The West Finish of London has been mirroring the closure of theatres across the country since the lockdown from the previous six months. Coronavirus Pandemic devastated the livelihood of many individuals employed behind the scenes and also on stage beside decimating the performing arts of the UK. Some theatres before a month now had also experimented with the re-opening.
A new announcement from the London Palladium took place regarding the format of a pantomime this year after a shocking announcement about many pantos would not be opening this Christmas. However, there is good news for the public that the West End’s biggest musical with an all-star cast will return. The name of the musical is Les Misérables: The Staged Concert featuring casts such as Michael Ball, Matt Lucas, Alfie Boe, etc. Let’s know in details all about the musical and its returning.
About the Concert: Les Misérables: The Staged Concert
Les Misérables: The Staged Concert is the musical Les Misérables of 1980’s live stage recording of Britain. It originally released on December 2, 2019. The 2019’s concert held at the Gielgud Theatre sold all its 16 week season ran and broke the records. It broadcast live to the cinemas of the UK and Irish and itself adapted from the 1862 novel of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. The concert is directed and produced by Nick Morris and Dione Orrom, respectively.
Returning: Les Misérables: The Staged Concert
The delightful announcement of the returning of the Les Misérables: The Staged Concert came from Producer Cameron Mackintosh during this weekend on the final of Britain’s Got Talent. The concert will run from December 5 2020 – January 17 2021, a limited run for six weeks at the Sondheim Theatre. Cameron Mackintosh said that the doors of the beautiful new Sondheim Theatre would re-open again. He further said, “Audiences can once again leap to their feet thrilled by Victor Hugo’s timelessly uplifting story of the survival of the human spirit told through Boublil and Schönberg amazing iconic score.”
The returning of the concert coincides with the 35th year of the musical on Shaftesbury Avenue. Tickets will be available from October 14 on sale and will only hold 750 seats a night instead of a thousand during the normal times. The concert will also follow the norms and measures of COVID safety along with social distancing. It will be in place throughout the whole building, in front of the house, backstage, and on stage.
Cast: Les Misérables: The Staged Concert
Les Misérables: The Staged Concert will be a social distancing form concert that will feature over 50 musicians and actors. The starry quartet will lead the musical concert. The official casts returning are Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, and Matt Lucas as Javert, Jean Valjean, Fantine, and Thénardier. John Owen-Jones, as Jean Valjean will play a role in individual performances. However, there are no details regarding any other cast fo the musical.
Home Media: Les Misérables: The Staged Concert
Les Misérables: The Staged Concert also got on April 20, 2020, a digital release in the UK and Australia and August 4, 2020, in North America. A Blu-ray and DVD will also release in the UK on November 2, 2020.
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