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 Original Production website
.Performers Tegan Bannister, Emma Barr, Adam Bayjou, Ciaran Bowling, Oliver Brenin, Dean Chisnall, Grace Farrell, Sophie-May Feek, Adam Filipe, Antony Hanson, Sam Harrison, Barnaby Hughes, James Hume, Ciaran Joyce, Katie Kerr, Rebecca Lafferty, Sarah Lark, Hannah Grace Lawson, Jessica Lee, Jo Loxton, Anna McGarahan, Steven Meo (Thenardier), Toby Miles, James Nicholson, Amara Okereke, Vivien Parry, Carley Stenson (Fantine), Elena Skye, Bradley Jaden (Javert), Ben Tyler, Joe Vetch, Raymond Walsh, Andrew York.
Author Alain Boublil. Author Claude-Michel Schonberg. Author Herbert Kretzmer. Producer Cameron Mackintosh. Director Trevor Nunn. Director John Caird. Design John Napier.