LES MISERABLES has returned to the Barbican 25 years after it opened, seen by 55 million people around the world, it has become the longest running musical in history. This memorable edition in concert at The O2 has enough pace and passion to give you shivers of excitement and overwhelmingly moving scenes. Set against the background of the French Revolution and based on Victor Hugo's classic novel this is the story of Jean Valjean who is sent to prison for stealing a loaf of bread and is released after nineteen years. He meets and cares for a beautiful but poverty-stricken young girl named Fantine who has daughter Cosette. After Fantine's death Valjean brings Cosette up but he is haunted by Javert - a policeman whose search for Valjean has become an obsession.