‘Les Misérables’ comes to Belfast, and you could be part of the cast!

We are excited and honoured to have been asked to be one of 11 lead societies invited to produce: 

The UK Amateur Premières of

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer

Belfast Operatic Company will work in collaboration with St. Agnes’ Choral Society, Ulster Operatic Company and the Grand Opera House Trust in a region-wide community project aimed at celebrating the world’s favourite musical, Les Misérables.

For the first time ever in the UK, companies have been invited to present their own staging of the full ‘Les Miserables’ across the United Kingdom in 2025, in celebration of the shows 40th Anniversary. We will present the show in the Opera House in March 2025 – and you could be in the cast!

Uniquely, groups will work together in a collaborative manner to produce the best possible community-wide productions of the show. Groups will also have the support and guidance of the show’s West End and international associate creative teams as they prepare their non-replica, original productions of the show.

Casting for the production will be open casting calls in July/August, please continue below to register your interest and you will be contacted with information regarding audition dates and slots. Audition registration is now open and will close Friday 21st June.

An audition pack is available online at; https://bit.ly/3VtyPQZ

Tickets will be on sale in the Autumn – register below for inclusion in an exclusive pre-sale and to receive information when on sale.

The critically acclaimed production of Les Misérables continues to play at the Sondheim Theatre, celebrating its 39th revolutionary year, and several other local language productions around the world. 

Our production of the full show will take place at The Grand Opera House, Belfast running 
4 – 8 March 2025, with 7 performances in total. 

Cameron Mackintosh commented: “The phenomenon of LES MISÉRABLES continues to break new ground, just as Victor Hugo’s novel has since it was first published in 1862.

The world’s longest running musical was first made available to students under 19 (in an edited schools’ edition) in 2002, to mark the bicentennial of Victor Hugo’s birth.

As we approach the extraordinary landmark of the 40th record-breaking year of the iconic musical’s London run, alongside countless productions around the world, we are delighted to invite 11 of our leading amateur companies in the UK to stage, for the first time, the entire show in their own productions. This will involve many hundreds of amateur performers around the country, becoming part of our own yearlong celebrations.

The success of this much-loved musical was famously made by the public – not the early critics – so what better way to enjoy this unprecedented event, than Let the People Sing!”

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