Newmarket predicts surge of London Theatre Break bookings after Les Mis success.

2013-01-26 21:03:41 (GMT) ( - Entertainment Press Release News)

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01/25/2013 (press release: OnlinePR) // UK // Oliver Roberts

The new film version of a classic French saga, Les Miserables, is proving to be a spectacular success after being nominated for 8 Oscars and 9 BAFTAs. Favourite to win in several categories, it has already been decorated with several Golden Globe awards for its production and cast.

Former musical theatre actor Hugh Jackman is joined by Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway in an exciting film musical that, unusually, does not rely on its stars lip-syncing to recordings of their voices. Instead, the cast sang live on-set, recapturing the intensity of live performance and the musical’s theatrical origins.

Newmarket Holidays’ theatre product team believe that this new, cinematic incarnation will renew enthusiasm for the much-loved London stage musical. Despite mixed initial reviews from critics, theatre audiences have flocked to see it since its sell-out opening run back in 1985. This magical, award-winning show has run continuously in London ever since.

Adapted from the classic novel by Victor Hugo and set in 19th-century France, the tragic, moving story of idealistic young revolutionaries and a convict’s quest for redemption has now been seen by 60 million people worldwide. The London stage version was developed by legendary theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010. Members of its cast have featured actor Michael Ball, tenor Alfie Boe and Little Britain’s Matt Lucas.

Les Mis is one of the most popular and most enduring of all the shows offered on Newmarket Holidays’ London Theatre Breaks. Newmarket offers theatre packages that include tickets, hotels in London or the surrounding area, and travel by rail or coach, as well as two self-drive packages. All of the tours include time to explore the sights or shop in the vibrant capital city, while Supersaver breaks include top-price tickets at fantastic discounts. Another popular option is Newmarket’s Dine and Dance break, offering an evening of dinner and dancing after your chosen show.

Newmarket Holidays has tickets to see Les Miserables in the West End available now. The wide range of other shows covered by Newmarket’s theatre trips to London also includes new hits such as War Horse, Matilda and Shrek and longer-running successes such as Phantom of the Opera, which has itself celebrated a 25th anniversary. What better opportunity to support London theatre and discover the magic of this fantastic show?

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