It has been confirmed that the UK and Ireland tour of Les Misérables will recommence in November 2021, after being postponed due to COVID-19.
Jean Valjean will be played by Dean Chisnell, with Nic Greenshields taking on the role of Javert and Katie Hall playing Fantine. Further casting is yet to be confirmed.
This latest tour of Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s musical originally began in 2018 and was put on hold after the pandemic forced theatres to close their doors.
Les Misérables will reopen at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal on 24 November 2021, and will finish in January 2023 at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. The tour will also visit the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin, The Lowry in Salford, and The Empire in Sunderland.
Other venues included on the tour include the Milton Keynes Theatre, the Theatre Royal in Plymouth, and the Grand Theatre in Leeds.
Les Misérables is also returning to the West End from 29 May, at the Sondheim Theatre in London. Producers of that show have previously stated that they are planning on the basis that social distancing will not be required inside the theatre.
The show is the second high profile production to announce new dates in the past week, after the producers of Six the Musical confirmed that their show will also resume touring later this year.
Tickets for the tour are on sale now.
Words by Charlotte Roszko.
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