After 19 years as a prisoner, Jean Valjean is freed by Javert, the officer in charge of the prison workforce. Valjean promptly breaks parole but later uses money from stolen silver to reinvent himself as a mayor and factory owner. Javert vows to bring Valjean back to prison. Eight years later, Valjean becomes the guardian of a child named Cosette after her mother’s death, but Javert’s relentless pursuit means that peace will be a long time coming.
Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. Premiering in Paris in 1980, it has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. The London production has run continuously since October 1985 – the longest-running musical in the West End and the second longest-running musical in the world.
Songs: School Edition
Prologue, At The End Of The Day, I Dreamed A Dream, The Docks, Cart Crash, Fantine’s Death, Little Cosette, The InnKeeper’s Song, The Bargain, The Beggars, The Robbery, Stars, The ABC Cafe, The People’s Song, Rue Plumet, A Heart Full Of Love, The Attack On Rue Plumet, One Day More, Building The Barricade, Javert At The Barricade, The First Attack, The Night, The Second Attack, The Final Battle, The Sewers, Javert’s Suicide, Cafe Song, Marius & Cosette, The Wedding, Epilogue