Victor Hugo's Les Misérables has been a popular hit around the world since it first appeared in France in 1862. It is now regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 19th century. Since its original publication, Les Misérables has been the subject of a large number of adaptations including films, musicals, plays, graphic novels and games.

The musical adaptation by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg premiered in Paris in 1980. Five years later the English language version opened in London, where it continues to play. A Broadway opening followed in 1987, winning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Since then this much loved musical has played around the world, and been made into a smash hit film. In 2014 Les Misérables returned to Australia in an exciting new production.

This exhibition gives a glimpse into the making and global success of this record-breaking musical. Highlights include original posters from around the world, the many faces of Cosette, photographs from rehearsal and first performances in London as well as more recent performances, including the current Australian production. A selection of original costumes and other Les Mis memorabilia on loan from Cameron Mackintosh will let the audience get up close and personal with a musical phenomenon. Explore the journey of Les Misérables, from page to stage.



Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm