Sondheim Theatre, London
Les Misérables: 19th Century Drama that Everyone Can Relate To
Love, war and redemption - all the ingredients needed for an epic tale. Based on the acclaimed 19th century novel by Victor Hugo and compelling audiences since 1985; Les Misérables is a dramatic masterpiece. By adding evocative music to an already engaging story, Cameron Mackintosh has created a journey of emotion. As you watch the stories of ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, factory worker Fantine and her daughter Cosette unfold, you can't help but be moved. Indeed, as hits such as I Dreamed a Dream and Empty Chairs at Empty Tables are sung, you'll be transported to a world of conflicts and, moreover, conflicting emotions.
Why Les Misérables Has Survived the Test of Time
You don't become the West End's longest-running musical without doing a few things right. Although Mackintosh can't take full credit for the story of Les Misérables, he did turn Hugo's work into an inspiring production. Backed by the music of Boublil and Schönberg, the British producer was able to recreate 19th century France on stages around the world. Perhaps the biggest reason more than 70 million people have watched Les Misérables are the revolutionary undertones. Inspired by the French Revolution of the 18th century, the show tells the story of Valjean's fight for redemption. Yet, even though he's been set on the path to righteousness by the Archbishop, his journey is fraught with obstacles. It?s these obstacles that make the story dramatic and, moreover, relatable. Throughout the show, themes of love, conflict and hardship are brought to the fore. By the end, audiences have been taken on an emotional ride. Les Misérables is a true example of how classic stage productions can captivate an audience in the sincerest way possible.
Don't Dream a Dream, Take Your Seat for Les Misérables
Despite being one of the world's longest-running musicals, Les Misérables is more popular than ever. Thanks to TV adaptations, tours and, of course, the 2012 movie, audiences are still flocking to showings of this stage sensation. To get your tickets and find the best seats available, all you need is our booking system. With a few clicks, you'll be able to witness a piece of history at a time and price that suits you.
Les Misérables Fills the Critics with Joy
Les Misérables has been captivating audiences and critics since Mackintosh's production was first shown in 1985.
The music isn't a tawdry, populist distraction from the seriousness of the narrative; it profoundly expresses it.Dominic Cavendish - The Telegraph.
Flamboyant, colourful and boasting more drama and twists than an EastEnders Christmas Special.Esther N McCarthy - The Irish Examiner.
£1.25 restoration levy (collected on behalf of the theatre) appears as part of the face value.
BOOKING PERIOD: Until 17 October 2020
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday: 2.30pm
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 50 min (including one interval)
AGE RESTRICTION: 8
CHILD POLICY: 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. Please ensure that any children or infants for whom you are responsible also have a valid ticket. Your child should be able to sit unaided within the purchased seat. We do not allow children to be seated on an adult's lap or babes in arms.
VENUE: Sondheim Theatre, 51 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 6BA