A DRAMATIC new non-musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Miserables: The Memoirs of Jean Valjean takes to the stage in Paignton and Brixham, performed over several days this month by the South Devon Players.
Les Miserables, set between 1815 and 1832 in France, tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean, who, after being imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread, breaks parole, becomes the mayor of a town and discovers redemption and love, while all the time ruthlessly pursued by the law.
The story culminates on the streets of Paris in 1832, during the June uprising when Marius, a young law student and revolutionary, falls in love with Jean's adopted daughter Cosette, and Jean must save both Marius and himself from the ruthless suppression of the uprising.
Affiliated with the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, the South Devon Players mainly specialise in shows about local history, but sometimes expands to wider historical events
It will be performed at 7pm at Paignton Baptist Church, Paignton, on September 19; 7pm at Churston Ferrers Grammar School, Galmpton, on September 20; 3pm and 7pm at the Christian Community Centre, Brixham, on September 21; and at 3pm at Paignton Community College on September 22.
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