Les Mis for Festival

February 26, 2018 | By | Reply More

Broadway production of Les Miserables coming Jan 2019

Cameron Mackintosh’s Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Miserables is to play Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre as part of a UK tour opening at the Curve Leicester in November 2018.

This is the first UK tour of Les Miserables in a decade. The production will play the  Festival theatre for four weeks, from Tuesday 22 January to Saturday 16 February 2019, with tickets going on sale straight away to Festival Theatre Friends. Tickets will go on general sale on March 12.

Les Miserables – the barricades Pic: Michael Le Poer Trench © CML

Announcing the tour, Cameron Mackintosh said: “Since I first conceived the new production of Les Misérables to celebrate the shows 25th anniversary in 2009, this production has taken the world by storm – more than matching the success of the original, which can now only be seen in London.

“I am thrilled that modern audiences have embraced this production as Les Mis for the 21st century and it is playing to packed houses all over the world in many languages. It also inspired the hugely successful movie version starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne.”



The new staging has scenery designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. It is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell with costumes by Andreane Neofitou.

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Mackintosh added: “This latest version comes hot from its recent Broadway triumph (now once again on a sell-out tour of North America) and is even more spectacular than the original.

“I am very proud that this extraordinary Boublil and Schönberg musical remains as fresh, thrilling and exciting as ever – and people are still storming the barricades for a ticket.”

Les Miserables. At the Barricade. Pic Michael Le Poer Trench. Copyright CML

Booking for the Festival Theatre is already open to members of the Edinburgh Festival Cities Theatres Trust friends scheme who can get 20% off tickets for the 22, 23, 24, 29 & 30 January performances if they book before Monday 12 March 2018.

Tickets will go on sale to groups (more than eight people) on Monday 5 March 2018 at 11am. Groups can only be booked over the phone and can get £4 off on Tuesday to Thursday performances.

Tickets will go on general sale on Monday 12 March at 10am.

The production will also tour to Dublin and Manchester with more dates and casting to be announced.

Listing

Les Miserables
Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT
Tuesday 22 January – Saturday 16 February 2018.
Tue – Sat evenings 7.30pm; Matinees: Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm (also Weds 13 Feb); Sun: 2pm.
Tickets from http://www.capitaltheatres.com/lesmiserables.

Les Miserables website: lesmis.com.

Les Miserables on tour 2018/19:
3 – 24 Nov 2018 Leicester
Curve Theatre
01162 423 595 Book online
5 Dec 2018 – 12 Jan 2019 Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
01752 230440 Book online
22 Jan – 16 Feb 2019 Edinburgh
Festival Theatre
0131 529 6000 Book online
19 Feb – 30 Mar 2019 Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
2 Apr – 11 May 2019 Birmingham
Hippodrome
0844 338 5000 Book online
14 May – 8 June 2019 Milton Keynes
Theatre
0844 871 7652 Book online
15 Aug – 5 Oct 2019 Newcastle
Theatre Royal
0844 811 2121 Book online

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