Les Miserables has indisputably become the world’s most popular musical, having been seen by over 55 million people worldwide, in 40 countries and in 21 languages and is approaching it’s 25th year has extended its booking period until 28 April 2012.
From its celebrated opening in London in October 1985, this adaptation immediately captured the imagination and enthusiasm of the theatre-going public. Set in 19th century France, the dramatic score includes the songs ‘On My Own’, ‘One Day More’ and ‘Do You Hear The People Sing?’.
There have been 31 cast recordings of Les Miserables, including the multi-platinum London cast album and the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums. The video of the 10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert has sold well over one million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling musical videos in the UK.
The Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production of “LES MISERABLES” by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, is based on the novel by Victor Hugo, has lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton. “LES MISERABLES” is adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.
Gareth Gates will star as Marius until the 18th June 2011
Matt Lucas will play Thenardier from the 23rd June until the 10th September.
Alfie Boe will play Jean Valjean 23rd June to the 26th November, excluding Monday Evenings and Wednesday matinees. He will also not perform the 6th and 20th August, 10th September, weeks commencing the 19th September and 31st October, the 12th and the 18th November.