Cameron Mackintosh has made the recent West End production of ‘Les Misérables – The Staged Concert‘ available as digital download to UK and Australian audiences.
Costing £9.99, the digital download will help to raise money for performers, musicians and NHS.
The Mackintosh Foundation will donate £5 per download to be shared amongst the charity Acting for Others, the Musicians Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund and Captain Tom Moore’s Walk for the NHS fund.
Cameron Mackintosh launched the fundraising drive by donating £100,000 from his Foundation.
Mackintosh said: “I am delighted that UPHE Content Group is releasing Les Misérables -The Staged Concert as a digital download at this time of crisis as it also allows my Foundation to help raise much needed funds for particular charities that are under such pressure at the moment.“
He added “In these extraordinary times we hope that fans and everyone who loves the theatre will be reminded of how special a theatrical experience can be, going to the very heart of our British culture, which make our nation so special and unique. I am exceptionally proud of everyone involved in the making of the Concert and very much hope my Foundation will be able to help a raise a considerable amount of money for these deserving charities.”
In addition to the concert, a specially created mini-documentary will also be released called ‘Bringing It Home’ which includes footage of the stars at their homes talking about their experiences both of live theatre and the show plus never seen before backstage footage.
The sell-out production ran at the Gielgud Theatre last year whilst the newly re-named Sondheim Theatre was undergoing extensive renovations.
The concert starred Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine, Rob Houchen as Marius, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras, Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier, Shan Ako as Éponine, Lily Kerhoas as Cosette and John Owen-Jones who also played Jean Valjean at certain performances.
Les Misérables’ legendary score includes numerous classics including I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing?, One Day More, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Master Of The House and many many more.
The download is available here: www.lesmis.com/concert