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Les Miserables Fun Facts & Figures

Fun Facts & Figures

Barricade

The barricade moves 19.5m during each show therefore it has travelled 143.41 miles since 1985
It is raised & lowered twice per show totalling 47,344 times they have moved up/down

Revolve
Based on the Barbican revolve having a circumference of 36ft (63 shows), the Palace revolve having a circumference of 31.4m (7602 shows) and our current revolve having 28.26m
(4,171 shows) and on it doing at least 25 revolves per show it has made over 295,900 complete turns, equating to over 8,932km or 5,550 miles (further than London to Los Angeles!)

Breakaway Chairs/Tickets of leave/ Loaves of bread
Assuming Les Misérables has used 1 per show that’s a total of 11,836

Gun Shots
7 gun shots per show equals 82,852

Children
Based on 3 teams of 3 children each for 4 months each. Approximately 770 children have played the roles of either, Gavroche, Young Cosette or Young Eponine

Wardrobe
Each performance entails some 392 complete costumes consisting of over 5000 items of clothing and 85 wigs (including understudies)

75 loads of washing per week = 111,150 washes up to and including 8th April 2014
12 cans of spray starch per week = 17,784 cans up to and including 8th April 2014
4.5 kilograms of soap powder per week = 6,669 kgs up to and including 8th April 2014
Iron 300 shirts a week = 444,600 shirts have been ironed up to and including 8th April 2014
On average a dresser climbs 450 stairs per show

400 wig pins used per show therefore 4,734,400 pins have been used as at 8th April 2014
2 cans of Hair Spray per week = 2,964 cans up to and including 8th April 2014
1 bottle of wig glue per week = 1,482 bottles up to and including 8th April 2014

Lighting
Approx 300 cues per show, which means in 11,836 shows the lights have changed 3,550,800 times

Staffing
Each show has:- 36 Cast, 11 Musicians (22 at Palace), 16 x Wardrobe, 13 x Stage crew, 6 x Stage Management, 6 x Lighting, 5 x Wigs, 3 x Sound, 2 x Chaperones, 1 x Company Manager, 1 x Musical Director,
1 x Resident Director = 101

Flown Scenery
65 ropes are pulled to fly scenery in/out each show = 769,340 times a piece of scenery has flown in/out!!

 

All figures up to and including Perf # 11,836 – 8th April 2014

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Cast Announcement for Jeeves and Wooster at the Duke of Yorks

ALEX JENNINGS NAMED AS NEW WILLY WONKA

I Can't Sing sneak peek!

Skylight starring Bill Nighy & Carey Mulligan

NEW SHOW: Made in Dagenham

Last Chance to see Ghosts

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VIDEO: Miss Saigon - The Legendary Musical is Reborn

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE CAST

REVIEW: Blithe Spirit

FEATURED: Savoy Grill

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ALEXANDRA BURKE JOINS CAST OF HIT WEST END PRODUCTION OF THE BODYGUARD

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STAR OF THE ORIGINAL US PRODUCTION OF THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS LEADS WEST END TRANSFER

MORE CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR MADE IN DAGENHAM

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INTERNATIONAL WICKED STAR JENNIFER DINOIA TO JOIN LONDON CAST

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR BEAUTIFUL

NICOLE SCHERZINGER TO STAR IN ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S RECORD-BREAKING CATS

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Nicole Scherzinger as Grizabella in CATS

MADE IN DAGENHAM OPENS

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Take That Live 2015

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS - NEW TRAILER‏

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CATS Opening Night

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