Les Misérables is heading to Brisbane!

Do you hear the people (of Queensland) sing? Queensland Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today that Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables will open at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in November, with tickets going on sale this Thursday 21st May.

Les Miserables Australia. Image by Matt Murphy.
Les Miserables Australia. Image by Matt Murphy.

 I welcome Les Misérables  to Queensland and am certain that audiences will not miss their chance to see this much-loved musical in a new production at QPAC,” the Premier said.

Having celebrated triumphant seasons in Melbourne, Perth and currently playing in Sydney, Cameron Mackintosh is thrilled to be able to bring this new production to Brisbane.

 “I’m delighted that the wonderful original cast of my acclaimed new production of Les Misérables will all be coming to open the Brisbane season in November,” Mackintosh said.

“Brisbane has always been a tremendously responsive home to my musical productions so I am particularly proud and delighted that this extraordinary Australian cast has agreed to stay together for this season which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the original London production still playing to packed houses at the Queens Theatre in Shaftsbury Avenue.

[T]his Company is one of the finest I have ever had.”

 This new production of the blockbuster musical features modernised staging and orchestrations, with re-imagined scenery that has been inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.

 Playing Jean Valjean is Simon Gleeson. Hayden Tee plays Javert while starring as Fantine is Patrice Tipoki. Playing Madame Thénardier is Lara Mulcahy and joining her in the role of Monsieur Thénardier is Trevor Ashley. Recent WAAPA graduates Kerrie Anne Greenland and Emily Langridge play Eponine and Cosette respectively. Chris Durling takes on the role of Enjolras and Euan Doidge plays Marius.

Catch Les Mis at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC from November 10th 2015. Tickets on sale Thursday 21st May via qpac.com.au or 136246.

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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