Unfurl your Tricolore and man the barricades – a concert spectacular featuring numbers from musicals including Les Misérables and Miss Saigon is coming to the Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne in September.

Do You Hear The People Sing? is a celebration of the work of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the creative duo behind the phenomenally popular Les Mis and Miss Saigon. Developed over the course of a decade by Boubil and Schönberg, in collaboration with producer Enda Markey, it is the only concert authorised by the pair, who consider it a definitive showcase of their work. Headlined by musical theatre royalty Michael Ball, the concert will feature eight musical theatre stars from around the world, including Australians Bobby Fox, David Harris and Suzie Mathers, a 24-piece orchestra and a 12-person choir, performing hit songs from the duo’s works including their other musicals Martin Guerre, The Pirate Queen and La Révolution Française.

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg © Michael Wharley

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg. Photo © Michael Wharley.

These performances will be the Australian premiere of the concert spectacular, which has previously been staged in China, Taiwan, the Philippines and across...