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Les Mis Dubai

Postby Acaila » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:51 pm

New production announced for the Dubai Opera with an international cast:
John Owen-Jones as ‘Jean Valjean’ and Hayden Tee as ‘Javert’ Patrice Tipoki as ‘Fantine’, Peter Polycarpou as ‘Thénardier’, Jodie Prenger as ‘Madame Thénardier’, Carrie Hope Fletcher as ‘Éponine’, Alistair Brammer as ‘Enjolras’, Emily Langridge as ‘Cosette’ and Paul Wilkins as ‘Marius’.

On the whole, a fairly decent cast - I'd be ridiculously excited if I could get video of Peter Polycarpou's Thenardier! Brammer as Enjolras though? :?
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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby 23623 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:06 pm

Acaila wrote:New production announced for the Dubai Opera with an international cast:
John Owen-Jones as ‘Jean Valjean’ and ...

...and the rest of the sentence disappears because I only have eyes for this. :mrgreen: Still can't believe I missed the Broadway revival by just a few days!! :(

How's Alistair Brammer as Marius though? I've never seen or listened to anything of him but he's in one of my favorite LM pictures...in which he and Cosette (I wish I could know the girl's name she's really cute!) are holding hands. The picture was so adorable that they became my favorite Marius/Cosette (as a couple not individually) the instant I saw it. I hope he is actually an adorable Marius and can be a decent Enjolras. :D
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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby Acaila » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:31 pm

I'm pretty sure Brammer is the one who sounds like a baby goat. I've heard he has improved since thenbut... :?

Worth looking further though - Actual OLC cast member Peter Polycarpou!
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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby deHavilland » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:17 pm

But he can he bust in halfway through Empty Chairs and screech "THEEEEEEEEEEY'RE CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLED BUI-DOIIIIII."

That would be amazing.
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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby 23623 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:49 am

Acaila wrote:I'm pretty sure Brammer is the one who sounds like a baby goat. I've heard he has improved since thenbut... :?

Worth looking further though - Actual OLC cast member Peter Polycarpou!

So I gather that he's actually a terrible Marius? That's really disappointing. I have so much faith in him. :(
This guy, Peter Polycarpou (this surname sounds really funny to me...no idea why :lol: )...was in OLC? I've never heard of him. Really ashamed of my poor musical knowledge! :oops:

deHavilland wrote:But he can he bust in halfway through Empty Chairs and screech "THEEEEEEEEEEY'RE CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLED BUI-DOIIIIII."

That would be amazing.

That would be amazing indeed. Just knew that Brammer will play Chris next year. Should I still expect anything from him? :?
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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby Prisoner 24653 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:06 am

Peter Polycarpou played Jean Prouvaire and various ensemble roles in the OLC, and reprised the role of Prouvaire for the 10th anniversary concert. He was also the original John in Miss Saigon in London, and played the Phantom at one point as well. :)

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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby Acaila » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:51 pm

Also the pimp in the OLC and the 25th anniversary concert! He's a darling. And his surname is Greek Cypriot, like him. And it's that heritage that had his most famous non-theatre role, as one of the husbands, Mr Theodopolopoudos in Birds of a Feather :D
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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby 23623 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:22 am

The absolutely best thing about this forum is that there are always knowledgeable people who can educate me. Thank you for the information, Prisoner 24653 and Acaila! :D

Haha seriously, Jehan --> Thenardier? Impressive transformation. Hey dude, what have the years done to you? :wink:
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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby Acaila » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:57 pm

Exactly! :D Enrique del Portal went from Enjolras in the original Spanish cast to Thenardier in the revival so I guess there is precedent, but still :D He's a great actor though so I imagine him being fabulous at it. I really hope there's a video!
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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby Auf die Barrikaden » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:27 pm

Any photos from the production? Haven't seen any so far.
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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby Acaila » Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:24 am

Never mind photos, has anyone heard of any...souvenirs?
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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby Olivia_y » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:11 am

The only ones I've come across are the ones Alistair Brammer posted on Twitter:

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Souvenirs would be fantastic.. :lol:

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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby deHavilland » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:20 pm

Brammer makes for such a beautiful Enjolras (like Chris Durling) but I'm afraid to listen to him because (like Chris Durling).
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Re: Les Mis Dubai

Postby Acaila » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:23 pm

Better than expected, but still a bit too smugfacey.
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