About Les Misérables
Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables is a global stage sensation, seen by 70 million people in 52 countries and 22 languages around the world.
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.
Featuring the songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own” – Les Misérables is ‘The Show of Shows’ (Newsweek).
The Original Production will run until 13th July before the Queen’s Theatre closes for refurbishment. The All-Star Staged Concert will run at the Gielgud Theatre 10 August – 30 November. The Queen’s Theatre will reopen on 18th December with the acclaimed new production.
Tell Me More
One of London’s most iconic productions, Les Misérables is a tale of courage, faith and rebellion! Based on the French literary classic of the same name, the stage adaptation has captured the hearts of millions of fans from all over the world.
Although commonly believed to take place during the French revolution, the story actually takes place years later in 1815, leading to the Paris Uprising in 1832. It follows the troubled life of Jean Valjean, a good man imprisoned for stealing a single loaf of bread for his starving sister and her child. After breaking his parole upon release, he is chased over the years by Inspector Javert, a man compelled by a deep and unerring sense of justice. 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.
With beautiful love songs, heartbreaking loss and rousing battles cries, it’s easy to see why it’s been playing for so long and why audiences keep coming back to Les Misérables.
What To Watch For
- Les Misérables actually received bad reviews when it first opened in 1985 - shows how wrong you can be!
- The show is now the world’s longest running musical.
- Every performance of Les Misérables requires 392 complete costumes, not to mention 31 wigs!
2hrs 50min (including interval)
The age recommendation for Les Misérables is 8+ .