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The West End's longest running musical, Les Misérables, has extended its booking period at the Queen's Theatre, where tickets are now on sale to 1 October 2016. The show is also celebrating thirty years in the West End.
The Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Misérables originally opened at the Barbican Theatre on 8 Oct 1985. It transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3 April 2004.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary on 8 Oct 2015, there will be a special gala performance where the current cast will be joined onstage by members of the original company and special guests in a special finale. These are expected to include Colm Wilkinson, Roger Allam, Frances Ruffelle, Alfie Boe, John Owen-Jones and Gerónimo Rauch.
Les Misérables, about love and bravery in 19th century France during the revolutionary struggles, is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton. It is adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.
The current cast includes Peter Lockyer (Jean Valjean), Jeremy Secomb (Javert), Rachelle Ann Go (Fantine), Phil Daniels (Thénardier), Katy Secombe (Madame Thénardier), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Eponine), Zoë Doano (Cosette), Bradley Jaden (Enjolras) and Rob Houchen (Marius).