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Les Misérables Tickets
Les Misérables Information
Don’t wait one day more. Head to the barricade. Les Misérables tickets are available on London Theatre now.
Victor Hugo’s epic French novel of the same name inspires the Les Misérables musical. The musical doesn’t focus on the French Revolution of 1789 though. Instead, Les Misérables tells an expansive story of one man’s journey to salvation from 1815 to 1832.
After picking up audience buzz at the Barbican, Les Misérables opened at the Palace Theatre on 4 Dec. 1985. Its original cast boasts West End and Broadway talent, including Patti LuPone and Michael Ball.
Les Misérables in London continues to attract audiences, with fans continuing to revisit this dazzling musical that includes Boublil and Schönberg's hit songs such as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” and “Do You Hear the People Sing?"
Audiences worldwide can’t get enough of Jean Valjean’s troubled life. Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, and Russell Crowe starred in the 2012 Academy Award-nominated Les Misérables film. Plus, it’s been produced across 42 countries and translated into 22 languages. But there's nothing quite like seeing Les Misérables, the West End's longest-running musical, in London.
What is Les Misérables about?
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. Throughout the musical, audiences meet Fantine, Eponine, and Cosette, as well as the Thenardiers, and freedom fighters like Marius and Enjolras.
Tickets to Les Misérables are available now. Book tickets to Les Misérables on London Theatre today.
2h 50m (incl. interval)
September 25th, 2021
September 28th, 2024
Suitable for 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.
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: Josh Piterman (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)
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
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