Rachelle Ann Go is set to reprise her role as Fantine for the upcoming stage run of Les Miserables in Sondheim Theatre in West End London, United Kingdom, from August 31 to September 4.
Rachelle Ann shared the news on Friday, August 20, posting a photo of her onstage and in character.
“Oh my! I wasn’t able to finish my @lesmizofficial run last year…so I’m really excited to do Les Miz Concert on my birthday! What a treat,” she wrote.
“I hope Lukas won’t mind. PS: I need to start vocalizing and most importantly ‘pump’ for Lukas,” she cheekily added. Lukas is Go’s first child, whom she welcomed in March 2021 with husband Martin Spies. Rachelle Ann and Martin wed in April 2018.
The Les Miserables Official United Kingdom Instagram page also announced the return of Go, who will be playing the role of Fantine for six shows. For the concert’s final run on September 5, Lucie Jones will be taking Go’s place.
The concert is based on Les Miserables, Victor Hugo’s French historical book in 1862. Fantine is a young working-class woman who becomes pregnant by a rich scholar. She is most known for her song, “I Dreamed a Dream.” In the latest film adaptation of the musical, Fantine was played by Anne Hathaway.
Rachelle Ann is currently based in London. In 2019, she played Eliza Schuyler, one of the main roles in the West End production of Hamilton. The performance earned her the Best Actress title in the 2018 BroadwayWorld UK awards.
Before playing Eliza, she made her debut on Broadway as Gigi Van Tranh in Miss Saigon. She later played the same role in the West End revival of the play. – Rappler.com