About Les Miserables

Two-time Olivier Audience Award winner and the longest running musical in the West End, Les Misérables is a true icon of musical theatre! Since premiering at the Barbican Theatre in 1985, Les Misérables has been produced around the world in 44 countries, translated into 22 languages and been seen by over 70 million people.

The show was written by French duo Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer. Produced by theatrical legend Cameron Mackintosh, you’ll be swept up in the show’s epic drama, scale and timeless songs, including “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Bring Him Home” and “One Day More”. The show's longevity has been cemented by a successful motion picture adaptation starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, released in 2012 - though there is nothing quite like seeing the show live in its original production in the West End! And now in its 33rd year, don’t wait one day more to book your tickets.


Killian Donnelly leads the production as Jean Valjean, having previously understudied the role in the West End. He is joined by Hayden Tee as Javert, Steven Meo as Thénardier, Jacqueline Tate as Madame Thénardier, Charlotte Kennedy as Cosette, Hyoie O'Grady as Enjolras and Paul Wilkins as Marius. Carley Stenson joins the cast as Fantine, with Karis Jack as Eponine.

What's the story?

Based on elements of Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name, Les Misérables tells the epic tale of one man's struggle to break free from his past and create a new life for himself and his surrogate daughter in post-Revolutionary France, where discontent amongst the students boils over to create a powerful story of fraternity, equality and freedom.

Released on parole after years on the chain gang for stealing a loaf of bread, Jean Valjean has a religious awakening, leading to him turning his life around. After he shows kindness to Fantine, she leaves her child Cosette in his care as she dies and the two build a new life together, leading to Valjean breaking his parole. Inspector Javert swears he'll have vengeance and devotes his life to tracking him down.   

As the student unrest stirs, young revolutionary Marius falls in love with the now teenage Cosette, but Valjean plans to move away from Paris, until an explosive moment in history and the people of the city are brought together to fight for the right to be free.

Les Miserables Performance Dates & Times

You can book from 23-Nov-2017 to 20-Oct-2018

  • 19:30
  • 19:30
  • 14:30
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  • 14:30
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Who's it suitable for?

Recommended for children aged 7 or over; children under 5 will not be admitted. Parental guidance advised.

Facts & Figures

Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre is the world’s longest running musical.

Having been seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries across the world, Les Misérables is set in 19th-century France where Jean Valjean, a French peasant has served nineteen years in prison having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child. Valjean breaks his parole so he can restart his life again but is relentlessly pursued by the police inspector Javert. This is set against the background of the French revolution, where young idealists make their stand at a street barricades.

Seats on the side of the Upper Circle are classed as side view restricted. Seats from Row R back in the Stalls and Row H back in the Dress Circle may be restricted view due to the overhang and may not have a view of the top of the stage.

The Venue

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Where is Les Miserables?

51 Shaftesbury Avenue London W1D 6BA
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
  • Parking: Chinatown (3mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
  • Nearest Tube: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
  • 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.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible