We are just about all Les Mis’d out – but for one final hurrah.
Today, 8 October 2010, marks the 25th anniversary of the show. Following the specially mounted new UK tour, and major celebrations last Sunday at the O2 Arena in London, this is the real deal – the day that the show started 25 years ago at the Barbican Theatre in London.
And tonight at a dinner at Joe Allen’s restaurant in London, the directors of the original production, Trevor Nunn and John Caird, will celebrate this landmark anniversary with very first cast of the show.
After opening at the Barbican the show transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home, the Queen’s Theatre, on 3 April 2004, where it became the World’s longest running musical in 2006.
So happy 25th birthday Les Miserables.