Les Misérables arrives in Sydney

Les Miserables_One Day More_photo by Matt Murphy_reviewFollowing critically acclaimed seasons in Melbourne and Perth, the acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary Les Misérables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, opens this week at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century revolutionary France, Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical and has been seen by over 65 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 22 languages. The production has been praised by critics, fans and new audiences, breaking box office records internationally and inspiring filmmakers to make the outstandingly successful movie which went on to win 3 Oscar’s, 3 Golden Globes and 4 BAFTA’s.

Cameron Mackintosh has assembled an extremely talented cast for this brand new production of Les Misérables consisting of some of Australia’s brightest stars Simon Gleeson, Hayden Tee, Patrice Tipoki, Lara Mulcahy, Trevor Ashley, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Emily Langridge, Chris Durling and Euan Doidge.

Australian critics have been unanimous in applauding the gifted cast who night after night have superbly delivered the classic songs including 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.

The new Australian production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell and designed by Matt Kinley. Original costumes are by Andreane Neofitou, additional costumes by Christine Rowland, lighting design by Paule Constable and sound design by Mick Potter. Executive Producer of the Australian production is Michael Cassel.

Les Misérables opens this Thursday 26 March at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. For more information and bookings: visit: www.lesmis.com.au for details.

Image: Les Misérables – photo by Matt Murphy