Les Miserables at Queen's Theatre

Les Miserables 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 score includes the songs 'On My Own', 'One Day More' and'Do You Hear The People Sing?'.

There have been 31 cast recordings of Les Miserables, 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 HallGala Concert has sold well over one million copies worldwide, making itone of the best-selling musical videos in the UK .

The Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production of “LES MISERABLES” 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 MISERABLES”is adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

“LES MISERABLES” became the first full-scale Western musical to play in China in the English language when it opened for a limited run at theShanghai Grand Theatre in June 2002, where it sold out to a rapturous reception. Plans are well advanced for a Chinese language production of Les Miserables to be produced in a specially built theatre in 2005/2006.