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Considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century, Les Misérables was written by French novelist and poet, Victor Hugo, and first published in 1862. The book will be brought to life in El SawyCulturewheel’s River Hall on Thursday, the 16th of January, at 7:30 PM.
Set to be performed in English, the production is directed by Dr Ebrahim El Fiwy, orchestration and music supervision by Wagdy El Fiwy, and musical direction by Wagdy and Wogod El Fiwy. The costume styling is by Menna El Shamly, while the set is designed by Wagdy El Fiwy and Ekhlas Essa.
The plot follows ex-convict Jean Valjean, who is released from prison after serving nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread and attempting to escape. After inventing an ingenious manufacturing process in the town of Montreuil-sur-Mer, he eventually becomes its mayor under the alias of Madeleine.
The other protagonists are Fantine and her daughter, Cosette, from Montreuil. Fantine leaves her illegitimate daughter to a family in Montfermeil called the Thénardiers, who take care of her child in return for a monthly allowance. Following a series of unfortunate events, Fantine dies, but Cosette’s future, nevertheless, remains secure.
There are only 600 seats available, so book your ticket now for 100LE here.