PERFORMING ARTS

Les Miserables at QPAC

Musical phenomenon Les Miserables was a spine tingling, powerful and undoubtable emotive performance brought to Brisbane by British theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh.

The performance opened with the bitter hardships of Digne in 1815. Upon the cold and dark streets of France, Les Miserables explored the reprimand of Jean Valjean before he was saved by one unforgettable Bishop.

An act of kindness from a stranger causes Valjean to lead a new and noble life. Valjean promised the dying Fantine to find her daughter Cosette and raise her as his own daughter.

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The story of Les Miserables leads the audience through Montfermeil, a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France.

Exquisite costumes have been designed by Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland. As young love blossoms into a well to do wedding, the powerful musical replaces the dark and dim clothing with the lush fabrics and vibrant colours.

Les Miserables’ incredible set and image design has been inspired by the paintings of French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement, Victor Hugo.

Based on the works that explored the political and social issues and the artistic trends of Hugo’s time, the set provoked the shock and grief felt by those in poverty within Montfermeil.

Les Miserables is a dramatic and thought provoking musical that will continue to touch audience’s in centuries to come.

Details: Les Miserables | Queensland Performing Arts Centre | 10 November 2015 to 17 January 2016 | $55 to $149.95 | The production includes adult themes, gunshots and pyrotechnics

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