ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 6, 2018
By (author) Benedict Nightingale; By (author) Martyn Palmer
Ever since its first performances in 1985, Les Miserables has been a smash success, and is now the longest running musical in the world with an award-winning Hollywood movie to its name. Les Miserables takes a look back through the storied life of this monumental show.Looking at the entirety of the Les Miserables theatre legacy, Benedict Nightingale examines the secret of why this musical has so strongly captured the hearts of the world, tracking back from Victor Hugo’s original fiction all the way to the set of the Les Miserables Hollywood set. Also included are several pieces of special memorabilia from the production such as annotated scripts, original costume sketches, and scene design notes for the 2012 film. This book is the ideal companion tome for any lover of Les Miserables and its 33-year history.
Benedict Nightingale is the former theater critic of The Times and the author of numerous books on the theater, including Great Moments in the Theatre.Martyn Palmer writes extensively on film and music for a number of British and international newspapers and magazines, including The Times and Empire magazine.