Les Miserables Concert to be streamed for NHS and Arts charities
Cameron Mackintosh and Universal Pictures have announced they are to stream a concert version of Les Miserables filmed last year at Gielgud Theatre.
The recording is available here for £9.99 and as well as the all-star show, viewers will see backstage mini documentary, ‘Bringing It Home’ and interviews with the cast. Cameron Mackintosh, the producer of the show, has stated that for every download, The Mackintosh Foundation will donate £5 which will be split between Acting for Others, the Musicians Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund and Captain Tom Moore’s Walk for the NHS fund. He got the fundraising off to a great start by donating £100,000 to get the ball rolling.
He said “In these extraordinary times we hope that fans and everyone who loves the theatre will be reminded of how special a theatrical experience can be, going to the very heart of our British culture, which make our nation so special and unique. I am exceptionally proud of everyone involved in the making of the Concert and very much hope my Foundation will be able to help a raise a considerable amount of money for these deserving charities.”
Fans of the show will be treated to performances from Alfie Boe, Michael Ball, Matt Lucas and Carrie Hope Fletcher.
Les Mis has been a source of comfort during lockdown with our wonderful West End’s ‘Barricade Boys’, which includes Alfie Boe, releasing their version of ‘Bring Him Home’. Enjoy this emotional and very special performance here
The wonderful Marsh family treated us to their lockdown version of ‘One Day More’. Check out the viral video from Ben Marsh’s social media here