Cameron Mackintosh's U.K. and Ireland tour of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Misérables will welcome new cast members Siobhan O’Driscoll and Lauren Drew.
O’Driscoll, seen in the U.K. tour and New Zealand production of American Idiot, will step into the role of Éponine beginning August 31 at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Drew, most recently part of the Regent's Open Air Theatre production of Legally Blonde, will be Fantine starting November 2 at the Sunderland Empire.
O’Driscoll and Drew will join Dean Chisnall as Jean Valjean, Nic Greenshields as Javert, Ian Hughes as Thénardier, Will Callan as Marius, Helen Walsh as Madame Thénardier, Samuel Wyn-Morris as Enjolras, and Paige Blankson as Cosette.
The ensemble features George Arvidson, Aidan Banyard, Will Barratt, Adam Boardman, Rebecca Bolton, Emily Olive Boyd, Olivia Brereton, Harry Chandler, Rebecca Ferrin, Aimee Good, Steven Hall, Jenna Innes, Tessa Kadler, Damian Kneale, Caleb Lagayan, Abel Law, Joseph McDonnell, Zabrina Norry, Emily Owens, Jordan Simon Pollard, Jamie Pritchard, Dean Read, Rebecca Ridout, and Rick Zwart.
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables has music by Schönberg, lyrics by Kretzmer and original French text by Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton, and adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.
The production is directed by James Powell and Laurence Connor, designed by Matt Kinley (inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo) with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, projections realized by Finn Ross and Fifty Nine Productions, musical staging by Geoffrey Garratt, and music supervision by Stephen Brooker and Graham Hurman. Orchestrations are by Stephen Metcalfe, Christopher Jahnke, and Stephen Brooker with original orchestrations by John Cameron.