Some 25 years after its premiere at the Barbican Theatre in London, hit musical ‘Les Miserables’ is due to debut in Barcelona on the 30th of September. Over 32,000 tickets are already sold and 10,000 set aside.
Global director James Powell, director resident in Spain Victor Conde, CEO of Stage Entertainment Julia Gomez Cora, and actors Ignasi Vidal, Daniel Diges and Geronimo Rauch have invited the public to attend a work that has been described as both timeless and universal, based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo.
Britain’s James Powell has praised the work carried out in recent months by the Spanish cast and stressed his total dedication to what is a version with new surprises including set designs inspired by original paintings of by Victor Hugo, adapted to 2011.
More than 56 million people in 42 countries have seen ‘Les Miserables’ and it is now the longest-running musical in the world. Following a season of outstanding success in Madrid where the Lope de Vega Theatre saw average attendances of 90% capacity, ‘Les Miserables’ has come to Barcelona.
This is a large production, each show involves over 100 artists and technicians and about 392 costumes, BTM (Barcelona Teatro Musical) has specially adapted its stage, renewing its stalls with space for 1900 people, and created an orchestra pit for the show.