Les Miserables coming to new Dubai Opera

A scene from Les Miserables. Courtesy Dubai Opera
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Cameron Mackintosh's record-breaking production of the legendary musical Les Miserables will have its GCC premiere at Dubai Opera, in the heart of Downtown Dubai, from November 10 to 24. Tickets go on sale on May 26 at 9am.

Les Miserablesis the world's longest-running musical and has been seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries, produced in 22 languages.

One of the most popular musicals ever written, it has broken box-office records around the world and won more than 100 major awards along the way. A 2012 movie adaptation, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, won three Oscars, three Golden Globes and four BAFTA awards.

"I am delighted to be bringing my hugely acclaimed new production of Les Miserables to the stunning new Dubai Opera, which is destined to be the home of the best international musicals in Dubai and the GCC.

“The production will be sung in English by a sensational international cast, led by my current Broadway stars John Owen-Jones as Jean Valjean and Hayden Tee as Javert.”

Dubai Opera chief executive Jasper Hope added: "Les Miserables is a musical phenomenon. I could not have wished for a more important title to be the very first to be staged at Dubai Opera. Sir Cameron Mackintosh is giving residents and visitors alike a fantastic opportunity to see his production of the world's longest running musical here in Dubai itself and I, for one, can't wait for November."

Tickets available from May 26 at 9am from www.dubaiopera.com.