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Final casting announced for Les Misérables -The Staged Concert

Casting news

AS rehearsals begin for Les Misérables -The Staged Concert, Cameron Mackintosh introduces Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas who complete the principal casting as Éponine and Cosette respectively.

They join the previously announced Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine, Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Rob Houchen as Marius, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras, Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier and, for three performances a week, John Owen-Jones as Jean Valjean.

Shan Ako will make her West End Theatre debut in the role of Éponine. As a Brit School graduate, her performance credits include the Pre-MOBO Awards at Cadogan Hall, London Jazz Festival at the Barbican, touring the UK and Europe playing the lead role in Whitney Queen of the Night, as well as being seen on the live finals of The X Factor and the subsequent 2019 X Factor National Arena Tour.

Ako was also the recipientof the Project Aloft Star for emerging artists, run by Starwood Hotel Group and BBC Radio 1.

Lily Kerhoas as Cosette. Photo credit: Seamus Ryan.

Lily Kerhoas, who is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music, will make her West End stage debut as Cosette. Having begun her professional career in New York in the Barely Legal Extravaganza Concert with composers Sam Carner and Dereck Gregor, Kerhoas has performed internationally in shows including and Hello Girls! as well as in concert with American composers including Joel B. New, Peter Mills, Jill Santoriello, Elaine Pechacek and John Bucchino.

During her time at the Royal Academy of Music, Kerhoas’ performance credits include Merrily We Roll Along, Hello Again and The Wild Party.

The Company of Les Misérables -The Staged Concert also includes Rosanna Bates, Adam Bayjou, Ciarán Bowling, Simon Bowman, Oliver Brenin, Earl Carpenter, Vinny Coyle, Samantha Dorsey, Tamsin Dowsett, Nicola Espallardo, Celia Graham, Barnaby Hughes, Holly-Anne Hull, Oliver Jackson, Christopher Jacobsen, Gavin James, Will Jennings, Ciaran Joyce, Katie Kerr, Sarah Lark, Joanna Loxton, Craig Mather, Stephen Matthews, James Nicholson, Rosa O’Reilly, Claire Parrish, Sophie Reeves, Grainne Renihan, Leo Roberts, Raymond Walsh, Gemma Wardle and Andrew York.

Les Misérables -The Staged Concert runs at the Gielgud Theatre from August 10 to November 30, 2019.

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Image: Lily Kerhoas as Cosette. Photo credit: Seamus Ryan.