Just days before the Christmas release of Tom Hooper's Les Miserables film adaptation, Rebecca Caine, who originated the role of 'Cosette' in the stage musical in 1985, appeared on "Context with Lorna" to talk about why Les Miserables has such an effect on those who see it. Click below to watch the interview!
Caine is an opera and musical theatre performer. She has appeared in Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, Phantom of the Opera, and many more productions.
Under the direction of Tom Hooper, the Les Miserables film will star Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Russell Crowe as Javert, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thernardier, Eddie Redmayne as Marius, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Samantha Barks as Eponine, and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier.
Les Miserables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3 April 2004. When LES MISERABLES celebrated its 21st London birthday on 8 October 2006, it became the World's Longest Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by "Cats" in London's West End. In January 2010, The West End production broke another record by celebrating its historic 10,000th performance.