Les Miserables, commonly known as Les Mis, is one of the biggest musicals in the world. It has over 100 international awards, including three Laurence Olivier Awards. The sung-through musical now celebrates over three decades of its West End run with an exciting UK tour. Les Miserables will visit several cities, stopping at Manchester’s Lowry Theatre along the way.
Set in the 19th century France, the story follows peasant Jean Valjean who has just been released from prison. Outcast and unable to find a job, Valjean starts to create a new life and identity for himself. He tries to help poor factory worker Fantine by taking her daughter Cosette into his care. However, the ghosts of his past continue to follow him into his new life – as does police inspector Javert.
The tale is one of struggle and suffering, redemption and revolution. Les Miserables is a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel. It inspired Peter Farago’s French concept album, and would later be adapted for stage in French by by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Jean-Marc Natel and Alain Boublil. Following the success of ‘Cats’ on Broadway producer Cameron Mackintosh later created the English version of Les Mis.
The production features a passionate score, with songs such as ‘On My Own’, ‘Master of the House’ and ‘Castle on a Cloud’. Having won a Tony Award for Best Original Score, the music Les Miserables is truly unforgettable.
Now’s your chance to sing along as Les Miserables arrives in Manchester. The touring production will also feature incredible new staging and scenery, inspired by Victor Hugo’s paintings. Don’t miss out on tickets to Les Miserables, running from 12th -30th May at The Lowry.
Located just next to Manchester's Media City, The Lowry draws crowds to Salford wanting to see big productions of theatre. It's a popular stop for West End touring shows such as Calendar Girls, Blood Brothers and Wicked. There's also plenty of home grown plays, and shows and exhibitions from across the performing and visual arts spectrum. From big names in comedy to top performers from dance and music, The Lowry's stage lights up each night with talent.
Visitors to the arts centre will be impressed by the waterside surroundings. The Lowry rests on Salford Quays, so unlike most of Manchester's other theatres, the vibes are peaceful, calm and away from hustle and bustle. It also boasts great views to enjoy while dining and drinking before a show, as well as great onsite amenities. Inside, the venue is modern and spacious, perfect for those wanting to relax with contemporary facilities or visiting with families.
The Lowry opened in 2000, and today is considered one of Manchester's dominant stages. It is one of the region's most visited cultural venues and is paving the way for accessibility in theatre. It consistently strives to play a role in promoting the arts among young people, nurturing and engaging its community through projects and opportunities.