Alfie Boe and Matt Lucas will join the cast of Les Mis

It has been confirmed that Alfie Boe and Matt Lucas will join the cast of Les Mis as Jean Valjean and Thénardier respectively from June, having both performed in the show’s 25th Anniversary concert at the O2 in 2010.

Lucas is best known with his comedy partner David Walliams in Tv’s Little Britain and Come Fly With Me. His West End credits include “Taboo” at the Venue in 2002 and “Prick Up Your Ears” at the Comedy Theatre in 2009.

Lucas will appear from June 23rd until September 10th.

Boe is a tenor and recording artist, who shot to fame while starring in Baz Luhrmann’s “La Boheme” on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for his performance. His recent opera engagements have included a return to the English National Opera to sing ‘Nadir’ in a new production of “The Pearl Fishers” and also his return to the Royal Opera House in Gounod’s “Roméo et Juliette”.

Alfie Boe will perform from June 23rd until November 26th excluding the following:  Mon Eves, Wed mats and 6th, 20th Aug, 10th Sep, w/c 19 sept, w/c 31 Oct, 12th Nov, 18th Nov.

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Poor sales lead early closure of Prick Up Your Ears

The West End show Prick Up Your Ears is to close early due to poor sale when Matt Lucas pulled out of the play.

The Little Britain star, Matt Lucas withdrew from his role after his former civil partner, Kevin McGee, committed suicide. Prick Up Your Ears continues to play at the Comedy Theatre with Olivier award-winning and Tony award-nominated Con O’Neill playing the role of Kenneth Halliwell.

Prick Up Your Ears – a darkly funny and moving play imagines what really happened when, after years of creative collaboration, the door slammed shut and Kenneth was home alone. It tells the sensational story behind the domestic life of Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, holed up in a tiny flat in Islington, trading well-trodden insults and hilarious put-downs like any old married couple.

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Matt Lucas will not be appearing in Prick Up Your Ears after ex-partner’s suicide

Matt Lucas pulled out of his role from Prick Up Your Ears after hearing of the suicide of his former civil partner Kevin McGee.

Matt Lucas is to play Kenneth Halliwell alongside Chris New as playwright Joe Orton in Daniel Kramer’s production of Prick Up Your Ears, a new play by Simon Bent. Inspired exclusively by the John Lahr biography and the diaries of Joe Orton, Prick Up Your Ears.

“Our thoughts are with Matt whom we are in constant touch with. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE his role of Kenneth Halliwell in the West End production of Prick Up Your Ears will be played by his understudy Michael Chadwick” The Producers

Currenty Prick Up Your Ears is playing at Comedy Theatre London until 06-Dec-2009.

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Matt Lucas Stars in Prick Up Your Ears

One of the Little Britain stars MATT LUCAS will play Kenneth Halliwell in a new play about the life of playright Joe Orton, which  opens at the Comedy Theatre for a limited run from the 17th September until the  6th December 2009.

1962. Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton – RADA graduates, aspiring playwrights, and sometimes lovers – plot their rightful place at the centre of London’s literary scene whilst engaged in a secret crusade to ‘improve’ the local library books, all in the worst possible taste of course, and acting on their own versions of popular radio dramas…with an extra dash of innuendo. But after a short interlude at Her Majesty’s pleasure, Joe is about to become the greatest, and most notorious comic playwright since Oscar Wilde, whilst Ken stays indoors re-decorating, reduced to sharing Joe’s success with their neighbour, Mrs Corden, over tea and a slice of battenburg.

PRICK UP YOUR EARS – a darkly funny and moving play imagines what really happens when, after years of creative collaboration, the door slammed shut and Kenneth was home alone. It tells the sensational story behind the domestic life of Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, holed up in a tiny flat in Islington, trading well-trodden insults and hilarious put-downs like any old married couple.

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