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Karis Jack

Karis has just finished playing Eponine in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, West End.

Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. The London production has run continuously since October 1985, making it the longest-running musical in the West End.

Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.

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