Birmingham Hippodrome has announced the return of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed acclaimed Broadway production of Les Misérables.
The musical will be here from Tuesday, April 2 to Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Killian Donnelly who is currently playing the role of Jean Valjean on the West End will continue his role in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour.
He first joined the company of Les Misérables in 2008, going onto play the role of Enjolras from 2009 to 2011.
In 2010, he played the role of Courfeyrac in the 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables at The O2 Arena and also played the role of Combeferre in the multi-award-winning film of the show, released in 2012.
Cameron Mackintosh said, “When I announced the first UK tour of Les Misérables for ten years, I was really delighted that Killian said to me that he would like to continue playing Jean Valjean.
“No stranger to the original production, having played both Enjolras and Valjean with enormous success, his passionate take on the role will be even greater in the thrilling staging of my new production which has proved to be a worldwide success all over again.
“He is the first Irishman to play the role since Colm Wilkinson in the original and I’m delighted that from advance bookings, this new tour looks set to be sold out before we open”.
Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Boublil and Schönberg’s score of Les Misérables includes the songs, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing? and Master Of The House.
Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 45 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is said to be one of the world’s most popular musicals.
For further information on the show and to book tickets, call 0844 338 5000 or visit www.birminghamhippodrome.com