Les Misérables, the world’s longest running and most loved of musicals, returns to Her Majesty’s Theatre. LYRIC produced this outstanding show in 2009 and this new production of Les Misérables will build on that wealth of experience with, of course, an exceptional cast.
Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his desire for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists attempt to overthrow the government at a street barricade.
Featuring anthems such as …”Do you hear the people sing”, “I dreamed a dream”, “Stars” and “Bring Him Home”, Les Misérables continues to be a crowd favourite, and it is only fitting that “the little girl” is being returned to her home, celebrating the much anticipated re-opening of the beautiful, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat.