Les Misérables’ 2019 staged concert has been released for digital download.
For every digital download purchased Mackintosh Foundation will be donating £5.00 to be split amongst three charities Acting for Others, the Musicians Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund and Captain Tom Moore’s Walk for the NHS fund.
In addition, Mackintosh has launched the fundraising by donating £100,000 from his Foundation.
Cameron Mackintosh said: “I am delighted that Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group is releasing Les Misérables -The Staged Concert as a digital download at this time of crisis as it also allows my Foundation to help raise much needed funds for particular charities that are under such pressure at the moment.
“Alongside the concert we will also be releasing a specially created mini documentary “Bringing it Home” which includes footage of the stars at their homes talking about their experiences both of live theatre and the show plus never seen before backstage footage that wonderfully captures the humour, camaraderie and thrill of performing to live audiences in these hauntingly beautiful and exciting historic buildings.
“In these extraordinary times we hope that fans and everyone who loves the theatre will be reminded of how special a theatrical experience can be, going to the very heart of our British culture, which make our nation so special and unique.
“I am exceptionally proud of everyone involved in the making of the Concert and very much hope my Foundation will be able to help a raise a considerable amount of money for these deserving charities.”
Meanwhile a DVD and Blu-Ray release is available to pre-order here, due for release later in 2020.
Les Misérables played its special staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre.
A special screening of the production previously took in cinemas on December 2 last year.
The 2019 Les Mis concert in London is based on the legendary 10th anniversary concert at The Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Arena’s 25th anniversary concert.
The 2019 concert version of Les Misérables in London comprises of an All Star cast, leading an orchestra of more than 65 musicians.
Michael Ball plays Javert and Alfie Boe as his nemesis Jean Valjean. Ball previously played Marius in the original London cast while Boe has played Valjean in the West End, on Broadway and at the 25th Anniversary concert.
Also reprising his role from the West End and 25th Anniversary concert is Matt Lucas portraying Thénardier while Carrie Hope Fletcher plays Fantine, having previously played Éponine in the West End production.
They’re joined by Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier with Bradley Jaden as Enjolras, Rob Houchen as Marius, Shan Ako as Eponine and Lily Kerhoas as Cosette.