Savoyards Musical Theatre
Music by Claude-Michel Schonerg and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his desire for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists attempt to overthrow the government at a street barricade.
Directed by - Robbie Parkin
Set Design - Raymond Milner
lighting design - Allan Nutley
Photographed by Michelle Thomas, Christopher Thomas Photography
"The multi-tiered set designed by Raymond Milner served all purposes seamlessly, from the chain gangs to the barricade and the pub, slums, factory, sewers..."
"Fortunately, the production had a really great set (Raymond Milner) and excellent lighting design (Allan Nutley), allowing the director (Robbie Parkin) to use the stage to great effect."
- Creative Futures Photography