Preview: Les Misérables at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Preview: Les Misérables at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

by Catherine Collins.

World renowned smash hit musical, Les Misérables, returns to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton for a three week run next month, from March 8 to 26.

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production, first conceived in 2009 to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary, inspired the hugely successful movie version starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne.

Ex-convict Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by ruthless policeman, Javert, after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, Les Misérables is based on the novel by Victor Hugo and the show includes the songs, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing?, One Day More, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Master Of The House, and many more.

The cast includes Dean Chisnallas as Jean Valjean, Nic Greenshields as Javert and Katie Hall as Fantine. 

“Touring a show like this, that has such a resounding message for humanity to people is really special, explains Dean. “ I have been staggered by the audience reaction from day one since I’ve been in the show, but when you take it on tour it’s something else. 

“The messages of Les Mis’ are still so relevant. Everyone has something that they can relate to in the show, something that they have experienced in their lives. The show now is as fresh as it ever was, it’s a wonderful company that we’ve got here, and we’re delighted to be sharing it with people. 

“There is no show that has a reaction quite like this one. It’s the greatest show on earth.”

 

Tickets for Les Misérables (8 – 26 March) are on sale at mayflower.org.uk or 02380 711811. 

 

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