Les Miserables to move to Gielgud Theatre temporarily in 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 London for over 30 years, having premiered at the Barbican Centre in September 1985. The New production is currently touring the UK and was created for the show’s 25th anniversary in Britain. It recently opened in Dublin and is set to tour the country until January 2019.
During its closure, the Queen’s Theatre will undergo work backstage and in the auditorium, restoring W.G. Sprague’s original boxes and loges which were destroyed by a bomb during the First World War, and more toilets will be built front of house.
Detailed plans and a cast for the short run at the Gielgud are yet to be announced. Bookings for the temporary move will open next month.
Speaking on the move, Cameron Mackintosh said: “I am continually amazed that Les Miserables in its fourth decade continues to break new ground and new records. The show’s astonishing success is tribute to the story’s power to move and inspire which is at the heart of both the original novel and the musical.
“Tomorrow will always come for Les Miserables”.
Les Miserables tickets are available now.