All-star Les Misérables concert production to run this Christmas in the West End

It was announced tonight on Britain’s Got Talent that the concert production of Les Misérables will be performed across the Christmas period from 5 December at the Sondheim Theatre.

Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Michael Ball made the announcement after a performance of songs from Mary Poppins, Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables

Starring Michael Ball, Matt Lucas, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Amara Okereke, Shan Ako, Rob Houchen, Bradley Jaden and more, the piece will have a company of over 50, according to reports. John Owen-Jones will also perform for some nights in the six-week season.

Until lockdowns began, Les Misérables was running at the venue, starring Jon Robyns, Rachelle Ann Go, Bradley Jaden, Shan Ako, and Lily Kerhoas. The show is penned 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 with additional material by James Fenton and adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

The concert production was last seen in the West End last year, when it played for four months while the Sondheim Theatre was being renovated.

Further details and on-sale dates are to be revealed.