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A week of performances to coincide with the film premiere
The epic nature of Victor Hugo's novels, as well as their predominant concern with issues of social injustice and the suffering of the poor, strongly influenced by other like-minded authors, such as Charles Dickens and Fyodor Dostoevsky, and continue to inspire modern readers.
Due to Hugo's great humanitarian vision and strong political ideals, a plan for a sweeping novel that addressed such major social issues as poverty and legal reform, all set against the backdrop of 19th Century France, was in Hugo's mind even at the onset of his writing career. Les Misérables quickly sold out after its first publication and, of all Hugo's works, it has been the most enduring in its popularity.
Les Misérables the Musical is famous the world over and one of the best loved musicals of all time, especially in recent years with performers like Susan Boyle bringing mass attention to the haunting theatrical score. Furthermore, the story has been continuously adapted for film since the early twentieth century with the most recent installment due to open in UK cinemas in the new year. The upcoming film actually incorporates the musical score, which distinguishes it from previous film versions.
To celebrate the new film, the Queen's Theatre is hosting a series of special performances to coincide with the week of the film's premiere. The movie premiere and release dates have changed several times, but the special theatrical performances are still being held the first week of December. Of course, Les Misérables can also be seen throughout the year. Full ticket information can be found at the official website.
For fans of Les Mis who can't wait for the film to arrive, this series of special theatrical performances is the perfect outlet.