See what happens behind the scenes of one of the world’s greatest musicals when Channel Nine tear down the barricades this Saturday afternoon with the airing of Les Misérables: Behind the Scenes at 4.30pm.
The TV special, hosted by David Campbell, features interviews with the show’s legendary producer Cameron Mackintosh as well as the international and Australian creative teams. The show also features interviews with the outstanding new Australian cast, as well as some of the country’s most celebrated stars of stage and screen – Marina Prior, Anthony Warlow, Simon Burke, Silvie Paladino and Debra Byrne – all stars of past productions of Les Misérables.
Hailed by Australian critics as “a theatrical triumph”, this new production of the much-loved blockbuster musical features glorious modernised staging, orchestrations and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. “Uncommonly raw” and “strikingly intense”, this new version of Les Misérables is not to be missed. Audiences that have seen the show in the past, have never seen it like this, in what critics proclaim, “Exceeds the original”.
Cameron Mackintosh has assembled an extremely talented cast for this brand new production of Les Misérables consisiting of some of Australia’s brightest stars Simon Gleeson, Hayden Tee, Patrice Tipoki, Trevor Ashley, Lara Mulcahy, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Emily Langridge, Chris Durling and Euan Doidge.
Australian critics have been unanimous in applauding the gifted cast who night after night superbly deliver the classic songs I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing?, One Day More, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Master of the House and many more.
For an exclusive peek into of one of the world’s most popular musicals, don’t miss Les Misérables: Behind the Scenes this Saturday 16 August at 4.30pm on Channel Nine.
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables is currently playing at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre for a strictly limited season. For more information and tickets, visit: www.lesmis.com for details.
Image: Cast of Les Misérables – photo by Matt Murphy