Based on Victor Hugo's classic humanitarian novel set in 19th-century revolutionary France, Les Miserables has a book by Alain Boublil, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer.
The company features John Owen-Jones (Jean Valjean) and Earl Carpenter (Javert), both of whom have played the roles in the West End production, as well as Gareth Gates (Marius).
The engagement at the Barbican will begin just before the show's actual 25th anniversary. Les Miserables had its world premiere at the Barbican on October 8, 1985. This production, adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird and designed by John Napier, continues to run in London at the Queen's Theatre.
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