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Les Miserables - Danielle Hope joins cast

Danielle Hope

Casting news

ON JUNE 18, 2012, Danielle Hope, who won the coveted role of Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s revival of The Wizard of Oz, will join the cast of Les Miserables, which is currently booking at the Queen’s Theatre until October 27, 2012.

Hope, who will play Eponine, will be joined by Tam Mutu as Javert and the previously announced Geronimo Rauch as Jean Valjean.

Hope made her professional debut in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium after winning the BBC’s search for Dorothy in Over the Rainbow.

Mutu’s theatre credits include Faustus (Headlong Theatre Company); The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Anything Goes and South Pacific (National Theatre); Orange Peel (Royal Court); East (Leicester Haymarket); Romeo and Juliet and King Lear (Royal Shakespeare Company); As You Like it, Romeo and Juliet and Oh What a Lovely War (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Les Miserables (Palace Theatre) as replacement Javert.

He was seen most recently as The Phantom in Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre).

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Miserables is set in 19th-century France and finds paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeking redemption. The award-winning score includes the songs On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, One Day More and Do You Hear The People Sing?

Les Miserables premiered in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985 and in December that same year, transferred to the Palace Theatre. It moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on April 3, 2004.

It has been seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages.