Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, began its international tour in Manila in March 2016. It then opened in Singapore in May 2016 and then had its Middle East premiere at Dubai Opera on 15 November 2016. The much-loved and critically acclaimed show opened Dubai’s first purpose-built performing arts theatre.
Following an extensive search, Cameron Mackintosh was thrilled to reveal the talented cast for the highly-anticipated International Tour of LES MISÉRABLES.
“I was delighted to have brought my hugely acclaimed new production on this International Tour in Asia, which has proved just as successful all over the world as the original production that has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in London last October – the only place in the world where you can still see the original production. Having created my new production over five years ago to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of LES MISÉRABLES, it is now in its third year on Broadway, having broken box office records across America and in Canada for over three years, with separate companies in Japan, Korea, Spain and of course Australia, where it swept all the top awards and closed after an incredible nineteen month run.
‘A five star hit, astonishingly powerful’ – The Times, UK
‘Thrilling, spectacular & unforgettable’ – The New York Times
‘Five stars … a musical and theatrical triumph … Les Mis is master of the house once more’
– Herald Sun, Melbourne
“Magnificent Misérables – Artistic Perfection’ – Le Figaro, Paris
‘A dynamic, enthralling experience … this new production will elevate emotions in
ways previously unknown’ – Daily Telegraph, Sydney
‘One of the most memorable productions of the last 25 years’ – La Vanguardia, Madrid
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century revolutionary France, LES MISÉRABLES is a much loved blockbuster musical which has been seen by over 70 million people worldwide in 45 countries and in 22 languages. LES MISÉRABLES is undisputedly one of the most popular musicals of all time. Having won more than 125 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. The magnificent score of LES MISÉRABLES includes 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.
This new production of LES MISÉRABLES 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®, 4 BAFTAs and 5 Helpmann Awards®.
Cameron Mackintosh’s production of LES MISÉRABLES 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. Adapted by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, it has additional material by James Fenton. The 25th Anniversary 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 Producers of the Dubai production were Nicholas Allott, Thomas Schönberg and Michael Cassel.