In nineteenth century France a convict goes straight, a single mother goes on
the game, students go rioting, a publican goes thieving and a policeman goes
bonkers. All as a direct result of being spun on a turntable for three hours
On 5th January 2010, the show celebrated it's 10,000th performance in London,
and on 8th October 2006 became the longest currently running musical in the
world. A refreshed version of the score was introduced in June 2011.
Killian Donnelly stars as ‘Jean Valjean’.
He joins “Les Misérables” fresh from Broadway where he is currently
playing the lead role of ‘Charlie Price’ in “Kinky Boots”. West End
leading lady and former Hollyoaks star Carley Stenson, will join the
company as ‘Fantine’ and David Thaxton will return to the cast in the
role of ‘Javert’.
Also joining the company are Steven Meo as ‘Thénardier’; Karis Jack as ‘Eponine’,
Jacqueline Tate as ‘Madame Thénardier’ and Hyoie O’Grady as ‘Enjolras’.
Paul Wilkins will continue in the role of ‘Marius’ and Charlotte Kennedy
will continue in the role of ‘Cosette’ having both originally joined the
company in 2015.
From 17 July 2017 the full company is: Emma Barr; Adam Bayjou;
Oliver Brenin; Ciarán Bowling; Hugo Chiarella; Andy Conaghan; Killian
Donnelly; Alice Ellen Wright; Sophie-May Feek; Hyoie O’Grady; Catherine
Hannay; Antony Hansen; Holly-Anne Hull; James Hume; Karis Jack; Ciaran
Joyce; Charlotte Kennedy; Katie Kerr; Rebecca Lafferty; Jo Loxton; John
Lumsden; Anna McGarahan; Steven Meo; Jonny Purchase; Lauren Soley;
Carley Stenson; Jacqueline Tate; Shaq Taylor; George Tebbutt; David
Thaxton; Lee Van Geleen; Danny Whitehead and Paul Wilkins.
Photographic credits for above: (Queen's Theatre production)
Left: Paris. Centre: Lovely Ladies. Right: Barricade.
Photographer and Copyright Owner: Michael Le Poer Trench.
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Les Misérables 30th Anniversary. Frances Ruffelle, the original Eponine,
celebrates in style:
After nearly a decade since the last UK tour sold out within days, Cameron
Mackintosh is delighted to announce that his acclaimed Broadway production of
Boublil and Schönberg’s musical “LES MISÉRABLES” will open at Curve Leicester
for a season from Saturday 3 – Saturday 24 November 2018 (press night 14
November 2018 ), before playing the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin (5 December
2018 – 12 January 2019), Festival Theatre Edinburgh (22 January – 16 February
2019) and Manchester Palace Theatre (19 February – 30 March 2019). Further dates
will be announced.
Cameron Mackintosh said, “Since I first conceived the new production of “Les
Misérables” to celebrate the shows 25th anniversary in 2009, this production has
taken the world by storm - more than matching the success of the original, which
can now only be seen in London. I am thrilled that modern audiences have
embraced this production as Les Mis for the 21st century and it is playing to
packed houses all over the world in many languages. It also inspired the hugely
successful movie version starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne.
This latest version comes hot from its recent Broadway triumph (now once again
on a sell-out tour of North America) and is even more spectacular than the
original. I am very proud that this extraordinary Boublil and Schönberg musical
remains as fresh, thrilling and exciting as ever – and people are still storming
the barricades for a ticket.”
This brilliant new staging has scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo,
and has been seen in North America, South America, Korea, Japan, Canada,
Australia, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and Broadway.
Now on sale:
SATURDAY 3 – SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2018
curveonline.co.uk – 0116 242 3595
WEDNESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2018 – SATURDAY 12 JANUARY 2019
BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE, DUBLIN
bordgaisenergytheatre.ie - +353 (1) 677 7999
TUESDAY 22 JANUARY - SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2019
FESTIVAL THEATRE, EDINBURGH
edtheatres.com – 0131 529 6000
TUESDAY 19 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2019
MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE
atgtickets.com/venues/palace-theatre-manchester – 0844 871 3019
ON SALE 5 JUNE 2018
FURTHER DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
From the Palace Theatre production: This you either love or hate. Opera buffs of this monkey's acquaintance
complain the blend of theatrical / opera / pop that comprises the music is tinny
and pretentious. Others find the interwoven storylines too much work for an
evening out, and the completely sung score a tad relentless.
For the millions of Les Miz fans worldwide (including theatremonkey); this
remains a story of immense hope and humanity and we leave the theatre happily
deluded into thinking we have discovered just that bit more about people,
The current London production was cut by fifteen minutes in March 2001.
Viewers will not notice since the cuts were the bits 'restored' a year ago -
those same bits originally cut from the very first production! Frankly, the
monkey is just glad not to be on the score copying team.
Theatremonkey advises first timers read the programme notes before the
performance starts, and be prepared to concentrate - this show does not come
easy. Hugo fans should know that the original novel has been filleted to
produced a focused three hours, and characters and connected relationships do
not appear as written. No worries though, the novel survives the
adaptation very well to this non literary monkey's mind.