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Five years after the publication Les Miserables
Victor Hugo began writing what one critic described as 'the maddest book in recognised literature'. The book was 'L'Homme Qui Rit - The Laughing Man. Chicken Shed's new musical version comes complete with a singing bear, a dancing corpse, a shipwreck, a frozen woman, a torture chamber, and the entire House of Lords behaving like football hooligans at the last Night of the Proms...but The Laughing Man
is also a love story, with 20 new songs by Jo Collins and a book and lyrics by Chris Bond whose Sweeney Todd
was made into a musical by Stephen Sondheim.Performers George Costigan, John Sargeant, Geoffrey Boud, Julia Nield, Emily Gardner, Michael Offei, Joseph Morton, Peter Dowse, James Dunbar, Lucia Bellini, Anthony Adjekum, Dan Waller, Jelena Budimir.
Book by Victor Hugo. Company Chicken Shed Theatre Company. Director Chris Bond. Director Mary Ward. Design Ellen Cairns. Costume Ellen Cairns. Lighting Paul Knowles. Director Jo Collins (music). Choreographer Christine Niering.
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