Following its triumphal opening in Melbourne last night, Cameron Mackintosh has announced that his production of Les Misérables with its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, will open in Perth and Sydney following its Melbourne run.
“I am so thrilled with this new Australian production of Les Misérables and even more so now that we can confirm the show will travel to Perth and Sydney after a six-month season in Melbourne,” says Mackintosh.
“Sydney holds a very special place in the history of Les Mis, opening to our very first Australian audiences in 1987 and we are delighted to be bringing this new production to Sydney next year.”
Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score includes 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, and Master of the House.
Featuring Simon Gleeson in the iconic role of Jean Valjean, the celebrated cast includes Hayden Tee (Javert), Patrice Tipoki (Fantine), Kerrie Anne Greenland (Eponine), Emily Langridge (Cosette), Euan Doidge (Marius), Chris Durling (Enjolras), Lara Mulcahy (Madame Thénardier) and Trevor Ashley (Monsieur Thénardier).
Les Misérables will play Perth’s Crown Theatre from January and Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from March. For more information, visit: www.lesmis.com.au for details.
Image: On the Barricades -photo by Matt Murphy