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   Features  >  LATEST LONDON NEWS

 
LES MISERABLES
at Queen's Theatre

OUT OF THE PAST
By JOHN NATHAN
Published May 19 2008

  Nancy Sullivan from Les Miserables

The London production of Les Miserables has announced a cast change with Nancy Sullivan taking on the role of grown-up Eponine and Leanne Dobinson playing Cosette.

Both Sullivan and Dobinson, who has appeared in Les Mis as young Eponine, have featured in television casting shows - Sullivan in I'd Do Anything the BBC's search for a new Nancy in Oliver, and Dobinson in How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria where she made the last ten to be cast as the lead in The Sound of Music.

Meanwhile the creative team of Les Mis will be bracing themselves for critical reaction to their latest offering Marguerite which receives its world premier at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket on May 20.

This time however Claude -Michel Schonberg, Alain Boubill and lyricist Herbert Kretzmer Herbert have been joined by the three-times Oscar-winning composer Michel Legrand, with Schonberg changing roles from composer to co-book writer alongside Boublil and director Jonathan Kent.

Marguerite is based on Alexandre Dumas's classic 19th century novel La Dames aux Camelias, with the setting and period being updated to occupied Paris during the Second World War.

The show stars Julian Ovenden, Alexander Henson and Ruthie Henshall who plays the title role. Marguerite is the second musical with an original score to make its world premiere in the West End within a month.

But producer and Royal Haymarket Company chairman Arnold Crook will be hoping for a better critical reception than that which greeted the poorly received Gone With the Wind.

For more on Marguerite call (0)870 4000 626



 


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