About the show
The world’s longest-running musical, Les Miserables is still one of London theatre’s hottest tickets.
Les Miserables celebrated its 30th birthday in 2015 and is still one of the world’s best-loved musicals. One of London’s top tickets, more than 70 million people have seen the show in 44 countries across the globe.
Set in 19th century France, Les Miserables follows former convict Jean Valjean as he tries to turn his life around. Encountering love, loss, sacrifice and redemption, runs for decades from the ruthless policeman, Javert. Valjean reinvents himself as a law-abiding factory owner. But when he takes in a young orphaned child, life as he knows it changes forever.
Valjean’s troubles take place in a France brimming with revolutionary spirit, meaning everything is more dangerous. Students Enjolras and Marius are on the verge of leading a rebellion. The Thenardiers are out to pick up anything they can, regardless of laws. Their daughter Eponine just wants to steal the heart of Marius. He, however, may lose it to another.
The long-running musical is based on a Victor Hugo novel and is sung through. Its famous songs include I Dreamed A Dream, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear The People Sing and On My Own.
The 2012, Oscar-winning screen adaption won this classic show more fans. The London production won the Olivier Audience Award for most popular show in 2012 and 2014.
Dean Chisnall leads the cast as Jean Valjean, starring opposite David Thaxton as Javert. Carley Stenson plays Fantine, while Elena Skye plays Eponine. Amara Okereke takes the role of Cosette. Steven Meo and Vivien Parry play the Thenardiers. Toby Miles and Samuel Edwards complete the leading cast as Marius and Enjolras.
On 23 July, Bradley Jaden replaces David Thaxton as Javert.
The writing team of Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Herbert Kretzmer created Les Miserables. Trevor Nunn and John Caird adapted and directed it.
Les Miserables is booking at the Queen’s Theatre until 2 March 2019.
Map & Location
Shaftesbury AvenueW1D 6BA