Adapted by Adrian Preater from the novel by Victor Hugo
Prisoner 24601, Jean Valjean is released from prison and so begins his bitter struggle to find redemption for the sins of his past and become a force for good. Always at his heels is his nemesis, the ruthless, puritanical policeman Javert, who has made it his life’s work to recapture Valjean and put him back in prison. Set in a time when riot and revolution were in the air, and those with all the power and money were blinkered to the coming storm, this epic story of love, injustice and atonement is as relevant now as it ever was. Following their acclaimed production of Dickens’ Great Expectations, Hotbuckle bring their innovative style and unique talent to this remarkable novel, one of the most powerful and celebrated works of European literature.
'Memorable, beautiful, stunning, moving, hilarious, heartbreaking - magnificent. This is one of the most powerful pieces of theatre I have ever seen.' Novelist and Playwright John MacKenna