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Les Miserables The Concert
Until Sep 5, 2021
Opens Sep 25, 2021
Until September 5, 2021
One Day More! 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 missthe amazing talents from the show past and present as they unite for these triumphant concerts once more, giving you all the Les Mis goosebumps all over again!
Opens September 25, 2021
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.
Shaftesbury Avenue 51, London W1D 6BA
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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