Please note: As an advisory to adults who might bring young people. All persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats you could be refused entry. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
Cast Performance Schedules:
Alfie Boe will NOT be performing on Monday evenings, Wednesday matinees or Thursday evenings.
Michael Ball will NOT perform on 13 & 14 September 2019
Alfie Boe will NOT perform on 14, 15 & 16 October, 1 & 2 November 2019.
Performance schedule for the role of Jean Valjean:
John Owen-Jones: Mondays, Wednesday matinees and Thursdays
Alfie Boe: Tuesdays, Wednesday evenings, Fridays, Saturday matinees & evenings
Please also note adjusted cast performance schedule for w/c 28th October 2019:
Monday 28th October - Alfie Boe
Tuesday 29th October - Alfie Boe
Wednesday 30th October (matinee and evening) - Alfie Boe
Thursday 31st October - Alfie Boe
Friday 1st November - John Owen-Jones
Saturday 2nd November (matinee and evening) - John Owen-Jones
Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Lucas, Michael Ball
All Star Les Miserables – Legendary entertainment!
In 1862 Victor Hugo wrote a novel. More than a century later the story turned up as a concept album. In 1980 it was adapted for the stage and enjoyed a brief run. In 1983 Cameron Macintosh created an English language version which, two years later, hit the London stage and made history. Thirty nine years later Les Mis is still loved by millions. The London production has run continuously since October 1985, the longest-running West End musical and the second longest-running musical in the world.
Now we've got something incredibly special for you. Whether you've already seen the show or not you'll adore this fresh production starring a celebrity cast. For a strictly limited 16 week season, Cameron Mackintosh's production of Boublil and Schönberg's Les Mis will star Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine, Matt Lucas as Thénardier and Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier.
The staging is apparently spectacular and also unusually intimate, telling the story in the form of a concert that has previously wowed audiences at the Royal Albert Hall and The O2. The cast and orchestra total more than 65 people, a whopper of a production, and it's on at the Gielgud theatre from August, right next door to the current home of Les Mis, the Queen's.
The show tunes are amazing, and hearing them sung by these remarkable singers is a huge treat. You'll sing your heart out to tunes like I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More and On My Own. And the plot? It goes like this... Roll back time to the early 1800s. The scene is France. This is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his burning need for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread.
Valjean breaks his parole and begins a new life, inspired by a Bishop's act of mercy, promising to adopt and care for the orphaned girl Cosette. Chased by the police, Valjean must be very careful indeed. But when the revolution heats up and a group of young idealists try to overthrow the government at a street barricade, things get nasty.
Who is this show for?
Les Mis is great for kids aged 8 and over. Children under 5 won't be admitted. If you're under 16 you must sit with your parents or an accompanying adult.
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (71%)
Excellent performance Michael Ball and cast were fabulous especially Master if the House
Reviewed on 14 October 2019 by Sandra, Knutsford, United Kingdom
Les Mis has been one of my favourite West End shows for some time and the concert version certainly did not disappoint. The acting of the entire cast was phenomenal but particularly that of Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine), John Owen-Jones (Jean Valjean in the matinee show I attended) and of course Michael Ball (Javert). Matt Lucas (Thenardier) was also funny, adding some new quips into his performance. I was not sure what to expect as far as props/lighting went due to the concert format of the production but I was happy to see the familiar red flag being waved in 'One Day More'. I also particularly liked the lighting effects during Javert's song 'Stars' and his final song. Altogether I would say it was a fantastic show and definitively would recommend going to watch it if you have the chance.
Reviewed on 12 October 2019 by Anoushka, Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 06 October 2019 by Guy, Grantham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 October 2019 by Wim, Wingene, Belgium
Best show we have seen in a long long time. Expensive, but worth it.
Reviewed on 03 October 2019 by Helen, Gillingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 October 2019 by Jixiang, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 02 October 2019 by Susie, Cobham, United Kingdom
Fabulous show equally as good as complete show. Lovely theatre very atmospheric.
Reviewed on 25 September 2019 by Gaynor, Craghead, United Kingdom
Fantastic from start to finish loved it
Reviewed on 19 September 2019 by Carol, Scarborough, United Kingdom
a wonderful staging of a wonderful show. every member of the cast was a brilliant singer and of course Alfie boe is by far the best john valjean of all time.
Reviewed on 15 September 2019 by David, Edgware, United Kingdom
Creative as the show was squashed in somewhat but did not take away the atmosphere.
Reviewed on 13 September 2019 by Janet, Derby, United Kingdom
The most wonderful Show ever. You could not fault anything. The singing was superb not only from the Stars but from everyone on that stage. The lighting was fabulous. So thank you to all
Reviewed on 12 September 2019 by Annie, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 September 2019 by Iain, Knaphill, United Kingdom
Seen Les Miserables many times but this was unbelievable!
Reviewed on 10 September 2019 by Lindsay, Essex, United Kingdom
Vocally, this was the best production of LMis that i’ve Attended. The singing was excellent. Loved Matt Lucas - he was born to play the role of the innkeeper. Loved it!
Reviewed on 30 August 2019 by Lyn, West Drayton, United Kingdom
I hung on every word of every performance and felt many different emotions including tears. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen a few! The acting was excellent and every performer did justice to their part. I would go and see it again tomorrow.
Reviewed on 28 August 2019 by Rosina, West Molesey, United Kingdom
Thoroughly enjoyed the show. Nothing negative to say. Would highly recommend this show!!!
Reviewed on 27 August 2019 by Sandra, Southwell, United Kingdom
An enthusiastic, energetic production with an outstanding cast. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Reviewed on 13 August 2019 by Kathleen, Vero Beach, United States Of America
by Phil Willmott | Tuesday, July 23 2019, 12:58
I’ve written several times here about my disappointment that the original production of Les Mis is to be replaced in the West End by an excellent but cheaper version, opening once its current home, the Queen’s theatre, has been refurbished and renamed the Sondheim Theatre.More on Producer Cameron Macintosh’s Les Miserables Manoeuvres