The London production of Les Misérables is the longest running musical in the world, and adaptations have been performed to a total of 60 million people worldwide. It tells a complex tale of love, honour and rebellion in early 19th Century France, focussing on the French peasant Jean Valjean. He has served 19 years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister’s hungry child, but he breaks his parole to begin his life anew. Javert, a police inspector, mercilessly hunts him on his perilous journey through France. But Valjean is adamant on redeeming himself; he hides out and becomes part of a town community, eventually becoming Mayor. There he is responsible for the downfall of a local woman, Fantine, and promises to care for her daughter Cosette as her dying wish. This decision changes both Valjean’s and Cosette’s lives forever, but Javert is always close on their trail.
The story is told entirely through song, including ‘Do You Hear the People Sing’, On My Own’, and the much loved ‘I Dreamed a Dream’.
- Booking From
- 22 August 2014
- Booking Until
- 25 April 2015
- Performance Times
- Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2:30pm
- Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7:30pm
- Running Time
- 3 hours
- Age Restrictions
- Les Misérables is suitable for children over 7, but does contain themes of violence and sexually suggestive scenes.