Les Miserables at the Barbican Theatre – Reviews Round-up

John Owen Jones in Les Miserables

John Owen Jones in Les Miserables

The critics were on a state of humble-pie alert when reviewing the new, 25th anniversary touring production of Les Miserables. The show has come back to where it all began, the Barbican theatre in London, for a celebratory hurrah. The first time they reviewed it, a number of critics gave it a good mauling, but 25 years and millions of pounds in box office takings later, they were gathered again, this time to rave and appreciate the success of the world’s longest running musical. They also celebrated the slimmed down new production, with new direction, sets (out with the revolve, in with projections) and costumes, despite the criticism of original directors Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

Read extracts from Les Miserables reviews below, including The Times, The Telegraph, The Stage and The Guardian.