Crazy to think that the London Production of LES MISERABLES is celebrating its 35th Birthday – despite the extraordinary upheavals and temporary closure.
I’m very proud to have played a part in this epic journey – My very first West End job. In 1987 I joined the second cast (actually many of the original Barbican cast were still there!). After 6 months as Swing, I was given the role of Grantaire, understudying Marius & Enjolras, then after a further 6 months, also played the Factory Foreman.
August 2011 Edinburgh Fringe saw the phenomenDirectal HAMLET! THE MUSICAL win Best Musical on the Fringe, leading to a runs at Northampton Royal Theatre and Richmond Theatre. Featuring a cast of only 6 actors, the show parodies but tells the story of the Danish Prince faithfully! I played Claudius, The Ghost (portrayed as a ‘Vegas Lounge Singer’!) and various woodland creatures in Ophelias mad scene!!
(Music – Alex Silverman Lyrics/Book Timothy Knapman & Edward Jaspers. Directed by Ryan McBride Produced by Eleanor Lloyd)
I am also lucky enough to be currently performing live with WEST END ON SEA at THE WARREN FESTIVAL, BRIGHTON. A ‘covid safe’ space with socially distanced seating – with a group of friends, all top musical theatre actors. Until September 18th 2020.