Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. Premiering in Paris in 1980, it has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. The London production has run continuously since October 1985 – the longest-running musical in the West End and the second longest-running musical in the world.
One Day More from Les Miserables has been voted Britain’s favourite show tune. The song from the West End’s longest-running musical, which opened in 1985, topped the list of beloved numbers. Seven songs from the show based on Victor Hugo’s novel featured in the top 100, while Broadway phenomenon Hamilton bagged eight spots.