Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES will open at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in March 2015.
Tickets go on-sale on Monday 25th August from Ticketmaster.
Hailed by Australian critics as “a theatrical triumph” and “one of the world’s greatest musicals”, this new production of the much-loved blockbuster musical features glorious modernised staging, orchestrations and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. “Uncommonly raw” and “strikingly intense”, this new version of LES MISÉRABLES is not to be missed. Audiences that have seen the show in the past, have never seen it like this, in what critics proclaim, “Exceeds the original”.
“This actually exceeds the original – Les Mis is born again” New York 1 Television
“Thrilling, spectacular and unforgettable.” The New York Times
“The stunning original has now been surpassed … five stars.” Time Out
“A defining moment in Australian music theatre.” Broadway World
“Powerful and enduring … will hold a new generation of fans in thrall.” The Age
‘A sizzling Les Mis for the 21st century!’ The Huffington Post
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Andrew Stoner said: “Les Misérables remains incredibly popular with audiences across the world and the NSW Government is delighted to have secured this anniversary season for Sydney.
“Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Les Misérables at the Capitol Theatre is estimated to attract more than 91,000 visitors to Sydney, injecting around $32 million in visitor expenditure over six months.”
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 superbly deliver 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”, “Master of the House” and many more.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century revolutionary France, LES MISÉRABLES has been seen by over 65 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 22 languages and is undisputedly one of the most popular musicals of all time. Having won more than 100 major awards around the world it has been hailed as “the most stirring, moving musical ever”. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, it is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.
LES MISÉRABLES is currently playing in Melbourne at Her Majesty’s Theatre and will continue onto Perth’s Crown Theatre in January 2015 before transferring to the Capitol Theatre in Sydney in March 2015.