Arguably the most popular musical in the world with over 30 cast recordings and performances in over 21 languages across 40 countries. With its 25th Anniversary in 2011 the Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Les Miserables
is trully a must see show.
Based on elements of Victor Hugo's epic book Les Miserables
, Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the 'ticket-of-leave' he must display by law, condemns him to be an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is caught and brought back by the police, and is astonished when the Bishop lies to save him, also giving him two precious candlesticks. Valjean decides to start his life anew. Things go well but 8 years later, an encounter with a face from the past threatens everything he now holds dear. Les Miserables website
Approximate runtime 55minutes.Performers Killian Donnelly (Jean Valjean), Nic Greenshields (Javert), Katie Hall (Fantine), Martin Ball (Thenardier), Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Thenardier), Harry Apps (, Tegan Bannister (Eponine), Will richaardson (Enjolras), Bronwen Hanson (Cosette), Joseph Anthony, Helen Aylott, Jamie Birkett, Keoni Blockx, Michael Burgen, Nicholas Carter, Mary-Jean Caldwell, Danny Colligan, Nicholas Corre, Megan Gardiner, Zac Hamilton, Jessie Hart, Teleri Hughes, Brian James Leys, Ruby Lyon, Leo Miles, Shane O'Riordan, Lee Ormsby, Jordan Simon Pollard, Corrine Priest, Aaron Pryce-Lewis, Janne Snellen, Ruben Van keer, Emma Warren.
Author Alain Boublil. Author Claude-Michel Schonberg. Author Herbert Kretzmer. Producer Cameron Mackintosh.
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