DetailsBased 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..
Cast/Performers Jon Robyns (Jean Valjean), Bradley Jaden (Javert), Lucie Jones (Fantine), Shan Ako (Eponine), Harry Apps (Marius), Gerard Carey (Thenardier), Josefina Gabrielle (Madame Thenardier), Jamie Muscato (Enjolras), Charlie Burn (Cosette), Dean Chisnall (Jean Valjean - certain performances), Kelly Agbowu, Joseph Anthony, Will Barratt, Cameron Blakely, Earl Carpenter, Richard Carson, Danny Colligan, Rodney Earl Clarke, Matthew Dale, Matt Dempsey, Harry Dunnett, Nic Greenshields, Jessie Hart, Holly-Anne Hull, Jenna Innes, Ebony Jonelle, Connor Jones, Jessica Joslin, Luke McCall, Leo Miles, Corinne Priest, Aaron Pryce-Lewis, Grainne Renihan, Helen Walsh, Emma Warren, Samuel Wyn-Morris
Creatives/CompanyMusic: Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer
Author(s): Alain Boublil (original French text), Jean-Marc Natel (original French text)
Director: James Powell
Conductor: Alfonso Casado Trigo