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Beneath The Trapdoor Of LES MISERABLES In The West End

For anyone who has ever wondered what the view looks like from backstage for the actors about to go on from below the vast stage of the West End production of mega-musical sensation LES MISERABLES - the longest-running musical in West End history - through its trapdoor, then look no further than a new behind-the-scenes glimpse at the legendary and highly theatrical trapdoors utilized so effectively in Trevor Nunn and John Caird's epic staging of the gigantic show.

The most memorable and masterful use of the trapdoor is perhaps its utilization by the nefarious Thenardiers during the climax of the unforgettable Act One closer "One Day More", though the wittily integrated and time-worn stage device is sporadically used quite a bit throughout the show's three-hour running time.

LES MISERABLES originally opened October 8, 1985, at the Barbican Theatre. Subsequently, LES MISERABLES has been staged on Broadway and around the world, culminating in a hit feature film adaptation last year whose success has spawned an eagerly anticipated 2014 Broadway revival and a new Toronto production which kicked off last month.

For more information on LES MISERABLES in the West End, visit the official LES MISERABLES UK site here.

View a large version of the backstage photo of the trapdoor entrance in LES MISERABLES below.

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