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World tour of Les Misérables to open in Belfast

Original Les Misérables – The Staged Concert cast, Gielgud Theatre London 2019. Picture by Michael Le Poer Trench.
Original Les Misérables – The Staged Concert cast, Gielgud Theatre London 2019. Picture by Michael Le Poer Trench. Original Les Misérables – The Staged Concert cast, Gielgud Theatre London 2019. Picture by Michael Le Poer Trench.
Les Misérables – The Staged Concert cast, Sondheim Theatre London 2021. Picture by Johan Persson.
Les Misérables – The Staged Concert cast, Sondheim Theatre London 2021. Picture by Johan Persson. Les Misérables – The Staged Concert cast, Sondheim Theatre London 2021. Picture by Johan Persson.

Musical theater maestro Cameron Mackintosh has announced the world tour of one of the world's most beloved, Les Miséables, will open at Belfast's SSE Arena next September. 

Les Miséables The Arena Spectacle  will be expanded from the hugely successful Les Misérables The Staged Concert, which played for over 200 record-breaking performances in the West End.

It will have an extraordinary new design specifically created for arenas (and large theatres) with audiences of between 3,000 – 5,000.  

This spectacular production will have a company of over 110 actors, musicians and crew featuring a core cast with a great number of celebrated Les Mis guest stars appearing as their schedules allow.

Original Les Misérables – The Staged Concert cast, Gielgud Theatre London 2019. Picture by Michael Le Poer Trench.
Original Les Misérables – The Staged Concert cast, Gielgud Theatre London 2019. Picture by Michael Le Poer Trench. Original Les Misérables – The Staged Concert cast, Gielgud Theatre London 2019. Picture by Michael Le Poer Trench.

“This much anticipated world tour will be a unique opportunity for many celebrated performers to play their favourite roles for short periods in different parts of the world, so fans will get the chance to see their favourite stars (and mine!) in their favourite musical,” adds producer Mackintosh.

Over the show’s nearly 40-years existence, it has also proved to be the launch pad for an extraordinary list of stars around the world, in many different languages and countries.

"Both the show and the score of Les Mis continue to win poll after poll around the world as the public’s favourite musical of all time, containing so many of the most memorable and beloved songs ever written for the musical theatre.

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The World Tour begins as the stage musical enters its 39th revolutionary year and will run throughout the upcoming 40th anniversary celebrations for the world’s longest running musical in 2025. After

Les Miséables The Arena Spectacle will play at SSE Arena, Belfast from September 19 to Septmeber 28 2024. Tickets go on sale this Thursday October 12 at 10am from Ticketmaster.