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  • Iconic musical Les Misérables to open at Empire theatre next week

    Henry James

    THE iconic musical Les Misérables is opening at the Liverpool Empire next Wednesday (October 9) and will be at the city venue until Saturday, October 26. 

    Killian Donnelly will play Jean Valjean, Nic Greenshields Javert, Katie Hall as Fantine, Martin Ball as Thénardier, Sophie-Louise Dann as Madame Thénardier, Harry Apps as Marius, Tegan Bannister as Eponine, Will Richardson as Enjolras and Bronwen Hanson as Cosette.

    Killian Donnelly recently played the role of Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Misérables. Prior to his run in Les Misérables, he played the role of Charlie Price in Kinky Boots on Broadway, a role he originated at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End in 2015, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. 

    Nic Greenshields most recently appeared in Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre. His many other West End credits include Les Misérables at both the Queen’s and Palace Theatres, The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre and Miss Saigon at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

    Katie Hall’s numerous credits include playing Cosette in this production of Les Misérables in 2009. She has also played the role at the Queen’s Theatre and in the 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables at The O2 Arena. Her other credits include Christine in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End and on tour, Johanna in Sweeney Todd at the London Coliseum and Maria in the national tour of West Side Story.

    Martin Ball has previously appeared as Thénardier in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre. His other West End credits include Monsieur André in The Phantom of the Opera, Harry in Mamma Mia! and the original cast of Wicked. 

    Sophie-Louise Dann’s many West End credits include Celia in The Girls at the Phoenix Theatre (Olivier Award nomination), Barbara Castle in Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre, Jolson at the Victoria Palace Theatre and Diana Divane in Lend Me a Tenor at the Gielgud Theatre, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award.

    Harry Apps makes his professional debut as Marius having successfully auditioned at the recent open auditions for the show.

    Tegan Bannister’s West End credits include Young Nala in The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre and Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre.

    Will Richardson has appeared as Rum Tum Tugger in Cats and Rolf in The Sound of Music, both on international tour. 

    Bronwen Hanson has appeared in Broken Wings at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. While training her credits include Sally Bowles in Cabaret.

    Since Cameron Mackintosh first conceived this new production of Les Misérables in 2009 to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary it has taken the world by storm. 

    This production inspired the hugely successful movie version starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne. 

    Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Boublil and Schönberg’s score of Les Misérables includes the songs: I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing?, One Day More, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Master Of The House and many more. 


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