Rachelle Ann Go Reprises Her Role in U.K. Tour of Les Misérables

She's cast as Fantine.

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PHOTO BY L: Instagram/lesmizofficial; R: lesmis.com

(SPOT.ph) Filipina actress Rachelle Ann Go continues to make waves in the international performing arts scene as theaters reopen following lockdowns. West End's Les Misérables production announced that she's reprising her role as Fantine in the United Kingdom and Ireland tour of the renowned musical. While shows are already running at The Lowry in Salford until April 23, Go is expected to join the cast on May 16 when they move to the Milton Keynes Theater.

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Go first played the role of the hardworking unwed mother in the 30th-anniversary staging of the musical at the Queen's Theatre—now the Sondheim Theatre—in London from 2015 to 2016. This overlapped with her performance in the Manila leg of its Asian tour that ran from March to May 2016 at The Theatre at Solaire. She was again cast as Fantine during the 2020 run of Les Misérables and the 2021 run of Les Misérables: The All-Stars Concert, both at the Sondheim Theatre.

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The Filipina singer and theater actress first starred in an international musical in 2014 when she played the role of Gigi Van Tranh in the West End revival of Miss Saigon. She was named "Best Featured Actress in a New Production of a Musical" and "Best Performance in a Long-Running West End Show (Female)" by BroadwayWorld UK for her portrayal. She later reprised the role in the New York revival at the Broadway Theatre in 2017. Later in the year, she played Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton in Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

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Les Misérables is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg (music), Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel (French lyrics), and Herbert Kretzmer (English lyrics). It was adapted from Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same title. The original West End production premiered in 1985 while the original Broadway staging started in 1987.

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