After nearly a decade since the last UK tour sold out within days, the Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables will open at Curve Leicester for a season from 3 to 24 November 2018 (press night 14 November 2018).
The production will then play the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin (5 December 2018 to 12 January 2019), Festival Theatre Edinburgh (22 January to 16 February 2019) and Manchester Palace Theatre (19 February to 30 March 2019). Further dates will be announced.
Producer 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.”
This 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.
Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables has been seen by more than 120 million people worldwide in 45 countries and in 22 languages.
Les Misérables 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 orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and additions 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.