Current cast (from 13th June 2016)
Simon Gleeson - Jean Valjean (Principal)
Jeremy Secombe - Javert (Principal)
Lucy O'Byrne - Fantine (Principal)
Katy Secombe - Mme Thenardier (Principal)
David Langham - Thenardier (Principal)
Paul Wilkins - Marius (Principal)
Hollie O'Donoghue - Eponine (Principal)
Charlotte Kennedy - Cosette (Principal)
Chris Cowley - Enjolras (Principal)
Thomas Aldridge - Grantaire (Ensemble)
Adam Bayjou - Claquesous (Ensemble)
Adam Bayjou - Factory Foreman (Ensemble)
Oliver Brenin - Swing (Ensemble)
Lucyelle Cliffe - Madame (Ensemble)
Andy Conaghan - Babet (Ensemble)
Andy Conaghan - Bishop (Ensemble)
Vinny Coyle - Swing (Ensemble)
Tamsin Dowsett - Bag woman (Ensemble)
Tamsin Dowsett - Old woman (Ensemble)
Aimee Fisher - Crone (Ensemble)
Antony Hansen - Montparnasse (Ensemble)
Steffan Harri - Combeferre (Ensemble)
Holly-Anne Hull - Whore/Urchin (Ensemble)
Will Jennings - Courfeyrac (Ensemble)
Josie Kemp - Whore/Urchin (Ensemble)
Joanna Loxton - Swing (Ensemble)
Simon Lynch - Joly (Ensemble)
Kayleigh McKnight - Factory Girl (Ensemble)
Felix Mosse - Prouvaire (Ensemble)
Adam Pearce - Bamatabois (Ensemble)
Adam Pearce - Brujon (Ensemble)
Jonny Purchase - Feuilly (Ensemble)
Sophie Reeves - Madeleine (Ensemble)
Lauren Soley - Whore/Urchin (Ensemble)
Samantha Thomas - Swing (Ensemble)
Lee Van Geleen - Lesgles (Ensemble)
Danny Whitehead - Swing (Ensemble)
Louie Green - Gavroche (Child role)
Ben Perkins - Gavroche (Child role)
Max Reader - Gavroche (Child role)
Isadora Dyer - Little Cosette (Child role)
Daisy Morley Fletcher - Little Cosette (Child role)
Eliz Hassan - Little Cosette (Child role)
Sienna Bromley - Young Eponine (Child role)
Alexandra Hopkins - Young Eponine (Child role)
Mia Wilks - Young Eponine (Child role)
Current cast understudies
Jean Valjean (1st cover) - Adam Bayjou
Jean Valjean (2nd cover) - Oliver Brenin
Jean Valjean (3rd cover) - Antony Hansen
Factory Foreman (1st cover) - Lee Van Geleen
Javert (1st cover) - Adam Pearce
Javert (2nd cover) - Lee Van Geleen
Fantine (1st cover) - Sophie Reeves
Fantine (2nd cover) - Aimee Fisher
Mme Thenardier (1st cover) - Tamsin Dowsett
Mme Thenardier (2nd cover) - Lucyelle Cliffe
Grantaire (1st cover) - Andy Conaghan
Thenardier (1st cover) - Adam Pearce
Thenardier (2nd cover) - Thomas Aldridge
Marius (1st cover) - Felix Mosse
Marius (2nd cover) - Simon Lynch
Eponine (1st cover) - Lauren Soley
Eponine (2nd cover) - Josie Kemp
Cosette (1st cover) - Holly-Anne Hull
Cosette (2nd cover) - Samantha Thomas
Enjolras (1st cover) - Jonny Purchase
Enjolras (2nd cover) - Steffan Harri
I love this musical! (Written by "Mae (Guest)", 19th Nov 2007)
We saw the "covertastic" matinee on Saturday. There were second covers on for Valjean, Marius and Cosette in the form of Simon Shorten, Scott Garnham and Helen Owen, and they were all fantastic. We also had Spike Grimsey on as Thenardier. There were 10 people off in all so everyone was working really hard to make sure all the parts were covered. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was our first time seeing the new cast and we were really impressed with some of them, especially James Smoker as Montparnasse. Simon Shorten was once again amazing as Valjean. Special mentions for Bring Him Home and the Epilogue which were unbelievably brilliant. Some of his facial expressions at the end were just heart breaking! We didn't realise until after the show that it was Scott's first ever performance as Marius! The nerves were slightly evident in a couple of places but you never would have known that he hadn't done it before, he was fabulous. He is the first Marius since Gary Watson to sing "Oh god it's everywhere" really softly in A Little Fall Of Rain, and it was really beautiful. Spike's Thenardier was one of the best we've seen since Chris Vincent. He had the right amount of humour and cunning, and worked really well with Lorraine. All in all yet another fantastic show. Missed a few old faces but the new cast seem to have settled in well. (Written by "K & K (Guest)", 6th Sep 2010)
I have seen Les Mis 21 times - It is simply inspirational and a unique and moving experience every time.The music resonates with your heart and the words powerful. Everyone should see this at least twice as you will not notice all the complexities the first time around. (Written by "Sian Shaw (Guest)", 23rd Mar 2013)
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1st Dec 2016: New principals from 5th December (JVJ, Fantine and Eponine) and 12th December (Marius and Cosette) and 9th January (Javert).
23rd Jun 2016: New cast from 11th June. Added complete cast list.
15th Feb 2016: Minor cast change from 15th February.
11th May 2015: New cast starts on 15th June. Added complete cast list.
22nd May 2014: Added complete new cast, which starts on 16th June.
9th May 2014: New cast from 16th June. Includes David Thaxton as Javert and Tom Edden as Thénardier.
22nd Jul 2013: Dan Koek takes over the role of Jean Valjean from 23rd July.
11th Jun 2013: Added complete new cast, which starts on 17th June 2013.
2nd Feb 2013: New Fantine from 14th January: Celinde Schoenmaker. New Marius, Enjolras, Mme Thénardier and Feuilly from 28th January: Jamie Ward, Christopher Jacobsen, Vicky Entwistle and Samuel Edwards.
29th Jun 2012: Added complete new cast, which started on 18th June. Sierra Boggess will join as Fantine on 2nd July.
18th Apr 2012: Earl Carpenter will return as Javert from 8th to 19th May.
9th Mar 2012: Tam Mutu and Danielle Hope take over the roles of Javert and Eponine on 18th June. Further casting to be announced.
3rd Mar 2012: Ramin Karimloo will stay until 31st March, David Shannon will play Jean Valjean from 3rd April to 16th June before Geronimo Rauch will take over the role of Jean Valjean from the cast change on 18th June.
27th Oct 2011: Ramin Karimloo returns to London Les Mis on 29th November, taking over the role of Jean Valjean from Alfie Boe.
7th Sep 2011: Cameron Blakely returns to the role of Thénardier on 12th September.
6th Jul 2011: Updated current cast, which started on 23rd June.
29th Mar 2011: Added some of the performers in the new cast, which starts on 23rd June 2011.
25th Feb 2011: Alfie Boe, Hadley Fraser and Matt Lucas will join the new cast from 23rd June. Other performers in the new cast are not yet confirmed.
22nd Jun 2010: Added complete new cast, which started on 21st June. Missing a few understudies and a few roles.
24th Sep 2009: Simon Bowman, Hans Peter Janssens and Emily Bull will take over the roles of Jean Valjean, Javert and Cosette on 12th October.
16th Sep 2009: Hans Peter Janssens returns as Javert at the Queen's theatre on 12th October 2009.
23rd Jun 2009: Added complete new cast, which started at the Queen's theatre on 22nd June.
1st Jun 2009: Added many performers in the new cast, which starts on 22nd June. Only missing Thénardiers and some ensemble members.
29th May 2008: The complete new cast list is now announced. Thanks to Tanja for helping us with the missing pieces! :-)
23rd May 2008: We can now announce all the new leads, starting on 23rd June. Have also added some of the ensemble.
22nd Apr 2008: Earl Carpenter will play Javert from 23rd June 2008.
11th Apr 2008: Added more performers to the new cast, starting on 23rd June.
31st Mar 2008: Added more performers to the new cast, starting on 23rd June.
6th Mar 2008: Added 3 performers in the new cast, starting on 23rd June.
6th Sep 2007: Drew Sarich will start as Jean Valjean in October.
3rd Jul 2007: Almost complete cast information from 10th April 2000 until now. Missing a few understudies and children performers.