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Les Misérables Tickets

This legendary musical of revolution and redemption stirs the soul.
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Production shot of Les Misérables in London, with Gerard Carey as Thénardier and Claire Machin as Madame Thénardier.
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About Les Misérables

Do you hear the people sing at Les Misérables? Be swept up in Victor Hugo’s epic story of a convict, and head to revolutionary-era France once you book Les Misérables tickets in London on TodayTix.

Hear Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s legendary score, including songs such as “Bring Him Home,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” and more. Combine the powerful music with Hugo’s French chronicle, and it’s no surprise that the musical changed the future of theatre storytelling.

Decades on, London Theatre praised Les Misérables saying “The show remains a thrilling triumph. There's hardly any mystery to why it's such an enduring success.” It’s now told in a new, dramatic light at the Sondheim Theatre, balancing all the heartwarming and heartbreaking moments.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Jean Valjean serves time for stealing a single loaf of bread, he breaks his parole and ends up being chased over the years by Inspector Javert. Finding a new life, wealth, and a family after adopting a young girl, Valjean learns that there are many battles to fight and the most important ones are the ones we fight for others.

Building a new, respectable life for himself isn’t easy, but Valjean is determined to do what is right. Make sure you follow the calls all the way to the barricade.

Run time

2hr 50min. Incl. 15min interval.

Start date

25th September, 2021

End date

29th March, 2025

Age

Ages 8+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.

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The Hat

The Hat

62 Reviews | 12 Followers
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Exquisite, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want an epic 3 hours of beautiful music with fantastic performances and tech. Truly a sight to behold.

Don’t see it if 3 hours of dramatic musical theater doesn't sound appealing. This show can be overwhelming at times and runs a bit long.

Taylor R 2090

Taylor R 2090

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Thought-provoking, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Intense

See it if You want a classic show that will truly move you. The staging, acting, and singing are incredible.

Don’t see it if You want something funny and lighthearted.

judidenchisacat

judidenchisacat

37 Reviews | 11 Followers
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Miss the revolve, Ambitious, Classic

See it if You love this show, you will probably love this still to some extent.

Don’t see it if This production is more literal with the set, which works for the story but it felt like it lost some of the magic.

David 321826

David 321826

64 Reviews | 5 Followers
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Masterful, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You don't want to miss a masterpiece

Don’t see it if You don't like musicals. There is no other reason why you don't have to see it

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Les Misérables cast and creative team

By: Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton
Songs by: Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Director: Trevor Nunn and John Caird
Choreography: Kate Flatt
Producer: Cameron Mackintosh
Cast list: Killian Donnelly (as Jean Valjean), Stewart Clarke (as Javert), Luke Kempner (as Thénardier), Katie Hall (as Fantine), Will Callan (as Marius), Amena El-Kindy (as Éponine), Djavan van de Fliert (as Enjolras), Claire Machin (as Madame Thénardier), Lulu-Mae Pears (as Cosette), Katie Hall (as Fantine), Tom Hext (as Grantaire), Elliott Norrington, Dexter Pulling, Osian Slater, Ethan Sokontwe, Alex Shaw, Clark Young (alternating as Gavroche), Ivy-Rae Battams, Dotty Coates, Mila Isaacs (alternating as Little Cosette), Poppy Jason, Saskia Sibley, Elodie Wyle (alternating as Young Éponine)
Design: John Napier
Costume: Andreane Neofitou
Lighting: David Hersey
Sound: Mick Potter and Andrew Bruce
Other info: The show premiered at the Barbican on 8th Oct 1985, then transferred to Palace Theatre 4 Dec 1985, before transferring to Queen's Theatre 3 April 2004

Venue

Sondheim Theatre

51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6BA

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car park: Chinatown (3mins)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along, just after the Gielgud Theatre.

More information about Les Misérables

As Les Misérables progresses, you’ll be whisked away throughout France. Join Fantine and the factory girls as they struggle to earn a living, then head to the Thenardiers inn as they beg, borrow, and steal off their guests. After this, it’s time to head to the barricade as the revolutionaries fight for freedom.

With beautiful love songs, heartbreaking loss, and rousing battle cries, it’s easy to see why audiences go back time and time again. Les Misérables is definitely a French history lesson to remember. You won’t want to wait one day more to see one of the world’s most popular musicals.

What to Watch For:

  • Although the show tells of a French revolution, it’s not about the French Revolution we learn about at school. The French revolution took place between 1789 to 1799, and Les Misérables takes place from 1815 to 1832. It’s likely that characters in the musical would have served during the French revolution though!
  • Every performance includes 392 costumes and 31 wigs.
  • To date, there’s the musical has been translated into 21 languages, including six Spanish versions, two German versions, Korean, and Czech.
  • The original Les Misérables London cast starred Patti LuPone as Eponine and Michael Ball as Marius. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Samantha Barks, Eddie Redmayne, and more appeared in the musical film.

Frequently asked questions

What is Les Misérables about?

Do you hear the people sing? Join the revolutionary spirit in the West End's longest-running musical. Les Misérables follows Jean Valjean's quest for redemption, unfolding against the backdrop of 19th-century France. Hear all your favourite songs from this timeless score, including "I Dreamed a Dream" and "Bring Him Home."

What is the running time of Les Misérables?

Les Misérables runs for 2hr 50min. Incl. 15min interval.

Which theatre is Les Misérables at?

Les Misérables is at London's Sondheim Theatre.

How much are tickets for Les Misérables?

Les Misérables tickets start at £28.

How do you get tickets for Les Misérables?

Check the top of this page for current availability and exclusive offers on Les Misérables tickets on TodayTix.

What is the age recommendation for Les Misérables?

Ages 8+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.

What are the songs in "Les Miserables"?

Les Miserables is an entirely sung-through musical that features many iconic numbers, including “On My Own,” “Stars,” and “Bring Him Home.” The score won the Tony Award for Best Original Score in 1987.

Who wrote "Les Miserables"?

Claude-Michel Schönberg (music) and Alain Boublil (French lyrics) wrote the musical Les Misérables, with Herbert Kretzmer providing the English-language libretto. Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name inspired the musical.

Who directed "Les Miserables"?

Trevor Nunn and John Caird directed the stage musical Les Misérables, shaping the production's direction and bringing Victor Hugo's epic novel to life on the stage. The pair won the Tony Award for Best Direction in 1987.

When did "Les Miserables" open in the West End?

Les Misérables opened in London at the Barbican Centre on 8 October 1985. The show later transferred to the Palace Theatre in London’s West End on 4 December 1985 and moved again to its current home at the Sondheim Theatre on 3 April 2004.

Is "Les Miserables" appropriate for kids?

All ages can enjoy Les Misérables, but due to the nature of the content, they recommend it for those over the age of 7. An adult must accompany children under the age of 16, and children under the age of 3 will not be permitted into the auditorium.

Is "Les Miserables" good?

Les Miserables is the longest-running musical in the West End, entrancing audiences with its sweeping score and emotional storytelling. In a five-star review on London Theatre, they said even after thirty-five years, “the show remains a thrilling triumph.”

Is "Les Miserables" a true story?

Les Misérables, a fictional work by Victor Hugo set in 19th-century France, delves into societal struggles and inequalities of the time, including the June Rebellion of 1832.

Is "Les Miserables" an opera?

Les Misérables is not classified as an opera; instead, it falls under the category of a sung-through musical. The storyline is communicated primarily through music, with minimal spoken dialogue. In contrast to operas that emphasise classical music and singing, Les Misérables encompasses a variety of musical styles and seamlessly integrates singing with spoken dialogue to convey the narrative.

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