Les Miserables London - The Worlds Longest Running Musical
Honouring the greatest revolution of all times- Les Miserables reenacts the adventures
and adversities of French Revolution on stage. As the greatest musical of all times,
Les Miserables enjoys an unprecedented success in the league of musicals and is
coined as the theatre jewel of West End.
Based on French poet and playwright, Victor Hugos celebrated novel of 1862, Les
Miserables is a musical by Claude-Michel Schenberg. Appealing to a universal audience,
Les Miserables, the book as well as the musical is a multi-dimensional phenomenon
reflecting the realities and profound complexities of the world in which we live.
Set in early 19th-century France, the story catches upon the incidental events of
the characters involved in the story. One particularly interesting tale is the story
of Jean Valjean, a burly French peasant of excessive strength and a more violent-prone
nature as he struggles for his redemption.
Despite its inherent theme of adversity and misfortune, the show is not an all gloom
and no glory show. On the face value the hard hitting facts and bitter realities
do make for most of the musical, but the show is actually a bold and brave attempt
to establish and realize the important principles essential for a dignified life
on earth and these principles, the cherished slogans of French Revolution Liberté,
Égalité and Fraternité are reflected and respected beautifully in the musical.
The soulful score of the musical, including the heart-touching songs like I Dreamed
A Dream, Do You Hear the People Sing, Bring Him Home and Castle on a Cloud add greatly
to the musical.
With a viewership of over 60 million and a universal approach in its idea, Les Miserables
is an emblem of theatre success and glory and is the longest running musical of
West End with no intention of stopping in its footsteps and is booked for good at
Queens Theatre London.