About Les Misérables
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables is now playing at the renamed Sondheim Theatre.
This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, “LES MISÉRABLES” is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.
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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+ .