Les Misérables

Les Misérables (2012) was a musical theatre production by The Arctic Theatre, at the time still called Hålogaland Theatre. Les Misérables was based on the musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, after the novel by Victor Hugo. The production was staged at Scene Vest, The Arctic Theatre.

Matthias Davids directed it.

Jardar Johansen played the role of Jean Valjean.

Hans Marius Hoff Mittet played the role of Javert.

Information

(Objekt ID 42072)
Object type Production
Premiere September 6, 2012
Produced by The Arctic Theatre
Based on Les Misérables by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg; The Miserables AKA Les Misérables AKA The Wretched AKA The Miserable Ones AKA The Wretched Poor AKA The Victims AKA The Dispossessed by Victor Hugo
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian dialect
Expressions Musical, Drama, Theatre
Running period September 6, 2012  
Website HÅLOGALAND TEATER
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SOURCES:

Jenny Kaatz' private archive, donated by Jenny Kaatz. 02.09.2014

The Arctic Theatre, ht.tr.no, 25.04.2016,  http://www.ht.tr.no/index.php/theatre/showview?iShowID=310

The National Library of Norway, performance program digitised by The National Library of Norway, transferred to Sceneweb 21.10.2015

Performance dates
September 6, 2012Scene Vest, Hålogaland Teater – Opening night
Press coverage

Lillian Bikset, I et bedre lys (literally: In a better light), Dagbladet September 6 2012:

"The character depiction in itself is given lesser importance. Matthias Davids has not taken advantage of the possibilities he has to make the characters complex of more than one-dimentional. But some in the ensemble - Hans Marius Hoff Mittet, Tonje Bakken and Haldor Lægreid - manage to signal that there is more in their characters than what they let us see. Mittet shows that he has grown as a singer and an actor, and is able to make the audience curious on what 'really' drives Javert. Bakken gives nuances to Eponine's choice, and Lægreid, as the charismatic rebel leader Enjolras, has the undersigned think that we ought to get to see him in major parts far more often than we do. Who most deserves a mention beyond these, in a solid ensemble where no one has a reason to be ashamed of their work, is the lighting designer Fabrice Kebour. Kebour leads the eye through Melissa King's stylised choreography and Mathias Fischer-Dieskau's sombre and monumental stage design, and shows us that even in the darkest of dark, there can be a hope of salvation."