Les Miserables has announced a new booking period of nine months at the Palace Theatre and is now covering bookings from April 1 to Dec. 21. Les Miserables recently celebrated its sixteenth birthday in October 2001. Since its premiere in London in 1985, the musical has become a worldwide sensation, having been seen by over 45 million people in 30 countries and in 19 languages. Les Misérables is currently playing at various venues around the world, including New York where it won eight Tony Awards.
Les Misérables has won over 50 major theatre awards, a Grammy for the broadway cast album and a triple platinum disc for the London cast album which has now sold over 975,000 copies in the U.K. The highlights album has gone gold in the U.K and australia and the Les Misérables in concert album has gone silver.
The show is adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird. The Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production is by Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg and is based on the classic Victor Hugo novel of the same name.