Miss Saigon Star Rachelle Ann Go Set for London’s Les Miz

first_img View Comments Rachelle Ann Go had a movie in her mind in Miss Saigon and now she’ll dream a dream as Fantine in London’s Les Miserables! Also joining Go in the West End company from June 15 will be Jeremy Secomb as Javert, Phil Daniels as Thénardier, Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier and Zoë Doano as Cosette.Go has just finished playing the role of Gigi in the London revival of Miss Saigon. She is a well-known TV star in her native country, the Philippines, having won the Search for a Star contest, and is a double-platinum recording artist. Jeremy Secomb’s theater appearances include Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera and Lend Me A Tenor. Daniel’s resume includes Quadrophenia and Scum. Katy Secombe returns to the role of Madame Thénardier having last played the part in 2012 opposite Matt Lucas. Doano’s credits include Sweeney Todd and Sweet Smell of Success.Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985.The story begins in 1815 as Jean Valjean, a man condemned to 19 years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread, finds only hatred and suspicion when he is released on parole and breaks free, yearning for a new life. Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil’s score contains the signature numbers “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” and “One Day More.”Peter Lockyer will continue to star as Jean Valjean, with Rob Houchen as Marius and Carrie Hope Fletcher as Eponine. Bradley Jaden, who is currently in the ensemble, will play Enjolras.last_img

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