January 8th, 2019
Les Miserables, the iconic musical that has resided at the Queen's Theatre since its London debut in 1985 is moving down the road this summer. The production will be setting up shop at the Gielgud (currently home to Company) from late July as the Queen's Theatre is closed for renovations on July 13.
The theatre is scheduled to re-open in the December of 2019 where Les Miserables will return, indefinitely. The renovations are set to include the restoration of both the backstage and auditorium areas of the building, with the work also set to restore W.G. Sprague's (the theatre's architect) original boxes, which were destroyed by a bomb in 1940. The newly-renovated theatre will also boast of a brand new set, and much-needed, toilets.
What is Les Miserables about?
Jean Valjean is released from prison after almost 20 years in captivity for stealing a loaf of bread, soon after, he breaks his parole and flees to start a new life free of crime. Eight years later, he has worked hard to give himself a better standing in life. However, none of his endeavours impress his embittered parole-officer - the bloody-minded Javert - who will stop at nothing to see Valjean behind bars once again.
Like her father, Valjean's beautiful adopted daughter, Cosette, has to fight for what she wants in life when she falls in love with Marius, a student who has joined the burgeoning fight for justice in the streets of Paris. Will their love be enough to save him from disaster at the barricade?
Les Miserables is currently playing at the Queen's Theatre.
View our show pages for more information about Les Miserables, Queens Theatre.
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