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Les Miserables returns to the Barbican

Friday, 17th Sep 2010

Les Miserables is to move back to the Barbican theatre again, 25 years after it was originally showcased at the location.

The touring cast of the show have reach the London venue after taking in cities including Manchester and Edinburgh and are set to perform on the stage 22 times to October 2nd.

However, the West End version of the show at the Queen's Theatre will continue to be produced simultaneously, a feat which the London Evening Standard suggested was a first in British theatre.

Despite its success, the newspaper noted how it was panned by critics on its opening night and Sir Cameron Mackintosh, the impresario behind the show, said he would not have believed anyone who said it would eventually run five times longer than both West Side Story and My Fair Lady.

Fans who do not catch the show at either of the two theatres have a third opportunity to see a performance with the special 25th anniversary show scheduled to be held at the O2 Arena on October 3rd 2010, with a matinee and evening production to be held.

By Jemma Howard  

Article filed under: Theatre News | Musicals |