The world premiere of Les Misérables takes place tonight at Leicester Square, following yesterday’s special screening for the cast and crew. Les Misérables hits cinemas on the 11 January.
The motion picture adaptation of the stage musical is directed by Academy Award winner, Tom Hooper, and produced by the Working Title and Cameron Mackintosh. It stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.
The stage production of Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical, seen by 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe. It is currently breaking box office records across North America and in Spain, with further productions due to open in Canada, Australia, South America, South Africa, Korea, Japan and China over the next three years.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells the story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption.
The story centres on ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, who is hunted for decades by the ruthless p-oliceman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
The West End stage production, now in its 27 year was voted Favourite Musical by audiences in our first annual TheatrePeople Awards. It currently stars Geronimo Rauch in the role of Jean Valjean, alongside Danielle Hope (winner of BBC1's smash hit Over the Rainbow) as Eponine, Sierra Boggess (Christine in the 25th Anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera) as Fantine, Craig Mather as Marius and Samantha Dorsey as Cosette.