Based on elements of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables this musical is one of the most successful around the world. Les Miserables
opened at the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985, following a sell-out season at the Barbican. 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..
Archive :: production:T0389769860, musical:S1584, venue:V145
Previous details associated with this item and date of change.
- 15 May 19
- E:Cameron Mackintosh, P:Killian Donnelly (Jean Valjean), P:Nic Greenshields (Javert), P:Katie Hall (Fantine), P:Martin Ball (Thenardier), P:Sophie-Louise Dann (Madame Thenardier), P:Harry Apps (Marius(, P:Tegan Bannister (Eponine), P:Will Richardson (Enjolras), P:Bronwen Hanson (Cosette), P:Joseph Anthony, P:Helen Aylott, P:Jamie Birkett, P:Keoni Blockx, P:Michael Burgen, P:Nicholas Carter, P:Mary-Jean Caldwell, P:Danny Colligan, P:Nicholas Corre, P:Megan Gardiner, P:Zac Hamilton, P:Jessie Hart, P:Teleri Hughes, P:Brian James Leys, P:Ruby Lyon, P:Leo Miles, P:Shane O'Riordan, P:Lee Ormsby, P:Jordan Simon Pollard, P:Corrine Priest, P:Aaron Pryce-Lewis, P:Janne Snellen, P:Ruben Van keer, P:Emma Warren