Valjean went into his father's line of work, getting a job in Faverolles as a tree pruner. pariah that he almost seeks out such abuse, greeting even the kindly It featured Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Norm Lewis as Javert, Lea Salonga as Fantine, Nick Jonas as Marius, Katie Hall as Cosette, Ramin Karimloo as Enjolras, Samantha Barks as Éponine, Mia Jenkins as Young Cosette, Robert Madge as Gavroche, Matt Lucas and Jenny Galloway as the Thénardiers, and Earl Carpenter as the Bishop of Digne. effect on him, and he emerges from the chain gang a hardened criminal encounters M. Myriel in Digne, he is so accustomed to being a social “Cosette,” Book Three: Fulfillment of the Promise Made to the Departed, "Cosette," Book Three: Fulfillment of the Promise Made to the Departed. Valjean goes into prison a simple The orchestra was conducted by David Charles Abell, who also conducted the 10th Anniversary performance in Royal Albert Hall in 1995. A Blu-ray and DVD version of the O2 broadcast was released on 29 November 2010 in the UK (PAL DVD (Region 2) and Blu-ray). hero as well as a savior and a friend to a number of people who His hard work and It was released in North America on DVD and Blu-ray on 22 February 2011. love another person and how to pass that love onto others. Madalena Alberto, Gina Beck, Rosalind James, This page was last edited on 27 May 2020, at 08:58. Once Valjean opens up his heart, he becomes a testament Valjean was born into a poor peasant family. The end credits of the concert confirmed a film adaptation of the stage musical for 2012 release. It marked the anniversary of the West End production of Les Misérables the musical, which was based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel. Originally, Camilla Kerslake had been selected to perform as Cosette; however, she was unable to attend. Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary was performed and filmed at The O2 Arena in North Greenwich, London, England on 3 October 2010 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm. symbol of hope—if he can learn love and charity after suffering so much injustice, anyone can. This ability to change makes him a universal After speeches from Cameron Mackintosh, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the performance concluded with students from school productions of Les Misérables entering the arena through the audience and joining the casts for "The Finale". It marked the anniversary of the West End production of Les Misérables the musical, which was based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel.. The original 1985 cast (excluding David Burt, who had played Enjolras who states he can no longer sing the part and Patti LuPone who originated Fantine but was not in attendance) then led the ensemble in a performance of "One Day More". and decent man, but his time in jail has a seemingly irreversible first person in decades to treat Valjean with love and respect. It featured Alfie Boe as Jean … and circumstances. , Les Misérables: The Dream Cast in Concert, a film adaptation of the stage musical for 2012 release, "PBS Presents U.S. Television Premiere of "LES MISÉRABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AT THE O2, Les Misérables: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Les_Misérables_in_Concert:_The_25th_Anniversary&oldid=959133036, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Rhiannon O' Connor as Locket Crone/Old Paris Woman, Jay Bryce and Rhididan Marc as Constables, Gillian Budd, Zoe Curlett, Sara Pelosi, Amanda Salmon as Lovely Ladies, Nic Greenshields, Tom Pearce, Gerónimo Rauch, Mike Sterling as Convicts, Gina Beck, Sophia Ragavelas, Jon Robyns, Gemma Wardle, Emma Westhead, Paul Westhead as Factory Workers. SparkNotes is brought to you by Barnes & Noble. While the job only paid the paltry sum of 18 sous a day, Valjean used his meager profits to do what he could for his family. Jean Valjean stands at the center of Les Misérables and The concert first aired on U.S. television as a PBS special on 6 March 2011. new vision transform the derelict town of Montreuil-sur-mer into kindness of M. Myriel, Valjean is a blank slate, molded by his encounters of philanthropy. a thriving manufacturing center, which in turn teaches Valjean the value Myriel, however, turns out to be the She had previously acted as Cosette at the Queen's Theatre from 2009 and in the 25th Anniversary Tour production at the Barbican. find themselves in danger. Jean Valjean is the protagonist of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel Les Misérables.The story depicts the character's 19-year-long struggle to lead a normal life after serving a prison sentence for stealing bread to feed his sister's children during a time of economic depression and various attempts to escape from prison. In taking care of Cosette, Valjean learns how to Hall was selected in her place. is good, and this earnestness is enough to make him the novel’s Casts of the current London, international tour, and original 1985 London productions took part, comprising an ensemble of three hundred performers and musicians. He is exceptional Visit BN.com to buy new and used textbooks, and check out our award-winning NOOK tablets and eReaders. For the encore, four Jean Valjeans sang "Bring Him Home": Colm Wilkinson from the original London cast, John Owen-Jones from the 25th Anniversary touring production, Simon Bowman from the current London cast, and Alfie Boe, who sang the role in the concert. Unfortunately, his sister was widowed, having seven children to look after, the eldest being eight and the youngest being one year old. The meeting with Myriel forever changes Valjean’s character, as becomes a trial figure for Hugo’s grand theories about the redemptive Myriel makes Valjean promise to become an honest man. power of compassion and love. Valjean goes into prison a simple and decent man, but his time in jail has a seemingly irreversible effect on him, and he emerges from the chain gang a hardened criminal who hates society for what it has done to him. bishop with scorn and hatred. 186 minutes: Country: United Kingdom: Language: English: Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary was performed and filmed at The O2 Arena in North Greenwich, London, England on 3 October 2010 at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm. who hates society for what it has done to him. By the time Valjean His parents died when he was very young, leaving him with his older sister to fend for him. Hardened by prison and rescued by the Use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Jean Valjean stands at the center of Les Misérables and becomes a trial figure for Hugo’s grand theories about the redemptive power of compassion and love. only in his physical strength and his willingness to discover what to the redemptive power of love and compassion. The evening concert was shown live in cinemas across the UK, Ireland and around the world.