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Les Miserables

By Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.
Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer. Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg.
Original text: Alain Boubil and Jean-Marc Natel. Additional material: James Fenton.

Productions

Barbican Theatre, 1985
Palace Theatre, 1985 - ?

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Barbican Theatre
First performance: 8th October 1985

CharacterPlayed By
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Palace Theatre
First performance: 4th December 1985
Adapted and Directed by Trevor Nunn & John Caird
Designer: John Napier. Lighting: David Hersey.
Costumes: Andreane Neofitou. Musical Staging: Kate Flatt.
Musical supervision and orchestrations: John Cameron.
Musical direction: Martin Koch. Sound: Andrew Bruce/Autograph.

Cast lists
December 1991 (#29)

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December 1991 (#29) programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
Jean ValjeanPeter Karrie
JavertPhilip Quast
Chain GangMichael Cantwell
Chain Gang/Labourer/Young Couple/Montparnasse, Thénardier's Gang
UnderstudyMarius
Glenn Carter
Chain Gang/Sailor/Old Couple/JolyDanny Coll
Chain Gang/Foreman/Travellers/Combeferre
Understudy Javert
Mark Heenehan
Chain Gang/ThénardierBarry James
Chain Gang/Sailor/Other Drinkers/Babet, Thénardier's Gang
Understudy Jean Valjean
Bernard Tagliavini
Chain Gang/Worker/Sailor/Young Man/FeuillyMatthew White
Farmer/Worker/Drinker/CourfeyracMichael McLean
Innkeeper's Wife/Whore/Other Drinkers/Old Beggar WomanEllen Jackson
Innkeeper/Drunk/Pimp/Jean Prouvaire
Understudy Thénardier
Julian Forsyth
The Bishop of Digne/Diners/Unemployed Man/LesglesRex Taylor-Craig
Constable/Travellers/Brujon, Thénardier's GangHalcro Johnston
Constable/Pimp/Fauchelevent/Other Drinkers/Claquesous, Thénardier's GangMatthew Ryan
FantineGrania Renihan
Women Workers/Old Woman/Old Couple
Understudy Madame Thénardier
Norma Atallah
Women Workers/Crone/Other Drinkers/Woman wih BabySally Bentley
Women Workers/Whore/Young GirlsClare Burt
Women Workers/Whore/Diners/Young Prostitute
Understudy Fantine
Paula Simpson
Factory Girl/Whore/Other Drinkers/Mad Beggar
Understudy Eponine
Jacinta Whyte
Whore/EponineLinzi Hateley
Whore/CosetteLisa Hull
Whore/Young Girls
Understudy Cosette
Janet Mooney
Whore/Young CoupleElizabeth Watts
Bamatabois/Other Drinkers/Grantaire
Understudy Enjolras
Michael Cantwell
Little CosetteAlicia DaviesLaura Penta/Stacey Usher
Madame ThénardierGay Soper
Little EponineJoanne Bennett/Natalie Bishopp/Zoey Brand
GavrocheDavid Ayres/Carl Ferguson/Paul Keating/Marc Murphy/Tom Penta
MariusMario Frangoulis
EnjolrasChristopher Howard
StandbyJulie Michaels
StandbyCaroline Tatlow
StandbyTony Whittle
StandbyJohn Dulieu
Orchestra
Under the direction ofDavid White
Flute/PiccoloLois Geldard
Clarinet/Alto SaxophoneRex Ruttley
Oboe/Cor anglaisAdrian Rowlands
HornJohn Winch
HornDavid Laurence
TrumpetTimothy Hawes
TrumpetPeter Cameron
Bass TromboneRobert Hughes
KeyboardsEddie Hession
Assistant Musical Director/SynthesiserColin Pettet
PercussionGlyn Matthews
DrumsPeter Boita
GuitarIan Laws
Bass GuitarBrent Forbes
Violin (leader)Laurie Lewis
ViolinNorman Lederman
Deputy Conductor/ViolinRichard Bureau
ViolinAndrew McFarlane
ViolaDavid Emanuel
ViolaMichael Ponder
CelloPeter Halling
CelloRichard Bridgmont

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