Southampton’s Mayflower confirms Les Misérables dates for 2022
The cast will include Dean Chisnall as Jean Valjean, Nic Greenshields as Javert and Katie Hall as Fantine with full casting to be announced soon.
Spokesman Robin Hancox said: “Since Cameron Mackintosh first conceived this new production of “Les Misérables” in 2009 to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary it has taken the world by storm. Originally touring the UK throughout 2009/10, concluding with a season at the Barbican, it has also played across the globe including Broadway where the Huffington Post proclaimed this new production, “Sizzles for the 21st Century” and the New York Times called it, “Thrilling, Spectacular and Unforgettable”. This production opened triumphantly in the West End at the Sondheim Theatre in January 2020 to critical acclaim, and it will reopen there in September 2021 following a limited run of The Staged Concert. It will also open in Tokyo in May 2021 and will commence another tour of North America in Autumn 2022. It has firmly been embraced by modern audiences everywhere as a Les Mis for the 21st century. The tour of this production has sold out in record breaking time in each venue it has played since opening in 2018.
“This production inspired the hugely successful movie version starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne. This brilliant new staging has scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, and has to date already been seen in North America, Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and Broadway.
“Boublil and Schönberg’s magnificent score of “Les Misérables” includes the songs, “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Stars”, “Bring Him Home”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, “One Day More”, “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”, “Master Of The House” and many more. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, “Les Misérables” is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.”
Cameron Mackintosh’s production of “Les Misérables” is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The original “Les Misérables” orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker. The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt, projections by Fifty-Nine Productions and music supervision by Stephen Brooker and Graham Hurman.
Tickets for Les Misérables (Tue 8 – Sat 26 March 2022) are on sale at mayflower.org.uk or 02380 711811 from Thursday, May 6 2021.
Dean Chisnall (Jean Valjean) most recently played the role of ‘Jean Valjean’ in the tour of “Les Misérables”. Prior to this, he completed a highly successful run in the musical at the Queen’s Theatre, making him the final actor to perform the role in the original production. His other recent theatre credits include the UK tour of “Blood Brothers” “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ The Musical” at the Menier Chocolate Factory; “Working” at the Southwark Playhouse; “Shrek” at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and UK tour; “Love Never Dies” at the Adelphi Theatre; “La Cage Aux Folles” at the Playhouse Theatre and “Never Forget” at the Savoy Theatre.
Nic Greenshields (Javert) has appeared as ‘Javert’ in this production of “Les Misérables” since the tour opened in 2018. He recently appeared in “Young Frankenstein” at the Garrick Theatre. His many other West End credits include “Les Misérables” at both the Queen’s and Palace Theatres, “The Phantom of the Opera” at Her Majesty’s Theatre, “Billy Elliot” at the Victoria Palace Theatre and “Miss Saigon” at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Katie Hall (Fantine) has played ‘Fantine’ in this production of “Les Misérables” since the tour opened in 2018. Katie’s numerous credits include playing ‘Cosette’ in this production of “Les Misérables” in 2009. She has also played the role at the Queen’s Theatre and in the “25th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables” at The O2 Arena. Her other credits include ‘Christine’ in “The Phantom of the Opera” at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End and on tour, ‘Johanna’ in “Sweeney Todd” at the London Coliseum and ‘Maria’ in the national tour of “West Side Story”.