“Did I love Les Mis, or ‘the Glums’ as it is affectionately known, when I first saw it back in 1986? No. But I have learned to love it since and if you want a stirring night of musical theatre it is still hard to beat. It’s here in picks because if you want to see the original staging then you will have to get your skates on as it is only running until July 13. The Queen’s Theatre is closing for refurbishment and after that it will re-open with a new staging. Worth it I’d say because this really is a piece of theatre history and you can be part of it.”
“What can we say about the world’s longest running musical that hasn’t been said before? Cameron Mackintosh’s production contains some of the most recognisable songs in musical theatre history. Can we hear the people sing? You’re damn right we can. And we’re not the only ones: over 70 million people have watched the stage version around the globe (and counting!)”
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Ex-convict Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Featuring the songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own” – Les Misérables is the show of shows.
It’s still selling out – and it’s still a stunner
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