News: Alfie Boe, Killian Donnelly, Michael Ball and Bradley Jaden to star in The World Tour of Les Misérables The Arena Spectacular.

February 12, 2024
News: Alfie Boe, Killian Donnelly, Michael Ball and Bradley Jaden to star in The World Tour of Les Misérables The Arena Spectacular.

Les Misérables The Arena Spectacular announced today that Alfie Boe and Killian Donnelly will share the role of Jean Valjean whilst Michael Ball and Bradley Jaden will share the role of Javert in the UK, leading a cast and orchestra of over 65 in the forthcoming World Tour. The Tour opens at the SSE Arena Belfast on the 19th September 2024.

Cameron Mackintosh said today “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.

Multi-platinum selling recording artist, Alfie Boe OBE has established a reputation as one of the most powerful and prestigious UK born voices. The Grammy nominated star has won a Tony Award, multiple Classical Brit Awards, a Silver Clef Award to name but a few. With a multitude of headline tours as a solo artists and tours as part of his duo act with Michael Ball, Alfie Boe is a global phenomenon.

Killian Donnelly has just finished playing Jean Valjean in Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre, having previously played the role to critical acclaim in both the West End production and the sell-out UK and Ireland tour. He has an extensive list of theatre credits from both the West End and Broadway.

Michael Ball is Britain’s leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award-winner, Grammy nominated, multi-platinum recording artists as well as a hugely popular radio and TV presenter. For over 30 years he has been starring in musical theatre productions in the West End and on Broadway. A worldwide sensation with successful tours around the world, Michael Ball also writes, with his first novel released in 2022.

Bradley Jaden recently received rave reviews for his performance in Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre. Bradley Jaden has an impressive list of theatre credits, playing Raoul in Broadway Italia’s brand new production of The Phantom of the Opera, Javert in Les Misérables both at the Sondheim Theatre but also in the final cast at the Queen’s Theatre, along with more West End productions.

The World Tour begins as the stage musical enters its 40th revolutionary year and will run throughout the upcoming 40th anniversary celebrations for the world’s longest running musical in 2025.

Les Misérables The Arena Spectacular will be expanded from the hugely successful Les Misérables The Staged Concert which played for over 200 record-breaking performances in the West End. It will have an extraordinary new design specifically created for arenas (and large theatres) with audiences of between 3,000 and 5,000.  This spectacular production will have a company of over 110 actors, musicians and crew featuring a core cast with a great number of celebrated Les Mis guest stars appearing as their schedules allow.

Nick Grace is one of the World’s leading producers and general managers of international touring productions and in the last 25 years has presented shows in 59 countries worldwide including BATMAN LIVE – World Arena Tour, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular, BLUE MAN GROUP World Tour and the ongoing MAMMA MIA! UK & International Tour.

The critically acclaimed production of Les Misérables continues to play at the Sondheim Theatre where it will soon enter its 40th revolutionary year, and several other local language productions are currently on or in preparation around the world. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Oscar-winning movie, a remastered and remixed version will be released in cinemas Nationwide on 14th February.

Les Misérables The Arena Spectacular – 2024 Tour

 SSE Arena Belfast :19th – 28th September

 OVO Hydro Glasgow: 3rd – 6th October

 Utilita Arena Sheffield: 10th – 13th October

 P&J Live Aberdeen: 17th – 20th October

 AO Arena Manchester: 26th – 29th December

 Utilita Arena Newcaste: 2nd – 5th January 2025