Taranaki races to ‘Hear the People Sing’

New Plymouth Operatic has announced today that due to incredible demand for tickets, their upcoming season of Les Misérables has been extended and will now run through until Saturday 18th August, 2018.

Les Misérables opens at New Plymouth’s TSB Showplace on Thursday 26th July.

The season extension sees an additional four performances added to the schedule, with the extra performances released for public sale today via Ticketek.

In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment.

He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption, relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert.

Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.

2018 represents the third time New Plymouth Operatic has staged New Zealand’s favourite musical, after seasons in 1994 and 2002. 17 years later, Taranaki audiences are set to enjoy the premiere of the NZ Musical Theatre Consortium 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables.

Today’s announcement is a further monumental moment, as it marks the fourth time in New Plymouth Operatic’s 66 year history that a major TSB Theatre production has been extended through into a fourth week (after The Phantom of the Opera in 2014, Mamma Mia in 2015 and the original production of Les Misérables in 1994).

More than 230 New Plymouth Operatic volunteers will combine to bring this epic musical to life, including an onstage company of 42, and a live 17-piece orchestra at every performance.

The epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption set against a nation in the throes of revolution, Les Misérables features an array of hit songs including ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘On My Own’, ‘Bring Him Home’ and ‘Do You Hear the People sing’.

Tickets for the newly released performances are available now via Ticketek.