Fourteen years after her show-stopping audition on Britain's Got Talent performing "I Dreamed a Dream," the Grammy-nominated singer Susan Boyle has returned to the Britain's Got Talent stage to perform the song once more. She sang alongside the West End cast of Les Misérables. See the performance in the video above.
At the performance, Boyle first began with a duet version of "I Dreamed a Dream," with Lucie Jones. The two were then joined by the rest of the cast to perform "Do You Hear The People Sing?"
Boyle's 2009 debut on Britain's Got Talent led her to international superstardom. The performance this evening was special for Boyle, who revealed she had a stroke last year. "l suffered a minor stroke and I thought it'd be crazy to be back on stage and I have done it," Boyle said on the broadcast, to supportive applause (and some kind words from Simon Cowell).
Said Cowell: “Susan, we owe you so much. I knew you weren’t well but if anyone was going to come back, you were going to come back. We wouldn’t be the same without you. You are amazing."
Cameron Mackintosh's London production of the international hit musical Les Misérables, which resumed performances September 25, 2021, continues at the Sondheim Theatre with several new leading players.
Joining the cast in recent months: Josh Piterman (The Phantom of the Opera) as Jean Valjean, Stewart Clarke (Mandela) as Javert, Lucie Jones (Waitress) as Fantine, Claire Machin (Girls the Musical) as Madame Thénardier, and Harry Chandler as Enjolras.
The company also features Gerard Carey as Thénardier, Robert Tripolino as Marius, Nathania Ong as Éponine, and Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette.
The cast is completed by Hazel Baldwin, Brad Barnley, Emma Barr, Will Barratt, Cameron Burt, Natalie Chua, Matthew Dale, Matt Dempsey, Bryony Duncan, Louis Emmanuel, Sophie-May Feek, Melad Hamidi, Harry Jack, Christopher Jacobsen, Will Jennings, Benjamin Karran, Yazmin King, Bart Lambert, Sarah Lark, Adam Robert Lewis, Georgie Lovatt, Ellie Ann Lowe, Donald Craig Manuel, Jodie Nolan, Sam Peggs, Jo Stephenson, Phoebe Williams, and Ollie Wray.