Cameron Mackintosh announces he is delighted that in honour of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday next March (2020), the Queen’s Theatre will be renamed the Sondheim Theatre, making him the only living artist to have a theatre named in his honour both in the West End and on Broadway. Following the renovation of wartime bomb damage and a major restoration of the auditorium and the complete backstage, the newly named Sondheim Theatre will continue as the home of world’s longest-running musical Les … [Read more...]
Sondheim Theatre London Tickets, News & Reviews for Les Misérables
Les Miserables is at the Queen’s Theatre
Winner of the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award. Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables is a global stage sensation. Seen by more than 65 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, it is still breaking box-office records everywhere.
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!
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: 3 hours
Age Restrictions: Recommended for children aged 7 or over; children under 5 will not be admitted.
Parental guidance advised.
Show Opened: 28th March 2004
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51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA
Queen's Theatre (Sondheim Theatre) Seating Plan
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tube Lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Directions from nearest tube: Go along Shaftesbury Avenue and the theatre will be on the left about 100 metres along, just after the Gielgud Theatre.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 12, 14, 19, 38; (Regent Street) 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453
Night Bus Numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N19, N38; (Regent Street) 6, 12, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, N3, N13, N15, N109, N18, N136
Car Park: Chinatown
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air-conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets and Wheelchair accessible
The Queen's Theatre London was designed as a twin to the Globe Theatre (now called the Gielgud Theatre). During the 2nd World war on 24th September 1940 a bomb dropped on the theatre destroying the entire front of house area along with part of the rear stalls. Following this bomb damage the theatre was used for rehearsals for a period of time.
The Queen’s Theatre reopened on 8th July 1959 after the front facade and front foyers had been rebuilt together with a new exterior designed by Brian Westwood and Sir Hugh Casson. During early 1992 the theatre was refurbished.
Productions at the theatre have included the 1961 musical Stop the World I Want To Get Off! with Anthony Newley which had a run of 485 performances. In 1966 Noel Coward made his final stage appearance in Suite in Three Keys. Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens appeared at the theatre together in 1972. During 1975 Otherwise Engaged had a run of 1029 performances. In 1982 Kenneth Branagh made his West End debut in Another Country and in 1987 Jeffrey Archer’s first play Beyond Reasonable Doubt started a run of 17 months. More recent productions at The Queens Theatre include the Australian song-and-dance show Hot Shoe Shuffle, the Stephen Sondheim musical Passion with Michael Ball and Maria Friedman and Masterclass with Patti LuPone.
In 2019, Cameron Mackintosh announced that the long-running original production of Les Misérables would close on 13 July 2019 while the theatre goes under a major restoration and will return in a new production from 18 December 2019, when The Queen's Theatre would be renamed as The Sondheim Theatre in honor of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim
With both hosts at the 2019 Whatsonstage Awards, Vicky Vox and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, nominated for awards themselves, the winners of their respective categories were – quite cleverly, I thought – not printed on either of their cue cards. Vox’s style of presenting drew different reactions from this year’s attendees, not least when she called out a member of the audience for mobile telephone usage, tearing into the phone user for not being “in the moment”. The ‘Wossies’ once more included … [Read more...]
Cameron Mackintosh today (6 February 2019) announces that for 16 weeks only Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thénardier) will lead a large cast and orchestra of over sixty-five in the concert version of Les Misérables. Katy Secombe also joins to play Madame Thénardier and for three performances a week, the role of Jean Valjean will be played by John Owen-Jones. Further casting will be announced shortly. Click here for cast … [Read more...]
Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Britain’s Got Talent - Winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic a spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more smash-hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices. Come and immerse yourself into the world of Musical Theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, Blood Brothers, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Miss … [Read more...]
LES MISÉRABLES, the World’s longest running musical produced by Cameron Mackintosh, continues its astounding success into its 34th year, confounding the British critics who dismissed it when it first opened. The acclaimed New production was created for the show's 25th Anniversary in the UK in 2009 and has gone on to enjoy huge success around the world all over again, including returning to Broadway. The New touring production which has just opened to rave reviews in Dublin has already taken a … [Read more...]