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The classic musical 'Les Mis' has been given a Spanish-language makeover and is showing now in Barcelona for the first time in its 26 years.
First created by British theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh back in 1985, the statistics that accompany the musical stage version of the classic French tale pretty much speak for themselves: it is the world's longest-running musical, has been translated into 21 languages with productions put on in 41 countries and 291 cities. The total worldwide audience is around 55 million to date...
If you want to find out what all the fuss is about, you need to head to the Barcelona Teatre Musical (just a few minutes from Plaça Espanya) and discover the 19th-century story of Valjean, a common criminal who tries to make a new, more honourable life for himself but finds the odds stacked against him.