Full article from the official website:
6th November 2017
David Thaxton returns to play Javert in Les Misérables London
Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce that from Monday 22 January 2018, David Thaxton will return to the cast of “LES MISÉRABLES” at the Queen’s Theatre in the role of ‘Javert’.
David Thaxton previously played ‘Javert’ in 2014, and has also played the role of ‘Enjolras’ in “Les Misérables” at the Queen’s Theatre. His additional theatre credits include ‘Giorgio’ in “Passion” at the Donmar Warehouse, for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, ‘Pilate’ in “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Regent’s Park Theatre, ‘Raoul’ in “Love Never Dies” at the Adelphi and ‘Major John Howard’ in “Only The Brave” at Wales Millennium Centre.
David will join Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly as ‘Jean Valjean’, Carley Stenson as ‘Fantine’, Steven Meo as ‘Thénardier’, Karis Jack as ‘Éponine’, Jacqueline Tate as ‘Madame Thénardier”, Hyoie O’Grady as ‘Enjolras’, Paul Wilkins as ‘Marius’ and Charlotte Kennedy as ‘Cosette’.
From 22 January 2018 the full company will be: Emma Barr; Adam Bayjou; Oliver Brenin; Ciarán Bowling; Hugo Chiarella; Andy Conaghan; Killian Donnelly; Alice Ellen Wright; Sophie-May Feek; Hyoie O’Grady; Catherine Hannay; Antony Hansen; Holly-Anne Hull; James Hume; Karis Jack; Ciaran Joyce; Charlotte Kennedy; Katie Kerr; Rebecca Lafferty; Jo Loxton; John Lumsden; Anna McGarahan; Steven Meo; Jonny Purchase; Lauren Soley; Carley Stenson; Jacqueline Tate; Shaq Taylor; George Tebbutt; David Thaxton; Lee Van Geleen; Danny Whitehead and Paul Wilkins.
Okay once I stopped making high-pitched noises at the THAXTON announcement, I admit I would've liked a few more changes. For one I kind of hoped Carley would be bored by stage work and go back go back to doing television (and they'd bring Lucy back for the same run as last year). Also wouldn't have missed the Thenardiers and Éponine if they were recast.
But yeah. About four years ago I made this post
on Tumblr, and although my enthusiasm for Killian-as-Valjean has waned, still stoked it's actually happening (and that Killian used the same photo for the announcement on his Twitter