Cameron Mackintosh, in association with Nick Grace Management, has announced the World Tour of Les Misérables The Arena Spectacular, opening with European dates from September 2024.
Already booked to perform in over 15 countries worldwide including the UK, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and beyond, the World Tour will begin as the stage musical enters its 39th revolutionary year and will run throughout the upcoming 40th anniversary celebrations for the world’s longest running musical in 2025.
Les Misérables The Arena Spectacular will be expanded from the hugely successful Les Misérables The Staged Concert which played for over 200 record-breaking performances in the West End.
It will have an extraordinary new design specifically created for arenas (and large theatres) with audiences of between 3000 – 5000. This spectacular production will have a UK company of over 110 actors, musicians and crew featuring a core cast with a great number of celebrated Les Mis guest stars appearing as their schedules allow.
“Since the very first concert performance of Les Misérables in Sydney in January 1989, this remarkable musical has proved to be as powerful and successful in its every manifestation, whether in its original full theatrical form, a blockbuster musical movie, or any of its numerous spectacularly staged concert performances,” said producer Cameron Mackintosh in a statement.
“Over the show’s nearly 40-year existence, it has also proved to be the launch pad for an extraordinary list of stars around the world, in many different languages and countries. This much anticipated world tour will be a unique opportunity for many of these celebrated performers to play their favorite roles for short periods in different parts of the world, so fans will get the chance to see their favorite stars (and mine!) in their favorite musical.”
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg. With music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. Adapted by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, it has additional material by James Fenton.
Its 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.
Exact dates, cities, venues, casting and on sale details will begin to be revealed later this year. For more information and to join the waitlist, visit: www.lesmis.com for details.
Image: Les Misérables The Arena Spectacular (sourced)