Based on Victor Hugo’s Great Novel, Les Miserables

Les Mis hits record for longest run musical

The Age

When it opened some critics hated it. An all-singing version of Victor Hugo’s sprawling, multi-plotted novel set in post-Napoleonic France that combines themes of social commentary, moral philosophy and the nature of love.

This weekend Les Miserables will prove the doubters wrong when it becomes the world’s longest-running musical….

“It’s all down to Victor Hugo,” Sir Cameron said. “Every single character is so well delineated, we all know these people and all human life is here. Hugo wanted it to be just set in Paris but relevant the world over and it is, because human nature is the same.”

(Also: Les Miserables broadway return and Once panned Les Mis sets record)

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