Les Misérables

Les Misérables (1988) was a musical theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre. Les Misérables was the Norwegian premiere of the musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, after the novel by Victor Hugo. The production was staged at the theatre's main stage.

The Norwegian production was directed by Dion McHugh and Ken Caswell, assisted by Martin Nordal. Les Misérables is a licensed musical, and the London direction, by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, was used as a model.

Øystein Wiik played the role of Jean Valjean.

Paul Åge Johannessen played the role of Javert.


(Objekt ID 42490)
Object type Production
Premiere March 17, 1988
Produced by The Norwegian 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, Youth
Audience size 153742
Number of events 198
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Musical, Theatre
Running period March 17, 1988  

Les Misérables was one of the greatest audience successes in the history of The Norwegian Theatre. It was performed 198 times at the main stage, and all performances - save one - was fully sold out.


Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 02.11.2014

Performance dates
March 17, 1988Hovudscenen, The Norwegian Theatre National premiere, Norway