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Newbury Spring Festival
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Corn Exchange

Film: Les Misérables

Friday 25th May, Corn Exchange Newbury RG14 5BD
7.30pm (ends approx 10.10pm)
£8 Suitable for ages 12 and over

 

 

 

This epic, multi-award-winning 2012 film is based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel and on one of the greatest stage musicals of all time. The hit songs for both stage and screen were co-written by Claude-Michel Schönberg, a special guest of the Festival on 17 May.

 

Set in 19th-century France, Les Misérables is a gritty, heart-breaking tale of justice, duty, love and revolution. Paroled convict Jean Valjean, fleeing the obsessive Inspector Javert, agrees to help ailing prostitute Fantine by assuming responsibility for her child, Cosette. In later years, the pair are swept up in the Paris uprising of 1832.

 

The film’s stellar cast includes Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and Helena Bonham Carter.

 

"It conquers its audience with weapons all its own." The Guardian

 

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