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Les Miserables Musical is a story of one man's determined efforts to survive against relentless persecution, his triumph over adversity and the power of the human spirit.
Based on a novel of Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is an adaptation of this powerful book and is a humanitarian classic tale. Les Miserables is set amidst the political struggles during the 19th century in France culminating in the violent French People's Revolution.
Les Miserables is one of the longest running musicals in the West End and first started its stage debut at the Palace Theatre before transferring to the Queens theatre on 1st of April 2004 have run for over 18 years and with over 7,500 performances.
Les Miserables was forced to move theatres due to Really Useful Theatre Company's need to carry out essential repairs and refurbishments to the Palace Theatre which had been long overdue, due to the fantastic success of the Les Miserables on going success story and having a suitable alternative venue available for its transfer. Les Miserables is said to have entertained over 50 million people worldwide in over 38 countries and in 21 languages. The story of personal achievement over adversity and struggle has had over 31 cast recordings and is one of the Worlds most popular musicals in the western hemisphere.
Les Miserables is not just a musical of time and life in France. It is a musical that makes living history come to life like no other.
Extract of a leading song of the peoples of France:
"Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me? Somewhere beyond the barricade Is there a world you long to see? Do you hear the people sing? Say, do you hear the distant drums? It is the future that they bring When tomorrow comes..."
Les Miserables is the first of Cameron Mackintosh's large scale musicals. It is full of passion and of courage and has been acclaimed the world over.
Les Miserables is a passionate musical which displays the emotions of the French people as they struggle with the times leading up to the French revolution and during the terrible upheaval of the revolution and the carnage that ensued. Les Mis as it is best known by its legions of faithful followers focuses on the human array of emotions and how people dealt with the changing times of the period which makes it a suitable story for both adults and children alike.
After 21 years, Les Miserables is still packing them in and is truly an emotionally charged production of Victor Hugo's novel. This story of one man who was wrongly imprisoned and his quest for acceptance and love is a memorable story and is probably one of the best musical shows in the West End. Les Miserables looks like it will continue to run for many years to come.
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Showing @ Queen's Theatre