New Les Misérables tour to start at Leicester’s Curve

Published: 28 February 2018
Reporter: Steve Orme

Back to the barricades: Les Misérables Credit: Michael Le Poer Trench

Cameron Mackintosh has announced a new UK tour of Les Misérables which will start at Leicester’s Curve in November 2018.

Mackintosh said, “since I first conceived the new production of Les Misérables to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary in 2009, this production has taken the world by storm—more than matching the success of the original, which can now be seen only in London. I’m thrilled that modern audiences have embraced this production as Les Mis for the 21st century and it’s playing to packed houses all over the world in many languages.

“This latest version comes hot from its recent Broadway triumph and is even more spectacular than the original. I’m very proud that this extraordinary Boublil and Schönberg musical remains as fresh, thrilling and exciting as ever—and people are still storming the barricades for a ticket.”

Curve’s chief executive Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster said, “we’re thrilled to be opening the tour of this phenomenal production of Les Misérables.

“This will be the fourth time we’ve collaborated with Cameron Mackintosh and also marks the first time Les Misérables has played in Leicester. It’s thanks to the great relationship which our team at Curve have developed with Cameron Mackintosh and his staff that we continue bringing first-class international productions to Curve.”

The show opens at Curve from 3 until 24 November. It then plays the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin from 5 December until 12 January 2019, Festival Theatre Edinburgh from 22 January until 16 February and Manchester Palace Theatre from 19 February until 30 March 2019. Further dates will be announced.

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