|Les Mis returns|
Les Mis makes return visit to Northwest, Aug
Date: 25 January 2010
Les Miserables, currently wowing audiences in Manchester, returns to the region in August at the Lowry.
The show currently at the Palace Theatre until 13 February 2010 also visits Norwich, Birmingham, Bristol and Edinburgh.
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 a new life.
Recently the show has reached a new audience via the hit TV show Britain's Got Talent, as Susan Boyle chose to sing "I Dreamed A Dream" at her audition and on the live shows, receiving millions of hits on You Tube and selling albums in the UK and becoming a hit recording artiste in America.
The show last appeared in Manchester nine years ago. This new tour is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell and stars John Owen Jones, Earl Carpenter and Gareth Gates.
Some extra tickets are currently on sale for the Palace dates. Les Mis visits the Lowry for two weeks from Tues 10 Aug - Sat 21 Aug and tickets are on sale now.
- by Glenn Meads
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