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Poll: Les Mis dress rehearsal (56 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Les Mis song would you most like to sing at a dress rehearsal?

  1. At the End of the Day (2 votes [3.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  2. Bring Him Home (4 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  3. Do You Hear the People Sing? (7 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  4. Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. I Dreamed a Dream (3 votes [5.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.36%

  6. Look Down (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Master of the House (5 votes [8.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.93%

  8. On My Own (8 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  9. One Day More (15 votes [26.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.79%

  10. Stars (12 votes [21.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.43%

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#711 Gavin

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:46 PM

Why has this topic been pinned to the top? Assuming it's got something to do with the Les Mis/Olivier promotion banner above?

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

If cast change is June 15th does that mean the likes of Chris Jacobsen (who only started last month as Enjolras) will be going?  Seems quite soon. Also the person that plays Marius has only been there a very short while, not that I'd be sorry to see him go, very difficult taking over from such a good Marius as Craig.  I know I'll probably be shouted down over this, but I would dearly love to see John Owen-Jones play Valjean again, I thinks it's time for him to return to the role.  I'd be quite happy to see Katie Hall play Cosette again or even Katy Treharne but maybe she is a little old.  I think the show needs some stronger cast members though, it hasnt been the same since the cast change last June in my opinion

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:12 AM

Would love to see Nadim Naaman as Marius or Enjolras. He was a superb Raoul in Phantom on the nights he filled in for the wonderful Killian, and there's often a lot of crossover casting between that role and the barricade students. He could play either - at first, he looks like a Marius, but then opens his mouth and has such a mature, tuneful voice and status/acting style that would be perfect for Enjolras. He's currently in Chess though and may not be free to audition.

Always hoping to hear JOJ sing Valjean again. He's just so good in that role.

And I think Wendy Ferguson would be a brilliant Madame T.

Roll on cast change!

#714 bickypeg

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:17 AM

It seems as though John Owen-Jones is staying with TV and concerts from his tweets at the moment.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:42 PM

View Postbickypeg, on 14 March 2013 - 07:17 AM, said:

It seems as though John Owen-Jones is staying with TV and concerts from his tweets at the moment.

But I feel sure if a West End role was offered him he'd consider it. It pays the bills afterall.  I can understand him wanting to get away from musical theatre for a while as I suspect touring is exhausting, but a West End run might be different especially if like all the JVJ recently he doesnt do an 8 show week. I'd be in every week!

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

I bet TV pays more bills!I believe he has 3 up and coming roles-one in a zombie film!And the concerts are mostly abroad and infrequent.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:59 AM

im sure if another west end role that isnt the phantom or valjean came up he would consider it but having played both roles so often for so many years its not surprising he wouldnt want to do it yetagain

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:16 AM

My wishlist:

Javert: Richard Woodford (still doing POTO tour?)
Valjean: Jonathan Williams (let's face it, he was much better than most of the people he understudied!)
Eponine: Cassie Compton
Fantine: Scarlett Strallen/Willemijn Verkaik (both otherwise occupied, but hey) or even Claudia Bradley
Enjolras: David Thaxton (I only realised how good he was just before he went..)
Cosette: some young grad with a Deborah Dutcher/Nicky Adams type voice
Marius: some young-ish person with a Jon Robyns take on the role (or just Jon Robyns)
Thenardies: scary people who can sing well

Also Dylan Turner as some student or other as he has a lot of charisma and would probably stand out.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

View PostJoule, on 16 March 2013 - 08:16 AM, said:

My wishlist:

Javert: Richard Woodford (still doing POTO tour?)
Valjean: Jonathan Williams (let's face it, he was much better than most of the people he understudied!)
Eponine: Cassie Compton
Fantine: Scarlett Strallen/Willemijn Verkaik (both otherwise occupied, but hey) or even Claudia Bradley
Enjolras: David Thaxton (I only realised how good he was just before he went..)
Cosette: some young grad with a Deborah Dutcher/Nicky Adams type voice
Marius: some young-ish person with a Jon Robyns take on the role (or just Jon Robyns)
Thenardies: scary people who can sing well

Also Dylan Turner as some student or other as he has a lot of charisma and would probably stand out.
What a brilliant list! Love it. My only possible disagreement would be with Jon Robyns as Marius: I loved him in Avenue Q but not quite so sure about his Marius....
Whilst on the subject, what a loss it ha been to musical theatre that David Thaxton is no longer performing. An absolutely outstanding Enjolras.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:02 PM

When they're a bit older I would like to see...

Valjean: Ricardo Afonso (not as out there as you might imagine! The man can sing ANYTHING!)
Javert: Lincoln Stone (Has a hell of a voice on him)

Right now

Fantine: Sabrina Carter
Eponine: Cordelia Farnworth (Understudy Sherrie in ROA, she could be very good)
Enjolras: Richard Fleeshman or Nadim Naaman
Marius: Harry Francis (Currently Mark in Chorus Line. Saw him as Boq too, he has the look and the voice)




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