This year comes the 25th birthday of the hit musical Les Miserable. Of course, this birthday certainly will not pass by without a celebration and there is a one off show at the O2 in London scheduled in order to celebrate this achievement.
This one off show is scheduled for the 3rd October 2010 and will include a variety of stars. Some of these stars will include Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas and Little Britain’s Matt Lucas and will be sure to be a hit with the fans of the musical. Of course, this is not the end of the celebration and as well as this one off show there will also 3 productions of the show playing in London this year. These three productions will include the original production that will take place at the Queens Theatre and of course the 25th Anniversary productions that will come to the Barbican Theatre between the 14th September and 2nd October. Barbican Theatre is the show’s original home so it comes as no surprise that the show is set to return there for its 25th birthday celebrations.
The O2 concert that is scheduled for the 3rd October will include a cast of more than 300 musicians and actors. Many of these actors will be from previous productions of Les Miserable’s and other West End and Broadway musicals. There is even set to be a variety of members that starred in the original 1985 production of Les Miserable joining the cast on stage at some point which will no doubt be a pleasure for any true Les Miserable fans to watch.
One of the stars that is joining the production this year includes Nick Jonas, a member of the pop band The Jonas Brothers, who will be taking up the role of Marius when he plays at the Queens Theatre this year. If you want to catch Nick Jonas in this special production of the show then you will need to head down to see the show from the 21st of June. The star will be in the show for 3 weeks after this date. Although Nick Jonas may seem like an unlikely candidate for a West End musical, it seems that he is in fact no stranger to the world of musicals or indeed Les Miserable’s as he has played the roles of Gavroche in the Broadway production for the past nine months.
Whichever way you look at it this is an exciting time for the West End and of course Les Miserable’s. If you are a true fan of the show then this special one off show is certainly not to be missed.
Published: 09/06/2010 12:01:19