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 SchÃ¶nberg'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 - The All-Star Staged Concert website
.Performers Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine), Matt Lucas (Thenardier), Katy Secombe (Madame Thenardier), John Owen-Jones (three performances a week), Bradley Jaden (Enjolras), Rob Houchen (Marius - some dates), Harry Apps (Marius - some dates), Shan Ako (Eponine), Lily Kerhoas (Cosette), Rosanna Bates, Adam Bayjou, Ciaran Bowling, Simon Bowman, Oliver Brenin, Earl Carpenter, Vinny Coyle, Samantha Dorsey, Tamsin Dowsett, Nicola Espallardo, Celia Graham, Barnaby Hughes, Holly-Anne Hull, Oliver Jackson, Christopher Jacobsen, Gavin James, Will Jennings, Ciaran Joyce, Katie Kerr, Sarah Lark, Joanna Loxton, Craig Mather, Stephen Matthews, James Nicholson, Rosa O'Reilly, Claire Parrish, Sophie Reeves, Grainne Renihan, Leo Roberts, Raymond Walsh, Gemma Wardle, Andrew York.
Author Alain Boublil. Author Claude-Michel Schonberg. Author Herbert Kretzmer. Producer Cameron Mackintosh. Director Trevor Nunn. Director John Caird. Design John Napier.