Les Miserables (known as Les Mis or Les Miz) is a musical show, which was taken out from a French novel Les Miserables by a French novelist and poet named Victor Hugo. The musical production is boxed with classical music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and French lyrics by Jean-Marc Natel and Alain Boubill, with English libretto translations by Herbert Kretzner.
The musical production set in early 19th century in France, is a story about a French peasant named Jean Valjean, who happens to pursue a quest for restoration after aiding nineteen years in jail because of his tad offense, having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister’s famished child. Valjean chooses a better start after a kindhearted bishop inspires him by a remarkable act of mercy.
However, Valjean is being ruthlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Later on, Valjean along with some veer characters are swept off into a period of revolution in France, where a circle of young realists make their final stand at the street barricade.
Other characters in the plot include The Factory Foreman, The Factory Girl, Fantine, Old Woman, Crone, Bamatabois, Fauchelevent, Champmathieu, Young Cosette, Madame Thenardier, Young Eponine, Thenardier, Gavroche, Enjolras, Marius Pontmercy, Eponine, Brujon, Babet, Claquesous, Cosette and Montparnasse.
Les Miserables had various film adaptations; its latest film adaptation was in the year 2012, which was set with an overall release in the United States on Christmas of the same year. The musical show had sincere feedbacks from its audiences; one of them described it as ‘Breathtaking – A Musical with Heart’.
The show features songs in the act, including the What Have I Done?, At The End of The Day, I Dreamed a Dream, Lovely Ladies, The Runaway Cart, Who Am I?, Fantine’s Death: Come to Me, The Confrontation, Castle on a Cloud, Master of the House, The Well Scene, The Bargain, Look Down and more.