Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres present
A new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s
A musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Based on a novel by Victor Hugo
Be transported to nineteenth century France as the team behind hit productions of Mamma Mia!, Jesus Christ Superstar, Shrek, Wicked, Legally Blonde and The Phantom of the Opera bring one of the world’s most iconic musicals – the multi-award-winning classic, Les Misérables to the stage in February 2020.
Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Misérables is a poignant, emotional story that follows ex-convict Jean Valjean’s lifelong struggle for redemption after being imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread. Once released he remains an outcast of society and in a stroke of desperation breaks his parole to gain his freedom. Police inspector Javert vows to hunt him down and bring Valjean to justice.
Set amidst the political upheaval of a developing France, accompanied by a heart-wrenching score, including some of the most well-known musical theatre hits such as I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home and One Day More, Les Misérables is a must-see classic that will stay with you for years to come.
Suitable for ages 13+ (Parental guidance is recommended)
FYI this production contains adult content, smoke haze and loud noises
Purchase a premium ticket to get the best seat in the house plus a complimentary program!
Show and Stay Packages
Make it a night to remember with a ‘Show and Stay Package’ for 2. Bookings through Novotel Parramatta – click here for more information
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Original French Text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel
Additional material by James Fenton
Adapted and originally directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird
Orchestrations by John Cameron
Les Misérables is licensed by Music Theatre International (MTI) by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd
Producer Neil Gooding
Director Luke Joslin
Musical Director Peter Hayward
Choreographer Madison Lee
Associate Producer Jordan Vassallo
Associate Director Courtney Cassar
Associate Musical Director Rachel Kelly
Costume Designer Audrey Currie
Hair/Makeup/Wigs Designer Karen Lamont-Barnett
Sound Designer David Grigg
Lighting Designer Sean Clarke
AS JEAN VALJEAN
Daniel’s passion for singing began at age 9, when he was a boy soprano who would sing with his Grandmother as his piano accompaniment. In the many years since, Daniel has gained a wealth of performance experience.
Since beginning his professional career, Daniel has been in demand as a performer for numerous large sporting events, including Rugby Union’s Bledisloe Cup and International Test Series games, International One-Day Cricket finals, A-League Football finals, and the Australian Swimming Championships.
In 2009, he performed in the Australian Premiere of Jerry Springer – The Opera at the Sydney Opera. In 2012, Daniel joined the internationally acclaimed vocal group The Ten Tenors and performed in theatres around Germany, America, Australia, and Europe as part of The Ten Tenors’ Double Platinum tour.
Daniel was also guest singer for the arrival of Pope Benedict at Barangaroo in 2008, has been a guest performer at the annual Merry Makers concert, and was a finalist for both The Rob Guest Endowment and The Joan Sutherland Scholarship. He has taught at, and is a graduate of, the Australian Institute of Music.
His theatre roles include Terry in Side Show at the Hayes Theatre Sydney and from 2014 – 2016 he toured in the international production of Les Misérables covering the role of Jean Valjean and playing it over 100 times.
Last year, Daniel played the role of Jean Valjean to rave reviews in Christchurch, New Zealand and more recently toured with the Ten Tenors throughout the USA.
Rob McDougall has established himself as a respected actor, singer and conductor throughout Australia. As a vocalist he has toured the country with Newcastle big bad group Ultra Swing Lounge. Rob has conducted multiple musicals, including Beauty and the Beast, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Little Shop of Horrors. Additionally, Rob has conducted choral tours of Italy, Austria and Germany.
Rob is the producer and musical director of Epiphanies, a musical theatre orchestral gala concert fundraising for mental health and he was a finalist of the Rob Guest Endowment finalist, receiving the Melbourne East End Theatre District prize.
Rob joined the Australian tour of Les Miserables in 2013, performing as Legles/Bishop Cover/Javert Cover and was subsequently cast as the Bishop for the Brisbane season.
Rob’s first performance as Javert in Melbourne 2014 made him one of the youngest in the world to ever play the role. He has since gone on to play Mephisto in Faust, and The Proprietor in the Hayes celebrated Opera House season of Assassins.
Rob is thrilled to joining this production of Les Miserables!
FULL CAST LIST
Jean Valjean – Daniel Belle
Javert – Robert McDougall
Fantine – Matilda Moran
Eponine – Emma Mylott
Cosette – Georgia Burley
Thenardier – Alex Cape
Madame Thenardier – Prudence Elizabeth Holloway
Gavroche – Ben Jancetic & Josh Dickenson
Little Cosette / Little Eponine – Taylor Swan, Kiana Krizak, Charlee Kwintner
Enjolras – Noah Rayner
Marius – Brenton Bell
Grantaire – Shaun Young
Combeferre – Iosefa Laga’aia
Feuilly – Josh Ridge
Courfeyrac – Cam Shields
Joly – Cameron Boxall
Lesgles – Sam Harmon
Jean Prouvaire – Dominic Lee-Lindsay
Valjean Understudy – Iosefa Laga’aia
Javert Understudy – Morgan Cleary
Fantine Understudy – Bridget Deen Woolnough
Eponine Understudy – Isobel Rose Lim
Cosette Understudy – Jacqui Dwyer
Madame Thenardier US – Jenna Woolley
Enjolras Understudy – Cameron Shields
Marius Understudy – Sam Harmon
Inkeeper – Eamon Moses
Inkeeper’s Wife – Jacqui Dwyer
Bishop – Johnathon Brown
Factory Foreman – Morgan Cleary
Factory Girl – Jenna Woolley
Bamatabois – Shaun Young
Brujon – Morgan Cleary
Babet – Adam Ring
Claquesous – Haji Myrteza
Montparnasse – Eamon Moses
Mark Aggar, Bernadette Alcorn, Felicity Amos, Cameron Bajraktarevic-Hayward, Kate Betcher, Johnathan Brown, Laura Bunting, Sophy Carol, Morgan Cleary, Josh Dormor, Paul Duncan, Stephanie Eid, Sarah Isaacs, Tom Kelly, Rachael Mayrick, Jim Mitchell, Chloe Obreza, Jude Paddon-Row, Adam Ring, Bethany Taylor, Christopher Shanko, Matthew Simmons, Kathryn Solomou, Shannon Thomas, Zoe Tidemann, Emma Kay Whiteley, Madeleine Wighton, Isobel Lim, Bridget Woolnough
SUITABLE FOR YEARS 9 – 12
(Stages 5 – 6)
From the Program Coordinator…
This classic musical is a great example of how popular culture can make literature accessible. Its moving music and spectacular production elements presented on a large scale will engage, delight and evoke your students’ senses as the story unfolds on stage. The post-show Q&A will add to the experience, allowing your students to ask the team all their burning questions about the performance.
Curriculum Links and Resources
Download the Curriculum Links here: Les Miserables Curriculum Links
Riverside’s Risk Assessment
Download the Risk Assessment here: Risk Assessment 2020
Download a sample of a generic risk assessment here: Sample – Generic Risk Assessment
Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside
Looking for an unforgettable and priceless experience? Book an exclusive ‘Show and Stay Package’ for 2. The package includes:
- 2 x A Reserve tickets
- 1 x night’s accommodation at Novotel Parramatta (across the road from Riverside)
- 2 course pre-theatre dinner for two
Packages available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances only. Bookings through Novotel Parramatta.