After once again being forced to close its doors when the capital entered "tier three", the producers of the sell-out run of Les Miserables - The Staged Concert have now provided an update in light of the government's latest lockdown announcement.
"Following the latest Government announcement", the show stated in a public message to followers, "performances of Les Misérables – The Staged Concert have regrettably been cancelled up to and including 14 February 2021. There is nothing you need to do at the moment. Delfont Mackintosh will be in touch via email with further details regarding your booking options. Thank you for your ongoing patience and support."
The production at the Sondheim Theatre ran for just a handful of performances before the new draconian tier rules were announced. The all star cast is led by Michael Ball as 'Javert', with Alfie Boe taking the role of 'Jean Valjean'. Other star names who appear in the show include Matt Lucas as 'Thénardier', Carrie Hope Fletcher as 'Fantine', Bradley Jaden as 'Enjolras', Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thénardier', Shan Ako as 'Éponine', Amara Okereke as 'Cosette' and Rob Houchen as 'Marius'. John Owen-Jones also plays the role of 'Jean Valjean' for selected performances.
Les Miserables was written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo. The show features a musical score from Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Jean-Marc Natel and Alain Boublil with additional material by James Fenton and adaptation by John Caird and Trevor Nunn.