Cameron Mackintosh has announced that his acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schonberg’s musical Les Miserables is to open at the Leicester Curve in November 2018. The Les Miserables UK Tour will then visit Dublin, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Bradford, Plymouth, and Wales.
Cameron Mackintosh said, “Since I first conceived the new production of “Les Misérables” to celebrate the shows 25th anniversary in 2009, this production has taken the world by storm – more than matching the success of the original, which can now only be seen in London. I am thrilled that modern audiences have embraced this production as Les Mis for the 21st century and it is playing to packed houses all over the world in many languages. It also inspired the hugely successful movie version starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne.
This latest version comes hot from its recent Broadway triumph (now once again on a sell-out tour of North America) and is even more spectacular than the original. I am very proud that this extraordinary Boublil and Schönberg musical remains as fresh, thrilling and exciting as ever – and people are still storming the barricades for a ticket.”
This brilliant new staging has scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, and has been seen in North America, South America, Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and Broadway.
Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has tweeted on 19 April that Killian Donnelly will play Jean Valjean in the UK Tour.
Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Les Miserables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The original Les Miserables orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and additional orchestrations by Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker. The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowland, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and Geoffrey Garratt, projections by Fifty-Nine Productions and music supervision by Stephen Brooker and Graham Hurman.
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LES MISERABLES UK TOUR AND WEST END
3-24 November 2018
5 December 2018 – 12 January 2019
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
22 January – 16 February 2019
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
19 February – 30 March 2019
Palace Theatre, Manchester
2 April – 11 May 2019
14 May – 8 June 2019
Milton Keynes Theatre
11 June – 6 July 2019
Plymouth Theatre Royal
9 July – 10 August 2019
15 August – 5 October 2019
Newcastle Theatre Royal
9 – 26 October 2019
26 November 2019 – 4 January 2020
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff