A musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Performed entirely by students.
Les Misérables is a timeless musical masterpiece that brings Victor Hugo's classic novel to life. Set against the backdrop of post-revolutionary France, this epic tale follows the journeys of Jean Valjean, a former convict seeking redemption, and Inspector Javert, who relentlessly pursues him. The musical is a powerful exploration of love, sacrifice, and the human spirit, featuring unforgettable characters, stirring music, and a compelling narrative. With its emotional depth and memorable songs, Les Misérables has captivated audiences worldwide, making it a beloved and hair-raising piece of musical theatre.
Music by Claude-Michell Schonberg. Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. Original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. Additional material by James Fenton. Adapted by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. Original orchestrations by John Cameron. New orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker. Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh. School edition specially adapted and licensed by Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh (Overseas) Ltd. New orchestrations specially adapted for the school edition by Stephen Metcalfe.