ONE of the world’s longest running musicals Les Miserables tells the story of convict Jean Valjean after his release from a French prison where he was incarcerated for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread and subsequent attempts to escape.
The classis is coming for a run of shows to Mandurah Performing Arts Centre from September 21.
Les Mis is set against the backdrop of 19th century France and the aftermath of the French revolution, a timeless story of intertwined destinies revealing the power of compassion and the quiet evil of indifference to human suffering.
When Valjean is again arrested for theft, he is later released and promises to become an honest man.
Under an assumed name, he enters the town of Montreuil-sur-Mer where he invents an ingenious manufacturing process that brings the town prosperity and eventually becomes mayor.
As Valjean’s request for a new life carries him into Paris and the barricades of the Student Revolution, he is hunted by Inspector Javert and the ghosts of his past.
Amid the battle for the soul of Paris, he discovers the true meaning of love and salvation.
Performed in more than 40 countries and 22 languages and with a lush swelling score featuring such classics as I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, and Bring Him Home, Les Mis brings Hugo’s revolutionary novel blazingly to life.
It is directed by Stray Cats Theatre Company’s Karen Francis.
WHAT: Les Miserables.
WHERE: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
WHEN: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 21, 22, 23 with matinees on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24.