By law, he has to carry a yellow ticket to identify himself as an ex-con, shelter by the Bishop of Digne
, he steals some silver, but is let off by the police when the clergyman tells them it was a gift to Valjean.
First published in 1862, it is set in early 19th century France and tells the story of peasant Jean Valjean who is first thrown in prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving child and then, after his release 19 years later, seeks redemption after being treated kindly by the Bishop of Digne
First published in 1862, it is set in early 19th Century France and tells the story of peasant Jean Valjean, who is first thrown in prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's starving child and then, after his release 19 years later, seeks redemption after being treated kindly by the Bishop of Digne
Ryan O'Gorman will be relieved of his duties portraying the Bishop of Digne
and Babet in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre in London to return to Teesside next week.
Now in his fourth year with Les Miserables, Adam plays the roles of Grantaire and the Bishop of Digne
to packed audiences at the Queen's eatre eight times a week.
And the Irish singer was delighted to land a cameo role as the Bishop of Digne
He played Courfeyrac - also performing at the Euro 96 finale - and more recently returned as Inspector Javert in the West End and in the 25th anniversary production, before finally playing the Bishop of Digne
at the 02 Arena.
Recreating the original West End and Broadway musical hit songs, the cast includes past principal performers from Les Misrables, such as Sarah Ryan, who is also a soprano soloist with the English National Orchestra and has appeared in Songs of Praise; David Fawcett who has played both Brujon, the Bishop of Digne
and the leading role of Jean Valjean; and Katie Leeming.
Hugo only refers to Pascal by name in the opening chapters of Les Miserables, in the course of his description of Monseigneur Myriel, the Bishop of Digne
.(1) Here, Hugo ambivalently calls the seventeenth-century Jansenist both a genius and a madman, a thinker devoted entirely to contemplation of the absolute but so dazed by "la vision terrible de la montagne infinie" that his mind slipped into insanity.(2) Many other paragraphs of Les Miserables, in which Hugo speaks of the distant heavens and the importance of prayer, suggest, however, that he felt an affinity and even an admiration for the author of the Pensees.
Is it really possible, this tale asks, to accept, trust in, or offer to others the divine forgiveness that the Bishop of Digne
(whom Valjean previously beat and robbed) extended so freely to the embittered ex-convict?
Cast: Robert Marien (Jean Valjean), Christopher Innvar (Javert), David McDonald (Bishop of Digne
), Juliet Lambert (Famine), Young Cosette (Hana Kitasel) Fuschia Walker (Madame Thenardier), Nick Wyman (Thenardier), Alicia Morton (Young Eponine), Evan Jay Newman (Gavroche), Sarah Uriarte Berry (Eponine), Stephen R.
1492, was Bishop of Digne
from 1551 until his death in 1568.