Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre
Queen's Theatre, 51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA
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Now in its record breaking 32nd year, Cameron Mackintosh’s celebrated musical Les Misérables continues to go from strength to strength at the Queen’s Theatre
A compelling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption, Les Misérables 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.
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.
Now a major movie, Les Misérables 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.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells the story of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his quest for redemption.
Having served 17 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread for his starving niece, a kindly Bishop inspires Valjean to begin a new life.
Breaking parole, Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert.
When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
The cast is led by Killian Donnelly (Kinky Boots, Phantom of The Opera, The Commitments) as ‘Jean Valjean’, Carley Stenson as ‘Fantine’, Hayden Tee as ‘Javert’, Steven Meo as ‘Thénardier’, Karis Jack as ‘Eponine’, Jacqueline Tate as ‘Madame Thénardier’, Hyoie O’Grady as ‘Enjolras’, Charlotte Kennedy as ‘Cosette’ and Paul Wilkins as ‘Marius’.
The cast also featues Emma Barr; Adam Bayjou; Oliver Brenin; Ciarán Bowling; Hugo Chiarella; Andy Conaghan; Alice Ellen Wright; Sophie-May Feek; Catherine Hannay; Antony Hansen; Holly-Anne Hull; James Hume; Karis Jack; Ciaran Joyce; Katie Kerr; Rebecca Lafferty; Jo Loxton; John Lumsden; Anna McGarahan; Jonny Purchase; Lauren Soley; Shaq Taylor; George Tebbutt; Lee Van Geleen and Danny Whitehead.
Les Misérables 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.