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Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg's LES MISERABLES is a global stage sensation.

Seen by more than 70 million people in 43 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, it is still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 30th year.

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.

Ex-convict Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Featuring the songs "I Dreamed A Dream", "Bring Him Home", "One Day More" and "On My Own"- Les Miserables is the show of shows.

Running Time:

Two hours and 50 minutes

Sondheim Theatre (formally Queen's Theatre)


About the Theatre
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(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue
London,


 

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by Stage Tube - July 16, 2019
The original staging of the beloved musical Les Miserables played its final performance this weekend at the Queen's Theatre in London. Following the performance, the show's current Jean Valjean, Dean Chisnall addressed the crowd to celebrate the impact and legacy of this groundbreaking production.
by Marianka Swain - July 5, 2019
Cameron Mackintosh today announces he is delighted that in honour of Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday next March, the Queen's Theatre will be renamed the Sondheim Theatre, making him the only living artist to have a theatre named in his honour both in the West End and on Broadway. Following the renovation of wartime bomb damage and a major restoration of the auditorium and the complete backstage, the newly named Sondheim Theatre will continue as the home of world's longest running musical Les Miserables as it enters its 35th year.
by Marianka Swain - February 8, 2019
For 16 weeks only Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thenardier) will lead a large cast and orchestra of over 65 in the concert version of Les Miserables. Book tickets here!
by Gary Naylor - February 1, 2019
Les Mis has been in London almost as long as I have - here's how we have grown old together.
by Nicole Rosky - January 21, 2019
Almost 2.7K fans have signed a petition to save the original staging, begging Cameron Mackintosh: 'By all means keep the 'reimagined' one for tours but don't replace the original!'
by Alan Henry - January 9, 2019
It was announced yesterday that The Queen's Theatre in London, the only place to see Les Miserables with its original staging will undergo renovations and when the show returns from hiatus it will be revised to the most recent production which has toured extensively and played Broadway. When the show reopens, after a brief hiatus, it will have new staging, new orchestrations, and a new cast.
by Stephi Wild - January 8, 2019
Les Miserables is continuing to break records all over the world, with new productions springing up across the US, UK, and beyond. Currently, the Queen's Theatre in London is the only place to catch the show with its original staging, but that soon will change. When the show reopens, after a brief hiatus, it will have new staging, orchestrations, and a new cast.
by Louis Train - December 3, 2018
Not many people know the name Claude-Michel Schonberg, but everybody knows his music: as the composer of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, Claude-Michel is present in everyone's playlist, in a songbook on everyone's piano, and in every karaoke lineup. Last night, he sat down with journalist Edward Seckerson to talk about his life, work, and inspiration, and the projects that didn't quite make it.
by Julie Musbach - October 1, 2018
According to The Stage, Cameron Mackintosh has been given approval to up the number of toilets in the Queen's Theatre from 24 to 33, thereby alleviating a certain amount of congestion during performances of Les Miserables.
by Fraser MacDonald - September 9, 2018
The musical phenomenon that continues to take audiences by storm is arguably uplifting and depressing in equal measure. In this new book, Sarah Whitfield explores the audience's relationship with Les Miserables and offers an entertaining dissection of the show's success.
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 3, 2018
Dean Chisnall chats about playing Jean Valjean, his favourite song in Les Mis, and the importance of seeing live theatre.
by Stage Tube - June 16, 2018
West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live has kicked off today! The cast of Les Miserables took to the stage to give a revolutionary performance. Watch it below!
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2018
From Monday 11 June 2018, there will be major cast changes at the West End production of 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre, which is now in its record breaking 33rd year.
by The Marriage Matinee - March 15, 2018
It is a simple act to overlook those beneath you as you go about your daily life, eager to get to the next appointment or entertainment. All of this hubbub is a distraction from what goes on in the alleys and dark areas where you'd rather not look. But if you manage to 'look down,' you'll see and meet the indomitable spirit that is LES MISERABLES.
by Jamie Body - February 13, 2018
David Thaxton has returned to the cast of 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre in the role of 'Javert'.

Les Miserables Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Les Miserables have their been?
Les Miserables has had 13 productions including West End which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1987, US Tour which opened in 1987, US Tour which opened in 1988, US Tour which opened in 1988, Broadway which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2006, US Tour which opened in 2010, Broadway which opened in 2014, US Tour which opened in 2017, West End which opened in 2021 and West End which opened in 2021.

What other awards has Les Miserables been nominated for?
BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award (Olivier Awards) for -, BBC Radio Olivier Audience Award (Olivier Awards), Outstanding Non-Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for National Theatre, Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Alain Boublil Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Herbert Tretzmer and Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Claude-Michel Schanberg.

What other awards has Les Miserables won?
BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award (Olivier Awards) for - and BBC Radio Olivier Audience Award (Olivier Awards) Outstanding Non-Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for National Theatre Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Alain Boublil Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Herbert Tretzmer Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Claude-Michel Schanberg.

What productions of Les Miserables have their been?
Les Miserables has had 13 productions including West End which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1987, US Tour which opened in 1987, US Tour which opened in 1988, US Tour which opened in 1988, Broadway which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2006, US Tour which opened in 2010, Broadway which opened in 2014, US Tour which opened in 2017, West End which opened in 2021 and West End which opened in 2021.

What awards has Les Miserables been nominated for?
BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award (Olivier Awards) for -, BBC Radio Olivier Audience Award (Olivier Awards), Outstanding Non-Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for National Theatre, Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Alain Boublil Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Herbert Tretzmer and Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Claude-Michel Schanberg.

What awards has Les Miserables won?
BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award (Olivier Awards) for - and BBC Radio Olivier Audience Award (Olivier Awards) Outstanding Non-Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for National Theatre Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Alain Boublil Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Herbert Tretzmer Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Claude-Michel Schanberg.

What songs are in Les Miserables and what's the order?
Look Down [i]
Freedom Is Mine
My Rooms Are Full
Come In, Sir, for You Are Weary
Valjean Arrested/Valjean Forgiven
Soliloquy [i]
At the End of the Day
I Dreamed a Dream
Lovely Ladies
Fantine's Arrest
The Runaway Cart
Who Am I?
Come to Me
The Confrontation
Castle on a Cloud
Oh Help! I Think I Hear Them Now
Now Look Who's Here
Master of the House
Tell Me Your Name, Have No Fear
The Bargain
Thénardier Waltz
Stars
Look Down [ii]
The Robbery
Javert's Intervention
That Inspector Thinks He's Something
Eponine's Errand
Red and Black
Do You Hear the People Sing?
I Saw Him Once
In My Life [i]
A Heart Full of Love
'Parnasse, What Are You Doing?
This Is His Lair
One Day More
Building the Barricade
On My Own
At the Barricade
You at the Barricade, Listen to This
I Have Overheard Their Plans
Bravo, Little Gavroche!
Good God! What Are You Doing?
A Little Fall of Rain
She Is the First to Fall
Night of Anguish
First Attack
Little People
Drink with Me to Days Gone By
Bring Him Home
Dawn of Anguish
The Second Attack
The Final Battle
Dog Eats Dog
Soliloquy [ii]
Turning
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables
Every Day
Valjean's Confession
The Wedding Chorale
Beggars at the Feast
Alone I Wait in the Shadows
Now You Are Here
Finale
In My Life [ii]

What is the order of songs in Les Miserables and what's the order?
Look Down [i]
Freedom Is Mine
My Rooms Are Full
Come In, Sir, for You Are Weary
Valjean Arrested/Valjean Forgiven
Soliloquy [i]
At the End of the Day
I Dreamed a Dream
Lovely Ladies
Fantine's Arrest
The Runaway Cart
Who Am I?
Come to Me
The Confrontation
Castle on a Cloud
Oh Help! I Think I Hear Them Now
Now Look Who's Here
Master of the House
Tell Me Your Name, Have No Fear
The Bargain
Thénardier Waltz
Stars
Look Down [ii]
The Robbery
Javert's Intervention
That Inspector Thinks He's Something
Eponine's Errand
Red and Black
Do You Hear the People Sing?
I Saw Him Once
In My Life [i]
A Heart Full of Love
'Parnasse, What Are You Doing?
This Is His Lair
One Day More
Building the Barricade
On My Own
At the Barricade
You at the Barricade, Listen to This
I Have Overheard Their Plans
Bravo, Little Gavroche!
Good God! What Are You Doing?
A Little Fall of Rain
She Is the First to Fall
Night of Anguish
First Attack
Little People
Drink with Me to Days Gone By
Bring Him Home
Dawn of Anguish
The Second Attack
The Final Battle
Dog Eats Dog
Soliloquy [ii]
Turning
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables
Every Day
Valjean's Confession
The Wedding Chorale
Beggars at the Feast
Alone I Wait in the Shadows
Now You Are Here
Finale
In My Life [ii]

What productions of Les Miserables have there been?
Les Miserables has had 13 productions including West End which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1987, US Tour which opened in 1987, US Tour which opened in 1988, US Tour which opened in 1988, Broadway which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2006, US Tour which opened in 2010, Broadway which opened in 2014, US Tour which opened in 2017, West End which opened in 2021 and West End which opened in 2021.