Les Misérables is being brought to life in the upper Calder Valley by the Todmorden Hippodrome Youth Theatre.
Presented at the Edwardian Hippodrome Theatre, Todmorden, from December 3 to 7, and tickets are selling fast with the Saturday stalls already almost sold.
Telling the epic story of convict Jean Valjean, who seeks redemption during a time of political unrest in early 19th century France and based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables intertwines the themes of justice, equality, forgiveness, charity and, most importantly, love and how they touch the lives of people every day.
The story is told in show stopping numbers including Bring Him Home, I Dreamed A Dream and Empty Chairs At Empty Tables and supported by a full orchestra.
“The cast are doing an amazing job in rehearsal,” said director Martin Cook, “and the whole theatre is alive with people working on amazing staging and costumes that will delight the audience.”
Performed entirely by local young people, Les Misérables has been adapted by the original creative team for performance by Youth Theatres.
It is the same story that has delighted audiences worldwide but has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours. As in the original production, the show does contain some adult themes and is recommended for ages nine and above.
Tickets are available by visiting the theatre’s website at www.todhip.org or calling the telephone box office on 0844 8700887. Tickets are priced £8 and £10 with all tickets £8 on opening night. Tickets are also available in person at Todmorden Information Centre.