By Staff writer
World’s longest running musical will now run for an extra week at the newly-opened Downtown Dubai venue
Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s production of the legendary musical Les Misérables will have its run at Dubai Opera extended by an additional week.
Originally scheduled to run from November 10 to November 24, the critically acclaimed show will now offer additional performances until December 2 due to demand from the public. Tickets are on sale now online.
Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical and has been seen by over 70 million people in 44 countries and produced in 22 languages. It is one of the most popular musicals ever written and has gone on to break box office records around the world, winning more than 100 major awards along the way.
“I am really thrilled to hear that the demand to see my spectacular new production of Les Misérables, with its brilliant international cast, has been so great that Dubai Opera has now extended our season by a further week,” said Sir Cameron Mackintosh.
Les Misérables includes the classic songs “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 more.
Jasper Hope, Dubai Opera chief executive added: “With over half the tickets sold already so early we feared a lot of residents and visitors might miss out on the chance to experience the world’s longest running musical when it receives its long-overdue GCC premiere in November. Being able to add this additional week means many more people will now be able to enjoy this wonderful show at Dubai Opera but seats are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.”
Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Les Misérables is written by Alain Boubill and Claude-Michel Schonberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel and additional material by James Fenton. The original London 1985 production of Les Miserables was adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caid.