A concert production of Cameron Mackintosh’s iconic musical Les Miserables is now available to download as part of a charity initiative raising funds for numerous causes.
Starring Michael Ball, Matt Lucas, Alfie Boe and Carrie Hope Fletcher, the concert was filmed at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End in 2019.
Cameron Mackintosh launched the fundraising event by donating £100,000GBP from his foundation. Recipients of his endeavours will include Acting for Others, the Musicians Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund and Captain Tom Moorie’s Walk for the NHS fund.
Talking about the initiative, Cameron Mackintosh said:
I am delighted that UPHE 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 called 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 makes our nation so special and unique.
Les Miserables is set to re-open in the West End in the autumn once social distancing regulations have been relaxed.
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