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20 April 2020

The Staged Concert - Out Now on Digital Download

For every digital download purchased (RRP £9.99) The Mackintosh Foundation will separately donate £5.00 to be shared amongst the charities Acting for Others, the Musicians' Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund and Captain Tom Moore’s Walk for the NHS fund*. In addition, Mackintosh has launched the fundraising today by donating £100,000 from his Foundation.

Cameron Mackintosh said:

“I am delighted that Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group is releasing Les Misérables -The Staged Concert as a digital download at this time of crisis as it also allows my Foundation to help raise much needed funds for particular charities that are under such pressure at the moment. Alongside the concert we will also be releasing a specially created mini documentary “Bringing it Home” which includes footage of the stars at their homes talking about their experiences both of live theatre and the show plus never seen before backstage footage that wonderfully captures the humour, camaraderie and thrill of performing to live audiences in these hauntingly beautiful and exciting historic buildings. In these extraordinary times we hope that fans and everyone who loves the theatre will be reminded of how special a theatrical experience can be, going to the very heart of our British culture, which make our nation so special and unique. I am exceptionally proud of everyone involved in the making of the Concert and very much hope my Foundation will be able to help a raise a considerable amount of money for these deserving charities.”

The spectacular sell-out staging of this legendary concert, with a company of over 65, ran last year at the intimate Gielgud Theatre while the home of Les Misérables at the re-named Sondheim Theatre was undergoing major refurbishments in time for a thrillingly acclaimed re-opening that took place in December last year.

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The digital download of the Staged Concert is available in the UK and Australia. For the first 80,000 downloads the Mackintosh Foundation is donating £5 split between 3 charities – Acting for Others, The Musicians Union Benevolent Fund and Captain Tom Moore’s Walk for the NHS. Bringing it Home Bonus content available on Sky Store from Monday 20th April and on iTunes from Thursday 23rd April - if you purchased the Staged Concert from iTunes before this date it will automatically be downloaded.

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1 November 2019

Les Miz rocks cinemas for one night only!

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LES MIZ ROCKS TO THE RAFTERS - GENERATING MEGAWATTS OF ELECTRICITY. THIS IS ALSO ONE OF THE MOST INTIMATE AND TREMENDOUSLY MOVING LES MIS EXPERIENCES I’VE EVER HAD” – BAZ BAMIGBOYE, DAILY MAIL

"STAR VOICES, A THRILLING ORCHESTRA AND BRILLIANT PRESENTATION: THE PERFECT TONIC WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE FULL LES MIS SPECTACLE TO RETURN TO SHAFTESBURY AVENUE” – RICHARD MORRISON, THE TIMES

“I LOVED IT, WHAT A NIGHT! IT WAS WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFULLY STAGED AND WORKS SO BRILLIANTLY AS A CONCERT.  IT WAS TRULY SUPERB AND ACTUALLY BREATHED NEW LIFE INTO A SHOW I KNOW SO WELL AND LOVE AND HAVE SEEN MANY TIMES” –  GABY ROSLIN, BBC RADIO LONDON

 

For one night only, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular sell-out staged concert version of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, Les Misérables – The Staged Concert will be broadcast live in cinemas across the UK, Ireland and the United States on Monday, 2 December 2019 from the Gielgud Theatre in London.  

Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals – and now Les Misérables – The Staged Concert is the must-see event for all fans of musical theatre and live event cinema. Tickets are on sale Monday, 4 November – you can book tickets here www.lesmisconcert.com. There will be a lottery to buy tickets for the filmed performance at the Gielgud Theatre in London on Monday, 2 December at 7pm. Patrons can enter the lottery online via www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/LesMisLottery at 11.45am GMT on Friday, 8 November. When the lottery begins at 12pm, winners will be randomly taken to the booking pages where they will be able to book up to 2 tickets for the performance.

Leading an outstanding cast and orchestra of over 65 are Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thénardier), who perform the songs I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More, On My Own and many more.  This sensational one night only cinematic live event is not to be missed. 

Cameron Mackintosh said: “The extraordinary sell-out success and response to our spectacular new theatrical concert staging of Les Misérables has been phenomenal so we are thrilled to add one final extra performance on 2 December which will be streamed LIVE to cinema audiences around the UK, Ireland and the US.  Starring our entirely brilliant London cast headed by Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas, our 16 week limited season at the Gielgud sold out in a few days but now you can storm the barricades to ensure you catch this thrilling live performance direct from the West End in a cinema near you. For the masses of disappointed fans who couldn't get to see this amazing concert in London this live event will be a unique shared experience of thrilling drama, glorious music and sensational singing performed by an amazing all-star cast and orchestra of over 65 - the like of which you will have never seen before.  If you have ever Dreamed a Dream - this is it!”

Cameron Mackintosh presents Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical Les Misérables – The Staged Concert. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer Original French Text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel.

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Final cast announced for concert

As rehearsals begin for Les Misérables -The Staged Concert, Cameron Mackintosh introduces Shan Ako and Lily Kerhoas who complete the principal casting as Éponine and Cosette respectively.  They join the previously announced Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine, Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Rob Houchen as Marius, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras, Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier and, for three performances a week, John Owen-Jones as Jean Valjean.

This spectacular staging of the legendary concert, with a company of over 65, will run from 10 August – 30 November 2019 at the intimate Gielgud Theatre, next door to the home of Les Misérables at the recently re-named Sondheim Theatre, previously the Queen’s.

The company also includes Rosanna Bates, Adam Bayjou, Ciaran Bowling, Simon Bowman, Oliver Brenin, Earl Carpenter, Vinny Coyle, Samantha Dorsey, Tamsin Dowsett, Nicola Espallardo, Celia Graham, Barnaby Hughes, Holly-Anne Hull, Oliver Jackson, Christopher Jacobsen, Gavin James, Will Jennings, Ciaran Joyce, Katie Kerr, Sarah Lark, Joanna Loxton, Craig Mather, Stephen Matthews, James Nicholson, Rosa O’Reilly, Claire Parrish, Sophie Reeves, Grainne Renihan, Leo Roberts, Raymond Walsh, Gemma Wardle and Andrew York. 

Les Misérables’ much celebrated score 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.

Les Misérables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel with additional material by James Fenton and adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

 

Produced on stage by Cameron Mackintosh, Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical now in its 35th year in London.  Produced on screen also by Mackintosh (along with Working Title and Universal), Les Misérables is now the most successful movie of an original stage musical.  The new production of Les Misérables, with a separate company, is currently on a sold-out international tour which has recently been extended to Autumn 2020.

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