Les Misérables : Let the People Sing

Coming: May 2025 25 May 2025 - 30 May 2025

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of  Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer

The Minack is delighted and honoured to be the host venue for one of 11 community-led productions of Les Misérables in 2025.

Helston Theatre Company will work in collaboration with other Cornish theatre societies in a region-wide community project aimed at celebrating the world’s favourite musical, Les Misérables.

The production will take place at the Minack 25 - 30 May 2025 for a total of 9 performances.

Helston Theatre Company will be launching the production on Saturday 7th September.

The date when tickets will be released for sale has not yet been announced.

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40th Anniversary Community Production to be staged at the Minack in 2025

 Cameron Mackintosh and Music Theatre International (MTI) have announced a new UK-wide amateur theatre project, “Let the People Sing,” to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables.

The initiative, running from March to August 2025, will feature 11 community-wide productions across the country. The selected cities include Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Norwich, Swansea and the Minack Theatre, Porthcurno.

Mackintosh explained: “The phenomenon of Les Misérables continues to break new ground, just as Victor Hugo’s novel has since it was first published in 1862.

“The world’s longest running musical was first made available to students under 19 (in an edited schools’ edition) in 2002, to mark the bicentennial of Victor Hugo’s birth. As we approach the extraordinary landmark of the 40th record-breaking year of the iconic musical’s London run, alongside countless productions around the world, we are delighted to invite 11 of our leading amateur companies in the UK to stage, for the first time, the entire show in their own productions. This will involve many hundreds of amateur performers around the country, becoming part of our own yearlong celebrations.

“The success of this much-loved musical was famously made by the public – not the early critics – so what better way to enjoy this unprecedented event, than Let the People Sing!”

Leading the Minack production will be Helston Theatre Company, who will be collaborating with other Cornish societies to bring it to the stage.

A spokesperson for Helston Theatre Company said, “Performing at the Minack is always a huge privilege, but we are also honoured to announce that we have been asked to be one of 11 national leading societies invited to produce this event in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical.”

Rebecca Thomas, Director of the Minack Theatre, said, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to stage this iconic musical in our equally iconic venue. The Minack is a fabulous space for large scale musical productions, and they don’t get much bigger than this. We’re delighted to be a part of such a special celebration of community theatre and to be supporting some of the best Cornish musical theatre societies to create this very special production.”

Les Miserables: Let the People Sing will take place from 25th - 30th May 2025 at the Minack, with 9 performances in total. Helston Theatre Company will be launching the production on Saturday 7th September. The date tickets will be released for sale has not yet been announced.