See Les Miserables at the The Lowry
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.