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Queen's Theatre
51 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 6BA
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 03 Apr 2004
Booking from: 28 Mar 2017
Booking until: 14 Oct 2017
Duration: 3 hours
LES MISÉRABLES TICKETS

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Wednesday

29 Mar 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Thursday

30 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Friday

31 Mar 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

01 Apr 2017

2:30PM
Monday

03 Apr 2017

7:30PM
Tuesday

04 Apr 2017

7:30PM
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  • mwestlake96 5"7 4 reviews 1 helpful vote
    100% total rating Les Misérables, 9th July 2016
    Les Miserable was incredible. It is such a classic show and lived up to expectations. As a huge fan of musical theatre I had always been ashamed that I had never seen Les Miserables in London and it did not disappoint. The set was amazing (especially the barricade) and it had a turning floor which was used for scene changes, which I thought was a really creative and innovative idea and it worked really well. Every single cast member (including understudies) were so talented and the singing especially blew me away. The whole house was in tears at the last note of Do You Hear the People Sing at the end of the show. A well deserved standing ovation. Well done to the casting director. I would recommend this show to anyone who has even the slightest love if musical theatre. There were a few children in the audience who I believed were really impacted by this show. The show is almost 3 hours long so if you planned in bringing children take that into account. 5* show!!!
    I had a perfect view of the whole stage. You could see every area of the stage and the top of the barricade was not cut off but this is okay if you lean forward quite a bit. If you sit back comfortably then you will only see the back quarter of the stage. I regularly found myself with my elbows on the half wall in front of me. As a young adult, this position really put a strain on my neck and killed my back so I can't imagine how bad it would be for the older generation. The leg room was fine but because of the leaned over position I was in, it was difficult to hold my feet comfortably and they went numb a few times. I was lucky enough to have an empty seat next to me so I could put my bag out of the way next to me. As I was on the edge of my seat I was a little worried that my seat was going to break on me but it held out. I would definitely recommend this seat for the incredible view as long as you're okay with the uncomfortable position you'll be sitting in. Not recommended for those with neck/back problems.
    AA11 Upper Circle - Queen's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle AA11
  • joc78 5"4 female 139 reviews 2 helpful votes
    100% total rating Les Misérables, 6th February 2017
    This show never fails to disappoint and is definitely one of my favourite musicals in the West End. It’s the fourth time I’ve seen it and I never tire of it! The songs continue to give me goose bumps every time I hear them and this is what Les Miserables is all about. You just feel the music and the emotion coming through with each performance and I don’t think you get that with many West End shows. Fabulous performances from all the cast with a deserved standing ovation at the end. This is definitely not the last time I will see this production!
    This seat is situated in the very back row of the Queens Theatre and is quite central. You do feel quite far back and for tonight’s performance there were people standing behind me! Even though you are in the back row, you can still see pretty much everything on the stage as the raking is very good at the Queens Theatre. The seats are not the most comfortable though unfortunately and I did find myself moving around a bit. There is not a lot of leg room either so not ideal for a tall person. Overall, a pretty decent seat at a good price, if a little uncomfortable at times.
    L5 Upper Circle - Queen's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle L5
  • daniellewis 184cm male 93 reviews 4 helpful votes
    100% total rating Les Misérables, 15th March 2017
    This is the worst seat I have ever sat in in all my time theatre-going in London. Please, read on to the end of the review, as I appreciate it doesn't look too bad from the picture alone! The photograph represents the view when leaning forwards, with the people on the row in front NOT leaning forwards. The first point to note that straight away, the architecture of the building that you won't see the first 1-2 metres at the front of the stage, as this extends out beyond the proscenium arch. Now here comes the fun bit. The ticket will come with a warning "May need to lean forward"...what this actually means is "you will need to stretch and lean forward for the entire show and even then you won't see a lot". Because the patrons in front are also leaning forwards, this impedes your view. I'm a tall chap, and even at full lean I couldn't see anything in the lower half of the stage with the heads in front of me. What didn't help is that they were constantly bobbing from side to side talking to their neighbours, which made it even more difficult to see through the gap. To make matters worse with this seat, legroom is literally zero. Think Ryanair, but worse. Admittedly I am 6 foot, but I have never experienced legroom as poor as this. Interesting is that the seat is not marked as limited legroom....evidently they would struggle to get £50 for it if it was. The lack of leg space combined with the long first half meant the most uncomfortable experience I've ever had in a theatre. To the extent where I had to move seats to the back of the Upper Circle in the Interval. In summary, if you don't mind heads being in the way and you have short legs, this isn't a bad seat. However please please please do not fall into the trap that I did and believe that "may need to lean forward" would mean anything of the sort. You will need to learn, and dodge, and bob, and be squished. Cracking show though.
    A16 Upper Circle - Queen's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Upper Circle A16
  • Anonymous User 4118 reviews 548 helpful votes
    100% total rating Les Misérables
    The show itself is brilliant - an amazing musical, emotionally charged, extremely well performed and highly recommended. Seats at the back of the stalls are really not a good idea though because you miss quite a lot of the set - the barricade is the main part of the set and you can't see the top of it, plus it feels as though you are watching a performance from within a tunnel - my photo will show you why, and that certainly caused me to feel disconnected to the show. I've seen it 4 times and the worst seats have been back of stalls. Best advice - pay a little extra money and book seats towards the front of the stalls - up to about row M. They'll be fantastic.
    Sat in Stalls U20
    I found this seat very uncomfortable and think anyone over 5'8" will. The seat in front is not lined up directly, and consequently there is a hinge on the seat that connects with your knee if your legs are long enough that your knees are touching that seat. Mine ended up bruised. My back ended up aching a lot, probably because my body was so tense trying to get comfortable. The view from here is really not good at all - you miss quite a lot of the set - the barricade is the main part of the set and you can't see the top of it, plus it feels as though you are watching a performance from within a tunnel - my photo will show you why, and that certainly caused me to feel disconnected from the show. I've seen it 4 times and this resulted in a completely different experience than when I have sat front of stalls. Best advice - pay a little extra money and book seats towards the front of the stalls - up to about row M. They'll be fantastic. If you are only interested in going for the music and you are shorter than 5'8" or taller than that but very skinny, you'll be ok. If you are 6' or more and have anything other than a small frame, avoid these seats.
    U20 Stalls - Queen's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls U20
LES MISÉRABLES SEATING PLAN
The middle of the Stalls and the front of the Dress Circle are best for those who would like clear and unhindered views of the famous barricade.
Queen's Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
STORY
Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Shönberg’s multi Tony and Olivier Award winning production is officially the longest running musical in the world.

Les Misérables is adapted for the stage from Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the show is considered to be one of the best ever written and has been performed across the globe to millions of audience members.

The show is set in France across a period of several decades, primarily focusing on the life and struggle of former convict, Jean Valjean. Having been imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, Valjean is finally released on parole. Unfortunately he discovers that his past muddies his future potential and choses a life on the run from his former identity.

Some years later, Valjean makes good and becomes the Mayor of Montreuil-sur-Mer. His prosperous years seem about to falter once again as he takes in the stray child of a prostitute, only to capture the attention of the very police officer who has been searching for him since he skipped his parole 8 years back.

Les Misérables is widely praised for its fantastic music and delights the audience with memorable numbers such as “At the End of The Day,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Do You Hear The People Sing,” “One Day More” and “Bring Him Home.”

Les Misérables is currently running at the Queens Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue and still remains one of the most sought after theatre tickets in town.
SUITABLE FOR
Those who love a classic musical filled with rousing show numbers will love this production. The storyline is quite complex, so not ideal for young children who would struggle to keep up.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for children 7+
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