Friday, 8 November 2013

Les Miserables Theatre Show

When it comes to musicals there are none that measure up to the daddy of them all. Les Miserables is now the longest running musical in the world, having been seen and adored by more than 62 million theatre goers in 42 countries around the world, since its first opening night 28 years ago.

Taking the audience back to 19th century France, Les Miserables tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his relentless pursuer Javert. Following 19 years serving his sentence on a chain gang, Valjean is given parole but is condemned to live as an outcast, shunned by society because he has to display his ‘ticket of leave’. His life is changed forever by the kindness of a Bishop who, despite Valjean stealing from him, lied to the police on his behalf to secure his freedom. His lesson learned, Valjean breaks his parole and changes both his name and his fate.

Valjean goes on to become a respected factory owner and town mayor, helping the unfortunate Fantine and her illegitimate daughter Cosette. All the time the shadow of the ruthless Javert casts long over his fortunes. 

The story follows them to Paris nine years later where a student lead rebellion is brewing on the streets and, once again, the paths of Valjean and his nemesis Javert will fatefully cross.

Les Miserables has also recently been a massive success on the silver screen with the movie starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.

Tickets to this incredible show at the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End are available now from

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