Our incredible exhibition Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage will come to a close on Sunday 9 November. It’s been a great ride! If you have not yet made it down to the Library to see the show, there are just three more days left. Yes, count them – three!
The exhibition has led to four months of all things French and revolutionary being celebrated at the Library. In that time we’ve seen choirs sing on the front steps, a jaunty Javert popping up in unlikely places, scripts, musical paraphernalia, movie clips, and the pièce de résistance – the handwritten original Les Misérables manuscript.
A French national treasure, this was the first time the manuscript had left the country. The 945-page volume has returned home to the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, as the manuscript can only be displayed for short periods in order to preserve its precious pages. But never fear, the digitised version is on display to leaf through. There are also drawings, photographs and writing that illustrates Victor Hugo’s life and experience of Paris. Alongside these we explore the history of the novel and its hit musical through costumes, clips, posters and set pieces.
Visit our dedicated Victor Hugo: Les Misérables – From Page to Stage website for full details on the exhibition, ticket information and sales, Victor Hugo and more.