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Les Misérables heads for Ipswich

July 18, 2017

Above: Les Miserables ensemble. Right: Sophie Salvesani as Cosette and William Toft as

 Marius Mark Duffus. Photos by Mark Duffus

 

Ipswich Musical Theatre Company is proud to announce that its new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables, will open at the Ipswich Civic Centre on 8 September 2017, for a strictly limited season.

“Finding a production that could follow our sell out 2016 season of Wicked, meant something big, bold and an audience favourite. What else could it be but Les Misérables,” said IMTC’s Artistic Director, Brenda Ryan.

Since its global premiere in Paris in 1980, Les Misérables has played almost constantly, all over the world, winning multiple Tony Awards, Laurence Oliver Awards and Drama Desk Awards. Set in 19th century France, Les Misérables tells a timeless story of sacrifice, redemption, broken dreams, unrequited love and the passion and strength of the human spirit.

Ex-convict, Jean Valjean, is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman, Javert, after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker, Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Featuring a cast of talented performers, a live professional orchestra and staging that brings this ‘journey to the barricade’ to life, IMTC creates a brand new production of Les Misérables that will captivate audiences of all ages.

Ipswich Musical Theatre Company was founded in 2001 to support locals in their desire to perform on stage. Since then, the company has gone on to stage plays, dinner theatre and major musical productions including The Phantom of the Opera, which received a 2015 Australia Day Award for Best Citywide Community Event and the Ipswich premiere of Wicked in 2016.

 8 – 17 September, Ipswich Civic Centre , Limestone Street, Ipswich Qld.

Tickets: $35/$68 (Group discounts available). Bookings: www.ipswichmusicaltheatrecompany.com.au  or phone 3810 6100.

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