Les Miserables Tickets
Hear the people sing in the world's longest-running musical, which has been in the West End since 1985.
Dream The Dream With Les Mis TicketsLes Miserables is the world’s longest-running musical, seen by over 120 million people globally. It flies its flag over London at the Sondheim Theatre.
The current production of Boublil and Schönberg’s classic has been hailed as ‘Les Mis for the 21st Century’ with new sets, costumes and video design. Its heart-wrenching, life-affirming story of redemption and revolution makes it one of the best musicals in the West End.
The show follows former convict Jean Valjean, who spent 19 years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread. Revolution is in the air in France as Valjean breaks his parole to start a new life, while the merciless police inspector Javert hunts him down.
Adapted from French author Victor Hugo’s novel, there are many iconic songs in the Les Miserables musical including “One Day More”, “I Dreamed a Dream” and “Bring Him Home”.
Les Miserables tickets are some of the hottest in London, and this award-winning musical continues to rouse audiences to their feet for a storming ovation night after night.
What is Les Miserables about?Based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables tells an epic story that covers almost two decades. Starting in a remote area of France in 1815, chain-gang convict Jean Valjean is granted parole by staunchly law-abiding prison guard Javert. Finding that nobody will treat him fairly as a convict, Valjean steals some precious silverware from a bishop who shelters him. When he is caught by police, the bishop tells them that the silverware was a gift and Valjean is free to go. The bishop tells him to take this gift and live a good life devoted to God.
Years later Valjean has become a successful factory owner and mayor. When single mother Fantine is harassed into leaving the factory, she is forced into prostitution, leaving her daughter Cosette in the keeping of the greedy and cunning innkeeper couple the Thénardiers. Valjean finds the child and takes her into his care. More years pass and Valjean and Cossette find themselves in the wake of rising trouble as the 1832 Paris Uprising is about to commence. Meanwhile, the vengeful Javert still hunts Valjean’s every move and wishes to see him back in chains.
Who wrote Les Miserables?Claude-Michel Schönberg wrote the music and co-wrote the book with Alain Boublil. Boublil also co-wrote the original French lyrics with Jean-Marc Natel. Herbert Kretzmer adapted the lyrics for the English-language production.
The musical is based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, which is widely considered to be one of the greatest works of 19th-century literature.
When did Les Miserables open in London?The London production, which was the first English-language version of the musical, first opened on 8th October 1985 at the Barbican Centre. The show transferred to the Palace Theatre later that year and in 2004 moved to the Queen’s Theatre, now called the Sondheim Theatre. It is the longest-running musical West End history and the 2nd longest-running show after The Mousetrap. It closed only briefly in 2019 while the Sondheim Theatre was refurbished but an All-Star Concert version played at the Gielgud Theatre during this time. The production re-opened with updated staging in December 2019.
The Les Miserables London CastThe 2023 London cast currently features Katie Hall as Fantine, Josh Piterman as Jean Valjean, Stewart Clarke as Javert, Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette, Will Callan as Marius, Emina El-Kindy as Éponine, Djavan van de Fliert as Enjolras and Gerard Carey and Claire Machin as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier respectively.
Les Miserables Tickets at Sondheim Theatre: An Unmissable ExperienceThis crowning glory of the West End is still captivating audiences after 38 years, and there is no show as resonant and emotionally stirring. From the highs of love to the lows of war, sacrifice and loss, Les Mis proves time and time again why it is one of the greatest musicals and greatest stories ever told.
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