What is Les Misérables about?
Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, Les Misérables tells a riveting tale of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice, and redemption in a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Since the musical's opening in 1985, it has been produced in 44 countries, translated into 22 languages, and seen by more than 70 million people worldwide.
Les Misérables tells the story of the convict Jean Valjean, who is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean promises to care for the orphaned Cosette, his life changes forever. Years later, Valjean's daughter falls in love, revolution sweeps through France, and Javert continues his pursuit of Valjean. As these forces culminate, how will Valjean's story end?
Featuring the songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More" and "On My Own," Les Misérables is the winner of eight Tony Awards.
Who is the creative team behind the show?
Les Misérables is produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Claude-Michel Schönberg is the book co-writer and the composer of both Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, all in collaboration with Alain Boublil.