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Les Misérables

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Cameron Mackintosh's legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Misérables is now the world's longest running musical, a global stage sensation at the heart of the West End. Read More >

Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg’s Les Misérables is now the world’s longest running musical, a global stage sensation at the heart of the West End.

Les Misérables is a musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s great humanitarian novel of one man’s determined survival in the face of another’s vengeful persecution.

Set amid the social and political struggles of 19th century France, West End favourite Les Misérables tells the story of former prisoner Jean Valjean, who is pursued for decades by his policeman nemesis, Javert. Their epic cat-and-mouse journey will take them from the French fields to the gritty Parisian sewers, amidst an enthralling story of broken dreams, unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

The international award-winning musical sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution. Having started life as a French-language concept album in 1983, producer Cameron Mackintosh worked in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company to adapt the French musical for a British audience, with the resulting show opening at the Barbican Centre in October 1985. A West End transfer soon followed, along with a Broadway production, and the rest is record-setting history.

The dramatic score of Les Misérables includes numbers such as On My Own, One Day More and Do You Hear The People Sing? Its best known song, perhaps, would be I Dreamed A Dream, made famous through numerous cover versions by artists ranging from Katherine Jenkins to Susan Boyle.

The West End production is currently starring West End leading lady and former Hollyoaks star Carley Stenson as Fantine, and Dean Chisnall as Jean Valjean. Dean’s theatre career has seen him travel all over the UK playing some iconic characters including the green ogre Shrek in the West End, and a star turn in Love Never Dies.

Now, seen by more than 70 million people worldwide in 45 countries and in 22 languages, this spectacular musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece continues to thrill audiences night after night at Queen’s Theatre.

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Age Suitability: 8+. i

Advisory Content: Contains adult themes and humour, strobe lighting and gun shots.

Minimum age for entry to theatre: All persons aged under 16 must be accompanied and sat next to the accompanying adult. They may not sit on their own within the auditorium. If children do have separate seats, entry could be refused. All patrons, regardless of age, must present a valid ticket to gain entry to the theatre. All children should be able to sit unaided within the purchased seat; no babes-in-arms allowed.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 03/04/2004

Opening Night: 12/04/2004

Booking Until: 29/06/2019

Running time: 2h50, inc. interval

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Cast & Creative


Jean Valjean - Dean Chisnall

Javert - Bradley Jaden

Thénardier - Steven Meo

Marius - Toby Miles

Fantine - Carley Stenson

Eponine - Elena Skye

Madame Thénardier - Vivien Parry

Enjolras - Samuel Edwards

Cosette - Amara Okereke

Ensemble - Tegan Bannister, Emma Barr, Adam Bayjou, Oliver Brenin, Ciarán Bowling, Grace Farrell, Sophie-May Feel, Adam Filipe, Antony Hanson, Sam Harrison, Barnaby Hughes, James Hume, Ciaran Joyce, Katie Kerr, Rebecca Lafferty, Sarah Lark, Hannah Grace Lawson, Jessica Lee, Jo Loxton, Anna McGarahan, James Nicholson, Ben Tyler, Joe Vetch, Raymond Walsh, Andrew York



Director - John Caird, Trevor Nunn

Producer - Cameron Mackintosh

Designer - John Napier

Costume - Andreane Neofitou

Lighting Designer - David Hersey

Set Designer - John Napier

Sound - Andrew Bruce

Author - Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg & Herbert Kretzmer

Lyrics By - Original French lyrics by Alain Boublil & English Lyrics By Herbert Kretzmer

Music By - Claude-Michel Schönberg


About Queen’s Theatre

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