Rachelle Ann Go to play Fantine in Les Miserables
Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new casting for “LES MISÉRABLES” at the Queen’s Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as ‘Thénardier’, Jeremy Secomb as ‘Javert’, Rachelle Ann Go as ‘Fantine’; Katy Secombe as ‘Madame Thénardier’ and Zoë Doano as ‘Cosette.’
Peter Lockyer will continue to star as ‘Jean Valjean’, Rob Houchen as ‘Marius’ and Carrie Hope Fletcher as ‘Eponine’. Bradley Jaden, who is currently in the ensemble, will play ‘Enjolras’.
From 15 June the full company will be: Adam Bayjou; Sanne den Besten; Edd Campbell Bird; Oliver Brenin; David Burnip; Phil Daniels; Jordan Lee Davies; Zoë Doano; Tamsin Dowsett; Carrie Hope Fletcher; Rachelle Ann Go; Katy Hanna; Matthew Harvey; Rob Houchen; Bradley Jaden; Matt Jeans; Charlotte Kennedy; Emma Kingston; Peter Lockyer; Jo Loxton; Luke McCall; Ryan O’Gorman; Jo Parsons; Adam Pearce; Michael Riseley; Jeremy Secomb; Katy Secombe; Courney Stapleton; Jessamy Stoddart; Samantha Thomas; Lee Van Geleen; Helen Walsh and Paul Wilkins.
Phil Daniels rose to fame through his roles in “Quadrophenia” and “Scum”. Other notable TV credits include: “Moonfleet”, “Holding On”, “Outlaws”, “EastEnders”, “Rock & Chips”, “New Tricks” and “Poirot”. His theatre credits include most recently” Knight Of The Burning Pestle” at Shakespeare’s Globe as well as “This House” at the National Theatre and “Anthony & Cleopatra” at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Jeremy Secomb is currently playing the title role in the sold out “Sweeney Todd” at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop. His other theatre credits include: “The Phantom of the Opera” at Her Majesty’s Theatre, “Lend Me A Tenor” at the Gielgud Theatre and “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” at the Palace Theatre.
Rachelle Ann Go has just finished playing the role of ‘Gigi’ in Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of “Miss Saigon” at the Prince Edward Theatre for which she won the Whatsonstage Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. She is a well-known TV star in her native country, the Philippines having won the “Search for a Star” contest. Rachelle is also a double-platinum recording artist.
Katy Secombe returns to the role of ‘Madame Thénardier’ having last played the part in 2012 opposite Matt Lucas. She most recently played the role of Brenda in “I Can’t Sing! The X Factor Musical” at the London Palladium. Previous theatre credits include: “The Lyons” at the Menier Chocolate Factory and ‘Rosie’ in “Mamma Mia!” at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Zoë Doano is currently playing the role of ‘Johanna’ in the sold out “Sweeney Todd” at Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop. Her other theatre credits include: ‘Marianne’ in “The Grand Tour” at the Finborough Theatre; “High Society” UK Tour, “Sweet Smell of Success” at The Arcola Theatre, ‘Frenchy’ in “Grease” in the West End and The Sound of Music UK Tour. Her TV credits include: “Hollyoaks” and “Doctors”.
Prior to joining the West End cast in 2014 Peter Lockyer completed a year and a half run as Jean Valjean in the sold-out North American 25th Anniversary Tour of “Les Misérables”. He has also appeared as ‘Chris’ in “Miss Saigon” on Broadway and in the first National tour and as ‘Marius’ in the 10th Anniversary production of “Les Misérables” on Broadway.
Rob Houchen trained at Guildford School of Acting and after graduating toured Germany with “The 12 Tenors”.
Carrie Hope Fletcher played ‘Young Eponine’ at the Palace Theatre in 2001. Her West End credits include ‘Jemima Potts’ in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” at the London Palladium and ‘Jane Banks’ in “Mary Poppins” at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Bradley Jaden’s theatre credits include: “Ghost”, the original UK tour, “Shrek The Musical” at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, “The 12 Tenors” tour of Europe and Japan and “Peter Pan” at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Peter Lockyer is appearing with the support of UK Equity incorporating the Variety Artistes’ Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity.
Les Miserables is currently booking till 19 December 2015. Click here for tickets
Photo: Rachelle Ann Go