Revamped Les Miserables To Begin 25th Anniversary Tour In UK In December
A revamped Les Miserables will set out on a 25th Anniversary U.K and International tour this month.
The tour will make its first stop at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff from this week. It will then move to Palace Theatre in Manchester from 19 January, Theatre Royal in Norwich 16 February, Hippodrome in Birmingham 23 March, Playhouse in Edinbugh 20 April and Chatelet in Paris 26 May. Further dates and venues are to be announced.
Created by Cameron Mackintosh, Les Miserables tells the story of Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is caught and brought back by police, and is astonished when the Bishop lies to the police to save him, also giving him two precious candlesticks. Valjean decides to start his life anew.