Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre
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Theatre: Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA
Telephone Bookings: +44 20 7492 1566
Les Miserables is the world’s longest-running musical and continues to go from strength to strength for producer Cameron Mackintosh in Trevor Nunn and John Caird’s blockbuster production.
Seen by over 65 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, Les Miserables is one of the world’s most popular musicals. Originally opening in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, it continues to play to packed houses at the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End.
Now a major movie, Les Miserables is produced by Cameron Mackintosh, adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, written by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, and based on the novel by Victor Hugo.
A compelling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption, Les Mis is a timeless musical testament to the survival of the human spirit against all of the odds.
Featuring the songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own” – Les Misérables is the show to end all shows.
Les Miserables is set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean who is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Peter Lockyer as Jean Valjean, Jeremy Secomb as Javert, Phil Daniels as Thénardier, Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras, Zoë Doano as Cosette, Rob Houchen as Marius, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Eponine and Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier.
The full company includes: Adam Bayjou; Sanne den Besten; Edd Campbell Bird; Oliver Brenin; David Burnip; Phil Daniels; Jordan Lee Davies; Zoë Doano; Tamsin Dowsett; Carrie Hope Fletcher; Rachelle Ann Go; Katy Hanna; Matthew Harvey; Rob Houchen; Bradley Jaden; Matt Jeans; Charlotte Kennedy; Emma Kingston; Peter Lockyer; Jo Loxton; Luke McCall; Ryan O’Gorman; Jo Parsons; Adam Pearce; Michael Riseley; Jeremy Secomb; Katy Secombe; Courney Stapleton; Jessamy Stoddart; Samantha Thomas; Lee Van Geleen; Helen Walsh and Paul Wilkins.
Les Miserables originally opened at the Barbican Theatre on 8 September 1985, closing on 28 October 1985. It then moved to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 where it ran until 27 March 2004. The show then transferred to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre, previewing on 3 April 2004 and opening on 12 April 2004.