Adam Monley stars as Javert in Les Misérables



Adam Monley will now officially assume the role of 'Javert' from 22 December through 28 January 2016 in Cameron Mackintosh's revival of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical Les Misérables at the Imperial Theatre.

Earl Carpenter, who was officially playing the role, is still recovering from a neck injury and will not be returning so "that he can undergo a small procedure to ensure a full recovery."

Tony nominee Will Swenson had previously replaced Carpenter at certain performances since 18 November 2015, and the previously announced Hayden Tee is still due to step into the role from 29 January 2016.

Monley is an original cast member of the production, where he originally starred as 'Bishop of Digne' and has performed the role of Javert numerous times.

The current principal cast also includes Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Montego Glover (Fantine), Brennyn Lark (Eponine), Chris McCarrell (Marius), Alex Finke (Cosette), Gavin Lee (Thenardier), Rachel Izen (Mme Thenardier), and Wallace Smith (Enjolras).

Les Misérables opened at the Imperial Theatre on 23 March 2014, following previews from 1 March 2014, and is currently taking bookings to 27 March 2016.

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The score includes the classic 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.

Les Misérables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, original adaption by Trevor Nunn and John Caird and additional material by James Fenton.

This newly re-imagined production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

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