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Les Miserables - Queen's Theatre

Winner of the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award. In October 2010 Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg’s Les Miserables celebrated its 25th Anniversary in London and is now the world’s longest running musical. This 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.

Les Miserables has indisputably become the world's most popular musical, having been seen by over 50 million people worldwide in 38 countries and in 21 languages. From its celebrated opening in London in October 1985, this adaptation immediately captured the imagination and enthusiasm of the theatre-going public.

Set in 19th century France, the dramatic score includes the songs 'On My Own', 'One Day More' and 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' There have been 31 cast recordings of Les Miserables, including the multi-platinum London cast album and the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums. The video of the 10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert has sold well over one million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling musical videos in the UK.

The Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production of ‘Les Miserables’ by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, is based on the novel by Victor Hugo, has lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, with original text by Alain Boublil and additional material by James Fenton. ‘Les Miserables' is adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

Reviews: ‘For sheer musical theatre spectacle and an emotional roller coaster, it quite rightly remains the best show in town’ (The Stage). Winner of the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award. In October 2010 Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schonberg’s Les Miserables celebrated its 25th Anniversary in London and is now the world’s longest running musical. This 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. Venue directions: (3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along, just after the Gielgud Theatre.

Duration: Running time is 3 hours. Start or opening time: Available to book until Saturday 26th March 2016. Performances take place from Monday to Saturday at 7:30pm with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2:30pm. Others: Recommended for children aged 7 or over; children under 5 will not be admitted. Parental guidance advised.