Shaftesbury Avenue, London
From: 3 April 2004
Booking up to: 4 April 2020
No performances beween 14 July to 17 December 2019: The theatre is scheduled to be refurbished during this break
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Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square
Monday at 7.30pm
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Wednesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thursday at 7.30pm
Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday no show
NOTE: There will be no performances beween 14 July to 17 December 2019 to allow major refurbishment and renovations to take place at this theatre
Runs 3 hours including one interval
£? to £?
(plus booking fees if applicable)
Cameron Mackintosh's production of the now legendary musical Les Miserables has indisputably become the world's most popular musical, having been seen by over 50 million people worldwide.
PLEASE NOTE: The Original Production of Les Miserables will run here at the Queen's Theatre up to Saturday 13 July 2019 before closing to allow for major refurbishment work to take place. The Queen's Theatre will then reopen on Wednesday 18 December 2019 with the acclaimed New Production.
From its celebrated opening London in October 1985, this stunning adaptation of Victor Hugo's epic masterpiece by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil (with English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer), immediately captured the imagination and enthusiasm of the theatre-going public. Les Miserables has already been performed in 34 countries, 212 cities and sung in 20 different languages. It closed at the Palace Theatre on 27 March 2004, moving to the Queen's Theatre from 3 April 2004.
Sweeping its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction against the backdrop of a nation in revolutionary turmoil, this stunning adaptation continues to thrill audiences night after night.
Victor Hugo: "People reduced to the extremity of need are also driven to the utmost limits of their resources, and woe to any defenceless person who comes in their way. Work and wages, food and warmth, courage and goodwill - all is lost to them. The daylight dwindles into shadow and darkness enters their hearts; and within this darkness man seizes upon the weakness of woman and child and forces them into ignominy. No horror is then excluded. Desperation is bounded only by the flimsiest of walls, all giving access to vice and crime... they appear utterly depraved, corrupt, vile and odious; but it is rare for those who have sunk so low not to be degraded in the process, and there comes a point, moreover, where the unfortunate and infamous are grouped together, merged in a single fateful world. They are 'Les Miserables' - the outcasts, the underdogs."
Will you join in our crusade? Who will be strong and stand with me? Beyond the barricade. Is there a world you long to see? Then join in the fight. That will give you the right to be free!
Having won awards all over the world, including eight Broadway Tony awards, Les Miserables has earned itself a unique place in musical history. Around the globe, night after night, thousands of people are swept away by the power, the passion and the triumph of human spirit that is Les Miserables.
"The move of Les Miserables is as remarkable as NASA's Mars landing. Rest assured its quality remains intact. The principal cast is further proof of the depth of our theatre's talent. This gripping story displays a belief in the existence of goodness that is an antidote to modern cynicism. As usual the show affected me with a sense of wonder" The Times (April 2004)
Victor Hugo: "Will the future ever arrive?... Should we continue to look upwards? Is the light we can see in the sky one of those which will presently be extinguished? The ideal is terrifying to behold, lost as it is in the depths, small, isolated, a pin-point, brilliant but threatened on all sides by dark forces that surround it; nevertheless, no more in danger than a star in the stars of the clouds" Victor Hugo, writer of the original novel Les Miserables.
Les Miserables in London previewed from 28 September 1985, opened on 8 October 1985 and closed on 23 November 1985 at The Barbican Theatre before transferring from 4 December 1985, closed on 27 March 2004 at The Palace Theatre and then transferred again to the Queens Theatre previewed from 3 April 2004 and opened on 12 April 2004.