This is one musical that never gets old.
Les Misérables the musical, based on the Victor Hugo novel which itself was first published in 1862, is returning to Singapore 20 years after it was last staged at Kallang Theatre.
The new production by Cameron Mackintosh — which debuted five years ago on the 25th anniversary of Les Miz — just finished playing Sydney and is on its way to Brisbane. It reaches the Lion City in May 2016 where it will run for nine weeks at the Esplanade Theatre.
Playing the iconic role of Jean Valjean is established actor and musical theatre star Simon Gleeson, while Earl Carpenter plays Valjean’s antagonist Javert. Joining them are Patrice Tipoki as Fantine, Kerrie Anne Greenland as Eponine, Chris Durling as Enjolras and Emily Langridge as Cosette.
According to the news release, the new production features glorious modernised staging, orchestrations and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.
Les Misérables at Esplanade Theatre runs in May 2016 (Tue-Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 1:30pm & 7pm). Tickets on sale from Nov 2: $58, $98, $128, $168, $198, $228.