Les Misérables Cast Announcement

10-14 October 2024

Cameron Mackintosh, in association with Nick Grace Management, is delighted to announce that Alfie Boe and Killian Donnelly will share the role of Jean Valjean and Michael Ball and Bradley Jaden will share the role of Javert across the shows at Utilita Arena Sheffield.

Utilita Arena Sheffield proudly hosts the highly anticipated World Tour premiere of LES MISÉRABLES THE ARENA SPECTACULAR from 10-14 October 2024. The tour opens with strictly limited UK dates, featuring 6 shows at the Utilita Arena Sheffield, the very same venue that Les Misérables played 35 performances in back in 1999 – the longest-ever running touring show engagement in the arena's history.

As the beloved musical phenomenon enters its 40th revolutionary year in London, this spectacular production will have an extraordinary new design specifically created for larger venues with a cast and orchestra of over 65.

Leading the cast, multi-platinum selling recording artist Alfie Boe OBE and acclaimed actor Killian Donnelly will share the iconic role of Jean Valjean, while the role of the relentless Javert will be portrayed by the incomparable Michael Ball and the talented Bradley Jaden in the UK.

Victor Hugo’s classic tale is an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. With a magnificent score of iconic songs including, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, One Day More and more, this epic and uplifting story is undisputedly one of the world’s favourite musicals.

Cameron Mackintosh said: “The spectacular world arena tour of the Les Misérables concert has been a dream of mine for many years. With Les Mis' 40th phenomenal year starting this October, there couldn't be a better time for it to happen.

“A dream concert deserves a dream cast and I couldn't be more thrilled to announce that the first UK leg of the tour, which opens in Belfast in September and is already more than two thirds sold out, will star Alfie Boe or Killian Donnelly as Jean Valjean and Michael Ball or Bradley Jaden as Javert, heading a cast and orchestra of over 65. Many other favourite Les Misérables performers, chosen from all over the world, will be announced in a few weeks’ time. After the UK, the world tour will play many cities across Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Korea, Japan and several other Asian cities before it returns to Europe and beyond. With the Les Misérables movie now being re-released in cinemas across the world in its completely remixed digital glory, sounding and looking better than ever, and with the London and North American productions still regularly breaking attendance records, Les Misérables is a true phenomenon – The People’s Musical – and the only musical ever to be simultaneously a hit on stage, screen and in concert arenas. Boublil and Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer and I owe our inspiration to the genius of Victor Hugo's masterpiece.”

The critically acclaimed production of Les Misérables continues to play at the Sondheim Theatre, where it will soon be celebrating its 39th revolutionary year, and several other local language productions around the world.

Les Misérables The Arena Spectacular will be performed in the venues intimate theatre style setting with tickets for all 6 shows at the Utilita Arena Sheffield, Thursday, 10 until Sunday, 13 October 2024, are on sale now!