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Les Misérables
Les Misérables Tickets

Les Misérables Tickets

25 Sep 2021 -
This legendary musical of revolution and redemption can still stir the soul like no other

Les Misérables Information

The West End's longest-running musical, Les Misérables, has been enjoyed by over 70 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. It is still breaking box office records at the Sondheim Theatre. Les Misérables tickets are available on London Theatre now.

Adapted from the original epic novel by Victor Hugo, the Les Misérables musical is set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and tells a moving story of unrequited love, sacrifice, passion, redemption, and revolutionary spirit. The newly-free prisoner Jean Valjean builds a new, respectable life for himself but is hunted by the prison guard Javert, all while revolutionaries fight for freedom in France.

The original production, which features direction by John Caird and Trevor Nunn, will continue to run at the Sondheim Theatre (formerly known as the Queen's Theatre), having transferred from the Palace Theatre in April 2004. Featuring a score by Boublil and Schönberg, Cameron Mackintosh's original production opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985 (beginning previews on 28 September), where it went on to become a musical theatre phenomenon.

Les Misérables opened at the Palace Theatre on 4 December of that year and transferred to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3rd April 2004. Fans of the show continue to revisit this dazzling musical that includes hit songs such as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” and “Do You Hear the People Sing?"

The Les Misérables musical has won a multitude of awards around the globe and was recently honoured with the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award. It has ran on Broadway in three separate productions and has enjoyed numerous UK tours. An Academy Award-nominated film adaptation of the show was released in cinemas in 2012 starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

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Opening in 1815, Les Misérables tells the story of convict Jean Valjean who is released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang. As he finds that his ticket of leave condemns him to be a social outcast, he is embittered by years of hardship, and steals silver from a Bishop who lies to save his life in front of the police. Feeling a divine intervention, Valjean swears to start his life anew, breaking his parole in search of a better life. Inspector Javert commits his life to tracking him down, leading to a dangerous past encounter that haunts him at every turn.

After saving the sick Fantine from a life spent as a prostitute in Montreuil, Pas-de-Calais, Valjean commits himself to looking after her daughter Cosette, becoming a surrogate father to the child. As the pair move to Paris to once again escape Javert, they become caught up in the student uprising that threatens the peace in the city. Cosette falls in love with the dashing student Marius, and all the characters find themselves juggling their sense of loyalty with love, compassion and the need for redemption.

Run time

2 hours 50 minutes

Opening date

September 25th, 2021


Sondheim Theatre


Suitable for ages 8+

Cast and creative

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
Producer: Cameron Mackintosh
Cast list: Jon Robyns, Bradley Jaden, Gerard Carey, Josefina Gabrielle, Harry Apps, Chanice Alexander-Burnett, Jordan Shaw, Charlie Burn, Sha Dessi, Kelly Agbowu, Emma Barr, Richard Carson, Cellen Chugg Jones, Rodney Earl Clarke, Danny Colligan, Matthew Dale, Matt Dempsey, Jessie Hart, Connor Jones, Jessica Joslin, Michael Kholwadia, Sarah Lark, Georgie Lovatt, Ellie Ann Lowe, Luke McCall, Leo Miles, Claire O’Leary, Kathy Peacock, Mark Pearce, Sam Peggs, Sake Wijers, Mared Williams, Phoebe Williams and Samuel Wyn-Morris.
Design: John Napier
Lighting: David Hersey
Costume: Andreane Neofitou
Choreography: Kate Flatt
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

Our review

Les Miserables

Another fantastic chapter in West End history has been gloriously (re)written, with not one but two spectacular reinventions - first of a theatre itself, in which the Queen's on Shaftesbury Avenue has been reincarnated as the Sondheim Theatre and completely refurbished by its owner Cameron Mackintosh to restore it from a threadbare functionality to which it had previously been brought back 61 years ago from wartime bomb damage to a glowing and welcoming new warmth. Meanwhile, its current tenant...

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Photo credit: Les Miserables (Photo by Michael Le Poer Trench)

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Production images have been released for the reopening of Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre, which officially reopened on 16th January 2020.In a five-star review for, Mark Shenton said: "There's a welcome sense of continuity from past to present, but it is also given a fresh 21st century inventiveness."The cast of Les Miserables stars Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean, Bradley Jaden as Javert, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine, Shan Ako as Eponine, Lily Kerhoas as Cosette, Ian...

Matt Lucas

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Production images showing Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and Carrie Hope Fletcher in the Les Miserable Staged Concert have been released.The musical is being performed in its concert form at the Gielgud Theatre across the road from its usual home, the Sondheim Theatre (formerly Queen's), while it is being refurbished, and will return with the new touring production in December.In the meantime, Ball, Boe, Fletcher are joined by Matt Lucas, John Owen Jones and more for the concert production.Tickets for...

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Sondheim Theatre

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Photo credit: Les Miserables cast (Photo by Johan Persson)

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Michael Ball

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The London production of Les Miserables is set to move to the Gielgud Theatre this summer, with a new production of the musical opening in a newly refurbished Queen's Theatre in December 2019.The original London production is set to run until 13th July 2019, before a four-month season at the Gielgud Theatre from the end of the month. The Queen's Theatre will reopen in December 2019 with a new production of the musical set to continue indefinitely.The original production has been running in...

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