Peter recently completed a stint in the worlds longest running musical.
Les Misérables was performed at the newly opened Dubai Opera House. It was an international cast and featured Carrie Hope-Fletcher as Eponine and Jodie Prenger as Madame Thénardier.
Assembled from around the world and joining the previously announced John Owen-Jones as ‘Jean Valjean’ and Hayden Tee as ‘Javert’ were an exciting cast that included 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’.
Patrice Tipoki joins the cast fresh from Starring as ‘Fantine’ in Australia and most recently London’s West End. She is known to Australian audiences from lead roles in “The Lion King” and “Wicked”. Patrice has been preparing for the role of ‘Fantine’ since she was a little girl. Hailing from a musical family, she first saw “LES MISÉRABLES” in Brisbane at the age of 6 and ever since would perform songs from the show for anyone who would listen.
Jodie Prenger is probably best known for winning the role of ‘Nancy’ in Cameron Mackintosh’s West End production of “Oliver!” through the BBC television series “I’d Do Anything”. During her run in the show at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane she received both critical and public acclaim for her portrayal of the role. Jodie recently wowed audiences playing the title role in the national tour of the musical “Calamity Jane” and also in the one woman show “Tell Me On A Sunday”. She has also starred in the National Theatre’s hit production of “One Man, Two Guvnors” both in the West End and on tour and as ‘Lady of the Lake’ in “Spamalot”. Jodie is also a regular presenter on BBC Radio 2.
Carrie Hope Fletcher was recently seen in the London production of “LES MISÉRABLES” as ‘Éponine’. She made her West End debut as ‘Young Éponine’ in 2001 at the age of seven and is the only British actress to play both ‘Young Éponine’ and ‘older Éponine’ in the production. Other recent theatre credits include ‘Truly Scrumptious’ in the UK Tour of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. She is also the author of “On The Other Side” and The Sunday Times Bestseller “All I Know Now”. Carrie is an internet sensation and her fans (the “Hopefuls”) regularly flock to YouTube to watch her inspiring video’s.
Alistair Brammer most recently wowed audiences as ‘Chris’ in Cameron Mackintosh’s new award-winning production of “Miss Saigon” in London’s West End and in the live recording of the stage show which is currently being released in cinema’s around the world. He made his professional stage debut as ‘Marius’ in the West End production of “LES MISÉRABLES” at the Queen’s Theatre having previously appeared in a special finale of the show for the show’s 20th birthday where he played the same role as part of the Schools’ Edition cast. Following his appearance in the West End, Alistair was cast as ‘Jean Prouvaire’ in the smash hit film of “LES MISÉRABLES”, a role he also played in the 25th Anniversary Concerts of the show at London’s O2. Emily Langridge received great acclaim for her portrayal of ‘Cosette’ in the Australian and Asia production of “LES MISÉRABLES”. Emily was recently seen in The Production Company’s “Gypsy”.
Paul Wilkins graduated from The Arts Educational Schools, London and went straight into the West End cast of “LES MISÉRABLES” in its 30th Anniversary year as Ensemble/cover Marius and is thrilled to be playing the role itself in Dubai.
The ensemble includes…Daniel Belle, Billy Bourchier, Hugo Chiarella, Mary Cormack, Jessica Daley, Jordan Lee Davies, Mischana Dellora-Cornish, Emilie du Leslay, Blake Erickson, David Francis, Tamlyn Henderson, Nigel Huckle, HollyAnne Hull, James Hume, Ciaran Joyce, Adam Linstead, Liam McIlwain, Sarah Murr, Adèle Parkinson, Michaela Powell, Lauren Soley, Oscar Tollofsen, Natasha Veselinovic, Tom Vincent.
Peter also reads the Les Misérables Audio CD available here.