Les Misérables by Victor Hugo were written in 1862, and were considered the best-known novel of 19th century. This book-monument follows lives of several characters in a twenty-year period at the beginning of 19th century, which includes a turbulent Napoleonic era and even more uncertain decades thereafter. The central figure, a sort of epoch mirror, is Jean Valjean, who simultaneously escapes and takes part in history, trying to get away and redeem himself. But, Les Misérables are not only the history of their characters. As if he was dragging the whole bunch of history and recording everything that hooked onto the story, Hugo depicted in this novel a genuine small geography of Paris, the largest European city of 19th century The novel Les Misérables originates from the life story of a real person – an ex-convict and a famous policeman Eugène François Vidocq, whose character is divided into two main characters, but on this basis he created the work that was considered classic even during his life.
Love. Spectacle. Revolution. New life of Victor Hugo’s classic novel Les Misérables. All this could be said for the musical Les Misérables by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, presently performed in 38 countries, which had over 39.000 reruns and was seen by an incredible number of 51.000.000 spectators. This is a play that broke all records, even the highest ones, set by the musical Cats.
By staging the musical Les Misérables, Madlenianum becomes a part of more than two decades long history of this play, and enters the world map, because in tens of the countries of the world, at this very moment, just like here, an extra ticket is required for this musical. Playing Les Misérables principally means that Madlenianum performs the work that has rendered in verse and interpreted in the most beautiful way the most humane thoughts of Victor Hugo and transformed them into a musical spectacle that speaks of friendship, loyalty and defiance. Jean Valjean, Fantine, Eponine, Cosette, but before all, the little Gavroche, a street urchin and a prematurely aged boy, show the power of national spirit, the magnitude of the riot, tragism, but also the humane aspect of a troubled history. Now, that very history is transformed into everything that only the theater can give: in colors, light, song, dance, but also into the real drama. Ten soloists will appear on the stage, but along with them, there will be a whole gallery of characters: convicts, prostitutes, working women, fortune-tellers, and beggars.
Branislava Podrumac portrays the role of Éponine since March 15th 2014, thus making this here most performed role in this Theatre.