John Owen-Jones in Les Miserables
(© Michael Le Poer Trench)
John Owen-Jones in Les Miserables
(© Michael Le Poer Trench)
The new 25th anniversary touring production of Les Miserables will transfer to London later this year for a limited season at the Barbican Theatre, September 14 - October 2. Laurence Connor and James Powell have directed the production, which features design by Matt Kinley.

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.