Be prepared to be deeply moved in Cameron Mackintosh's heart wrenching adaptation of Les Miserables. Follow the story of Ex-Convict Jean Valjean in his attempt to escape his criminal past, whilst being endlessly pursued by the ruthless policeman Javert who has been on the hunt for Valjean since he broke parole. Watch the dramatic changes which unfold in Valjean's life after he agrees to care for Cosette, the young daughter of down-trodden factory worker Fantine. This musical masterpiece set against the backdrop of 19th Century France is assured to move you to tears as you become engrossed in a tale filled with unrequited love, desire, desperation, sacrifice and redemption. 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.History of Les Miserables
Les Miserables is the longest running theatre production in the world and on the 8th October 2014 it celebrated its 29th anniversary. It was first premiered in London in 1985 at the Barbican Theatre and the display of powerful emotion portrayed in the production proved an astounding success. This sweeping masterpiece has now been seen by over 70 million people worldwide, in 43 different countries and in 22 different languages. Why Book London Theatre Break to see Les Miserables?
Les Miserables has often been voted as one of the best musicals of all time and is undoubtedly one of the best known. Prepare yourself for all the Classics, the production features the songs "I Dreamed A Dream", "Bring Him Home", "One Day More" and "On My Own". With the evocative music and strong performances in Les Miserables, it really is an all-time masterpiece that you can't afford to miss. Why not book a theatre break with Hotel Direct for an unforgettable musical experience.Awards and what the critics have to say
The West End production of Les Miserables has wowed the critics with its dramatic and emotion stirring performance and won numerous awards, including the Laurence Oliver Award in 2012 and 2014. This show is such a smash hit that it has won over 100 awards in total including a Tony and Grammy Award. Have a look at some of the fantastic reviews this production has received from the critics.
"The metaphysical struggle between the former convict Jean Valjean and the pursuing policeman Javert is a very real and dramatic one. I always think the sign of any good theatre adaptation is when it sends you straight to the library for a copy of the novel. This does, and it sends you there singing loudly." Lyn Gardner at the Guardian
"At face value, Les Misérables might seem a dull and depressing subject for a musical, but the clever mix of humour, pathos, love and loyalty weaves a magical aura that stays with you long after the final curtain." - Lizzie Guilfoyle at indieLONDON
"What's really memorable is its sheer passion and pace. Doomy-gloomy through-sung musicals aren't usually my thing, but there are many moments that send shivers of excitement racing down the spine, others when it is overwhelmingly moving. The composer Claude-Michel Schönberg is an absolute master when it comes to the knockout power ballad."- Charles Spencer at the Daily TelegraphInteresting facts about Les Miserables
- There have been over 48,000 professional performances of Les Miserables world-wide and over 10,000 in London alone.
- There are approximately 101 cast and crew directly involved in every performance.
- Each performance entails some 392 costumes consisting of over 5000 items of clothing and 85 wigs!