Date/Time: 8:00PM, August 29 to September 4 | 2:30PM, September 4
Venue: Firkin Crane
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CADA PRESENTS “LES MISERABLES” AT FIRKIN CRANE
Back by popular demand
CADA’S production of “Les Miserables” which played to standing ovations each night – received 5 stars from all the critics – will be staged again for one week only on August 29th at the Firkin Crane under the Artistic Direction of Catherine Mahon-Buckley
In 1862 audiences were first treated to a brand new novel by Victor Hugo that would come to be engraved in popular culture for much of the next century. It was a tale of political and social upheaval in 19th century France; a time in which Napoleonic rule had a firm grip. With a new revolution peering over the horizon, we follow the characters through an epic and life-defining adventure as one tracks another through two decades of life.
The story of “Les Miserables” focuses on Jean Valjean, a convict who has recently been released from prison. However, rather than enjoying his newfound freedom and mixing back into society, he is instead rendered an outcast with only the Bishop of Digne welcoming him with open arms.
But Vajean, finds it hard to stay out of trouble and is caught stealing silver, leading to the possibility of further imprisonment for breaking hs parole. The Bishop lies for him and Valjean goes on his way, but a police inspector named Javert is not convinced, he knows that Valjean is guilty of crime and is determined to see justice served. What unfolds is a cat and mouse game over a period of two decades as Valjean takes on a new identity and attempts to start a new life, with Javert not far behind, all whilst the threat of revolution looms over the city of Paris.
Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Miserables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of Les Miserables includes the classic songs, “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Stars”, “Bring Him Home”, “Do you Hear the People Sing”, “One Day More”, “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”, “Master of the House” and many more.
The tale of “Les Miserables”, which has since become one of the most successful productions the world has ever seen. It is the longest running musical in the world clocking up more than 10,000 performances and surpassing shows such as “CATS”, which had previously held the record.
With music composed by Claude-Michel Schonberg and libretto by Alain Bonbil, this is a sung-through musical, under the musical direction of Anne Dunphy, choreographed by Aisling Byrne Gaughan, of extraordinary imaginative power and musical prowess. The sets and costumes add to the incredible sense of drama and scale.
CADA Performing Arts in association with the Firkin Crane will thrill and move the audience to a night they will never forget.