Caroline Sheen
Caroline Sheen
Caroline Sheen will play Fantine in the West End production of Les Miserables, at the Queen's Tehatre, beginning June 23, according to a report on Whatsonstage.com. As previously reported, that same date will also mark the principal cast additions of Alfie Boe as Valjean, Hadley Fraser as Javert, and Matt Lucas as Thernadier.

Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel of the same name, the show features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. Les Miserables has been directed by Trevor Nunn, with John Caird, and designed by John Napier.

Sheen previously appeared in Les Miserables as Eponine in 2001. She most recently played the title role in the U.S. tour of the Disney musical Mary Poppins, receiving a 2011 Helen Hayes Award for her performance in that production's Washington, D.C. engagement. She has played numerous leading roles in West End and UK productions, with credits including The Light in the Piazza, Once in a Lifetime, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Grease, The Witches of Eastwick, and Mamma Mia!

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