GALLERY AND VIDEO: We Dreamed a Dream! Ely Cinema to screen Les Miserables in Ely Cathedral

Universal Pictures film Les Miserables

Universal Pictures film Les Miserables - Credit: Universal Pictures

ELY Cinema and Ely Cathedral have joined forces for a one-off fund raising screening of Les Miserables under the stunning setting of the Cathedral’s Octagon.

Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables.Chief petty office Nathan Dua, who is based in Portsmouth for the Roy

Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables.Chief petty office Nathan Dua, who is based in Portsmouth for the Royal Navy and lives in Lowestoft, is an extra in the film Les Miserables - Credit: Archant

The event on Saturday April 20 will feature pre-event entertainment from Witchford Voices, followed by the award-winning film.

Anne Hathaway in Universal Pictures film Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway in Universal Pictures film Les Miserables - Credit: Universal Pictures

Caroline Cawley, marketing manager at ADeC, who run the cinema based at Ely Maltings, said: “Following the brilliant audience reaction to our King’s Speech film event in the cathedral for the royal wedding, this time we’re bringing a spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale of broken dreams, unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables - Credit: Archant

“Universal Pictures are kindly allowing all the proceeds from this screening to go directly to support Ely Cinema’s Going Digital Campaign and the work of Ely Cathedral.

This film image released by Universal Pictures shows actress Anne Hathaway portraying Fantine, a str

This film image released by Universal Pictures shows actress Anne Hathaway portraying Fantine, a struggling, sickly mother forced into prostitution in 1800s Paris, in a scene from the screen adaptation of "Les Miserables." Hathaway was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, for her role in the film. The 85th Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 on ABC. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Laurie Sparham) - Credit: AP

“It’s a stunning setting, not only has the cathedral been used as a set for many big film productions, it is also the only UK building to be listed as one of the wonders of the mediaeval world.”

Les Miserables

Les Miserables - Credit: Archant


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The pre-film entertainment from community choir Witchford Voices will include some Les Mis classics.

A scene from Les MiserablesChief petty office Nathan Dua, who is based in Portsmouth for the Royal N

A scene from Les MiserablesChief petty office Nathan Dua, who is based in Portsmouth for the Royal Navy and lives in Lowestoft, is an extra in the film. - Credit: Archant

Doors open at 7.15pm and the film will start as dusk falls, at around 8pm.

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Tickets cost £12, and £11 for cinema members. To book tickets, call 01353 616991 or go online www.adec.org.uk .

Tickets can also be purchased from Ely Cathedral, 01353 660349, or in person from Burrows Bookshop in Ely and the Babylon Gallery at Waterside, Ely.

FILM’S BACKGROUND

Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe.

It is still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year.

Helmed by The King’s Speech’s Academy Award®-winning director, Tom Hooper, the Working Title/Cameron Mackintosh production stars Hugh Jackman, Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole.

When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

In January 2013, the world’s longest-running musical came to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale.

With international superstars and beloved songs—including “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own”—Les Misérables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime

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