Belfast, known for its rich cultural heritage, is set to welcome a groundbreaking event as the renowned musical “Les Misérables” makes its debut appearance in the city. The announcement comes as part of an expansive arena tour that promises to captivate audiences worldwide.
Renowned producer Cameron Mackintosh has unveiled plans for “Les Misérables: The Arena Spectacle,” a spectacular world tour that will commence its journey at the SSE Arena in Belfast on September 19, 2024.
The musical extravaganza is set to enthrall audiences until September 28, 2024, marking an exciting and historic moment for Belfast’s vibrant arts scene.
Les Misérables stands as one of the world’s most iconic musicals, weaving a tapestry of diverse tales set against the backdrop of the tumultuous French Revolution. This is adapted from Victor Hugo’s celebrated novel of the same name. This theatrical masterpiece boasts a storied legacy, earning its place as one of the longest-running productions on both London’s West End and Broadway.
Over the years, “Les Misérables” has also welcomed a constellation of star-studded talent to its cast, with luminaries such as Matt Lucas and Nick Jonas taking on pivotal roles.
The musical’s fame reached new heights with the release of the Oscar-winning film adaptation in 2012, featuring the remarkable performances of Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and Eddie Redmayne.
The eagerly awaited world tour kicks off as “Les Misérables” enters its 39th revolutionary year, aligning with the forthcoming 40th-anniversary celebrations in 2025. Following an extensive run across the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Australia, the tour is slated to traverse North and South America, promising to bring the magic of the French Revolution to audiences around the globe.
This reimagined stage production promises an exhilarating experience, tailored specifically for arena-sized venues and large theaters, accommodating audiences ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 people. With over 200 record-breaking performances in London’s West End to its name, “Les Misérables” continues to evolve, ensuring that its timeless tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption remains accessible to new generations of theatergoers.