They enthralled audiences with their highly successful presentations of The Phantom of the Opera (2014), Mary Poppins (2015) and WICKED (2016). Now, the community-based Ipswich Musical Theatre Society is bringing you one of the world’s most popular musicals… Les Misérables.
Seen by over 70 million people and winning over 100 awards, Les Misérables is still breaking box office records around the world. The Ipswich Musical Theatre Production will blend new staging and scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with the visual effects that today’s audiences have come to expect.
Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.
Casting Director Douglas Webster (USA), having been spoilt for choice at the auditions, has assembled an outstanding cast. Featuring some of south east Queensland’s most talented performers and an amazing array of songs such as I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, and One Day More, Les Misérables is a touching musical that you must see. No, not see… a touching musical that you must experience.
The venue, Ipswich Civic Centre, is an easy 45-minute drive from Brisbane, but why not make a weekend of it? The nearby restaurants like Dovetails, Pumpyard Bar and Brewery, Indian Mehfil and Fourthchild (just to name a few) would be great for a pre-show dinner. Then grab a room at Metro Hotel Ipswich International or Oaks Aspire, which are only a short walk away.
Friday 8 September | 7.30 pm
Saturday 9 September | 7.30 pm
Sunday 10 September | 1.30 pm
Wednesday 13 September | 7.30 pm
Friday 15 September | 7.30 pm
Saturday 16 September | 7.30 pm
Sunday 17 September | 1.30 pm
$68 for adults, $58 for concessions and $35 for children. Family and group discounts apply.