The barricades needed to be rapidly taken down as tickets for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables at Hull New Theatre began flying out of the door after it went on sale at 10am on Monday 23rd September.
Eager fans began queueing for the much-sought after tickets from 7.30am and by the time the Hull Theatres’ Box Office opened the line of people had already snaked down the side of Hull City Hall.
In the first few hours and throughout the day, sales have been unprecedented with tickets being snapped-up across all booking platforms by devotees of the award-winning musical, making it one of the fastest selling shows in the history of Hull New Theatre.
Tear down the barricades these fine folk demand their tickets for @lesmisofficial and aren't leaving until they get satisfaction. The Revolution has started.
— Hull New Theatre (@NewTheatreHull) September 23, 2019
Janice Wincott, Theatres and Halls Manager for Hull Culture and Leisure Limited, said: “We are incredibly excited Les Misérables is coming to Hull New Theatre and judging by the ticket sales so are theatre goers across the region.
“Following the £16m refurbishment of the theatre, which included major upgrades to the technical infrastructure, we made a commitment to bring world class productions to Hull New Theatre and continue the recognition of Hull as a key visitor destination. Securing an epic production such as Les Misérables is a demonstration of this. Les Misérables is an international phenomenon and we cannot wait to bring this highly acclaimed production to our audiences.”
The production based during the French Revolution is at Hull New Theatre from October 28 to November 21, 2020.
Since Cameron Mackintosh first conceived this new production of Les Misérables in 2009 to celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary it has taken the world by storm. Originally touring the UK in 2009/10, and concluding with 22 performances at the Barbican, this production was hailed by audiences and critics alike.
This production is inspired the hugely successful movie version starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne. This brilliant new staging has scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, and has to date already been seen in North America, Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and Broadway.
Boublil and Schönberg’s magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the 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. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.
Tickets for Les Misérables are on sale now. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.
[David Paine – Hull New Theatre]