The Manx Operatic Society are thrilled to bring Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production Les Misérables, back to the Gaiety Theatre. Commonly known as Les Mis, this musical is set in early 19th century France based on the 1862 novel by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. Directed by Jeremy Tustin and music and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, this gripping production includes the iconic songs ‘On My Own’, ‘One Day More’, ‘Bring Him Home’ and ‘At the End of the Day’.
After 19 years as a prisoner, Jean Valjean (Alex Toohey) is freed by Javert (David Artus), the officer in charge of the prison workforce. Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner. Javert vows to bring Valjean back to prison. Eight years later, Valjean becomes the guardian of a child named Cosette (Hannah Clinton) after the death of her mother Fantine (Kristine Sutcliffe), but Javert's relentless pursuit means that peace will be a long time coming. Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists, Marius (Jack Munroe) and the resourceful Eponine (Dandi Dancox), make their last stand at a street barricade.