Audiences around the world are invited to join LES MISÉRABLES in celebrating its 25th Anniversary on 3 October when the “people’s musical” is beamed live via satellite to cinemas across the globe from the O2 Arena where a special 25th Anniversary Concert will be held in its honour.
The world’s longest running musical will be screened live in more than 130 cinemas nation-wide across the UK and more widely, throughout Europe, North America, Japan and Australia. European countries joining in the big screen birthday party include Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Norway and Denmark.
Full listings for participating cinemas and ticket information is available from www.cinestage.net
The 25th Anniversary Concert, produced by Cameron Mackintosh in association with Universal Pictures, will feature over 500 actors and musicians, with star performances from a host of internationally renowned performers including Alfie Boe as “Jean Valjean”, Nick Jonas as “Marius”, Norm Lewis as “Javert”, Matt Lucas as “Thénardier”, Lea Salonga as “Fantine”, Jenny Galloway as “Madame Thénardier”, Ramin Karimloo as “Enjolras”, Camilla Kerslake as “Cosette” and Samantha Barks as “Eponine.”
“We are delighted to be working with Cameron Mackintosh on this hugely exciting event,” says Omniverse’s Grant Calton. “Our goal at Omniverse Vision is to bring exclusive one-off events such as the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary concert to the huge fanbase that the show has around the world. Fans who may not be able to see such events live can now take a great seat in the house and enjoy the spectacle on the big screen with full surround sound”
“LES MISÉRABLES” originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on 3 April 2004 where it continues to play to packed houses.
When “LES MISÉRABLES” celebrated its 21st London birthday on 8 October 2006, it became the World’s Longest Running Musical. In January 2010 the West End production broke another record by celebrating an historic 10,000th performances. Seen by over 57 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, “LES MISÉRABLES” is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals ever written.
The acclaimed New 25th Anniversary production, currently breaking box office records throughout the UK and opening in countries all over the world, will play for 22 performances only in its original home at the Barbican Theatre, London from 14 September — 2 October.
Cameron Mackintosh’s production of “LES MISÉRABLES” is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel and additional material by James Fenton. The original London 1985 production of “LES MISÉRABLES” was adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.
The O2 Concert is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, conducted by David Charles Abell, and designed by Matt Kinley. Original costumes by Andreane Neofitou, additional costumes by Christine Rowland, lighting by Patrick Woodroffe and Paule Constable and sound by Mick Potter.