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  • Les Miserables

    Open Run

  • Les Miserables

    Dec 5, 2020 - Jan 17, 2021

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Les Miserables

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Over 70 million people have enjoyed this spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo's masterpiece since it premiered on the West End in 1985. Now let Les Miserables sweep you too through its epic tale of passion and destruction, set against the backdrop of a nation in tumult. This international award-winning musical continues to thrill audiences night after night in productions across the world, but none are quite the same as experiencing Les Miserables right where the magic began - on the West End.

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Les Miserables

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December 5, 2020 - January 17, 2021

Les Miserables may be closed for now... but don't fret, Cosette, you can get your fix of the French epic this Christmas! The sold-out semi-staged concert returns, and once again the creme de la creme of the West End will be heading up the cast! Don't miss the likes of Alfie Boe, Michael Ball, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas as they give you all the Les Mis goosebumps!

Sondheim Theatre

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Shaftesbury Avenue 51, London W1D 6BA

  • Year opened: 1907
  • Capacity: 1,074
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

The home of musical theatre giant Les Miserables, The Sondheim Theatre (formally The Queens Theatre) has been serving Shaftesbury Avenue alongside its twin (The Gielgud, nee The Hicks) since 1907. Re-named in honour of the great Musical Theatre composer Stephen Sondheim for his 90th birthday, this Edwardian theatre has had a bumpy ride throughout its history, becoming the first West End casualty of WWII in September 1940 when a Luftwaffe bomb rudely ended a run of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca.

After nearly 20 years of restoration, it reopened in July 1957 with John Gielgud in Ages of Man - a recital of Shakespeare's sonnets. In addition to hosting the longest-running musical of all time (over 30 years and counting) since its 2004 move from the Palace theatre, other notable performances at the Queens have included: Noel Coward's final West End appearance in 1966's A Suite in Three Keys, and Sir Kenneth Branagh's launch to fame in 1987's Another Country with Rupert Everett (succeeded in the show by Daniel Day-Lewis and Colin Firth!)

Whilst reported in The Stage newspaper in 1907 as having some 1200 seats making roughly three hundred pounds a night, the auditorium now seats a more comfortable 1,074 and makes substantially more!

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