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Les Misérables has indisputably become the world's most popular musical having been seen by over 50 million people worldwide in 38 countries and in 21 languages. From its celebrated opening in London in October 1985, this adaptation immediately captured the imagination and enthusiasm of the theatre-going public.
Set in 19th century France, the dramatic Les Misérables includes the songs like 'On My Own', 'One Day More' and 'Do You Hear The People Sing?'.
There have been 31 cast recordings of Les Misérables, including the multi-platinum London cast album and the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums. The video of the 10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert has sold well over one million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling musical videos in the UK.
The Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Misérables, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, is based on the novel by Victor Hugo, has lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton.
Les Misérables is adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. It became the first full-scale Western musical to play in China in the English language when it opened for a limited run at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in June 2002, where it sold out to a rapturous reception.
On the 8th October 2006 Les Misérables celebrated its 21st birthday and became the world’s longest running musical, surpassing the record created by CATS in the West End!
Seen by more than 55 million people worldwide in 39 countries and in 21 languages, this spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece continues to thrill audiences night after night.
Les Misérables is truly 'the people's musical'.
"This great musical is a masterpiece of storytelling.", The Sunday Times
"The production still feels amazingly fresh and full bodied.", Chalres Spencer for The Daily Telegraph
"A certified phenomenon! A Marvel of musicla theatre.", Robert Feldberg, Bergen Record
"One of the best musicals fo all time! The cast is superb.", Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC-TV