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Les Misérables to return to Birmingham Hippodrome next year

By Rebecca Stanley | Birmingham | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

Les Misérables opened at Birmingham Hippodrome last week - and the show is already set to return next year.

Les Misérables. Photo by: Matthew Murphy

Cameron Mackintoshhas announced that his acclaimed production of the Boublil and Schönberg musical, Les Misérables, will return to Birmingham Hippodrome from June 30 to July 18, 2020.

The musical opened it's near sell-out run at the theatre this week, where it will play until May 11.

Since Cameron first conceived this new production of Les Misérables in 2009 to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary it has taken the world by storm.

Originally touring the UK throughout 2009 and 2010, and concluding with 22 performances at the Barbican, this production was hailed by audiences and critics alike. The current tour opened in Leicester in November last year and has already played sell out runs in Dublin, Edinburgh and Manchester.

Inspired by the hugely successful movie version starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne, this new staging features scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.

The production has been a global success story having being seen across the globe in North America, Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and Broadway.

Boublil and Schönberg’s score of Les Misérables includes the songs such as 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.

Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.

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Fiona Allan, Birmingham Hippodrome artistic director and chief executive said: “A show of the phenomenal appeal of Les Misérables comes along only a few times in your life: its enduring popularity and beloved status with audiences is incomparable.

"So much so, we are planning to bring it back to Birmingham again in 2020. So for those who missed out on tickets this year - or those who want to see it again - this is another opportunity to catch the world’s favourite musical. My advice - book early.”

To book tickets visit birminghamhippodrome.com or call 0844 338 5000 (4.5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@expressandstar.co.uk

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