast changes in  Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre from 16th June.

Joining the company are: Peter Lockyer/Jean Valjean: David Thaxton/Javert: Tom Edden /Thénardier: Celinde Schoenmaker/Fantine: Michael Colbourne/Enjolras and Emilie Fleming as Cosette.

Rob Houchen will continue as Marius, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Eponine and Wendy Ferguson as Madame Thénardier.

Peter Lockyer recently completed a year and a half run as Jean Valjean in the sold-out North American 25th Anniversary Tour of “Les Misérables”.  He has also appeared as ‘Chris’ in “Miss Saigon” on Broadway and in the first National tour and as ‘Marius’ in the 10th Anniversary production of “Les Misérables” on Broadway.

David Thaxton recently played ‘Giorgio’ in “Passion” at the Donmar Warehouse for which he won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Previously he has appeared as ‘Enjolras’ in “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre and ‘Raoul’ in “Love Never Dies” at the Adelphi Theatre. Tom Edden appeared in “One Man, Two Guvnors” on Broadway, earning him a Tony Award Nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in 2011. He most recently played ‘Fagin’ in “Oliver!” at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

Celinde Schoenmaker returns as Fantine  after making her West End debut in in 2013. She most recently played ‘Jenny’ in “Love Story” on tour in Holland.

Michael Colbourne most recently played ‘Young Buddy’ in “Follies” at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. He makes his West-End debut in the role.

Emilie Fleming was a finalist in BBC One’s “Over the Rainbow”. Her credits include “Oliver!” at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.  She also took part in the “Les Misérables” 20th Anniversary performance schools finale at the Queen’s Theatre.

The full company from 16th June 2014 will be: Jeremy Batt; Ethan Bradshaw; Melanie Bright; Dougie Carter; Michael Colbourne; Jade Davies; Lee Dillon-Stuart; Tamsin Dowsett; Tom Edden; Christian Edwards; Wendy Ferguson; Emilie Fleming; Carrie Hope Fletcher; James Gant; Carolina Gregory; Rob Houchen; Bradley Jaden; Emma Kingston; Sarah Lark; Jordan Lee Davies; Adam Linstead; Peter Lockyer; Joanna Loxton; Claire Parrish; Adam Pearce; Jonny Purchase; Michael Riseley; Celinde Schoenmaker; Simon Shorten; Ashley Stillburn; Jessamy Stoddart; David Thaxton and Helen Walsh.

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