Les Miserables at Queen's Theatre

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Queen's Theatre

The award winning London show, Les Miserables at the magnificent Queens Theatre! The stunning theatre is located at 51 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6BA. Positioned at Shaftesbury Avenue, which is one of the most popular streets of London. The venue is hugely popular amongst visitors and tourists and have varied range of eating, drinking and entertainment options.

Soho is located at a nearby distance from the theatre and contains huge range of bars and restaurants. If you are looking for mouth watering Chinese cuisine then go for Chinatown. Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus are positioned at a nearby distance. Queens Theatre is located at an easily location and can be commuted via various modes of commutations such as buses, tubes, taxis and cars. You can visit the theatre via bus route numbers 14, 19, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94 and 159.

Queens Theatre has a huge occupancy of 1065 and spread across three levels as Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle. Stalls is inarguably the best section for great viewing. Ticket prices are bit expensive, but you will enjoy the show thoroughly. Dress Circe also offers some great viewing option especially in front rows. Upper circle is the uppermost tier of the theatre and offer some great bargain seats.

For disabled patrons and carers, Queens Theatre offers discounted tickets. In the year 1907, theatre made its debut and was designed by W G R Sprague. It has been beautifully decorated in an Edwardian Renaissance style with an impressive façade. Some of the blockbuster shows have been hosted at the Queens Theatre after poorly received The Sugar Bowl like Tango Teas, Potash and Perlmutter and The Fanatics.

Classic Restoration and Shakespearean drama have been hosted at the Queen’s Theatre with some wonderful performances by best acting talents such as John Gielgud, Fred Astaire, Kenneth Branagh, Marlene Dietrich, Alec Guinness, Laurence Olivier, Basil Rathbone and Maggie Smith. Some of the innovative productions were hosted during the initial years of 21st century like The Hobbit, Contact, The Rocky Horror Show, Cyberjam, The Taming of the Shrew and The Tamer Tamed.

Magnificent Queen's Theatre London is positioned on Shaftesbury Avenue. In London, this is one of the most popular streets for theatres. With occupancy of 1065 across three levels, the magnificent theatre suits everyone’s pocket. If you want to secure best tickets then simply go for Stalls. Front centre rows are always desirable amongst the viewers and would be quite expensive as well. In Dress Circle, the front few rows offer excellent viewing.

Shaftesbury Avenue is one of the major hotspots amongst the tourists as it is a hub of some interesting activities, along with eating, drinking and entertainment. The stunning Queen’s Theatre is also located at a nearby distance of Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. Various modes of commutation for the theatre are also available such as tube, bus, taxi or car. Queen’s Theatre is equipped with hearing loop infra-red system.

In the most popular theatrical venue, historic Shaftesbury Avenue, Queen’s Theatre is located. Shaftesbury Avenue is situated at the hub of London’s WestEnd. In the year 1907, theatre marked its opening and was intended as twin theatre for the current Gielgud Theatre. W G R Sprague designed both the buildings, where the Queen’s Theatre has been decorated with Edwardian Renaissance style having stunning façade.

The theatre had a slow start with a play named as The Sugar Bowl. Later on Queen’s Theatre become the central hub for top entertainment running some of the popular shows such as Tango Teas, Potash and Permutter and The Fanatics. Some of the classic Shakespearean and Restoration drama are also hosted at the theatre.

Queen’s Theatre London also witnessed some of the finest acting talents of the era such as John Gielgud, Fred Astaire, Kenneth Branagh, Marlene Dietrich, Alec Guinness, Laurence Olivier, Basil Rathbone and Maggie Smith. During the Second World War, Queen’s Theatre was hit by bomb in the year 1940. It also hosted some of the innovative production such as The Hobbit, Contact, The Rocky Horror Show, Cyberjam, The Taming of the Shrew and The Tamer Tamed.

Live Show :Les Miserables

Queen’s Theatre is running the hugely acclaimed and award winning London show, Les Miserables with packed houses. The heart touching show is one of the longest running musicals of the world and has become one of the most loved shows across the globe. In the year 1985, the show made its grand debut with lukewarm response and was transferred from Barbican Theatre to the Palace Theatre.

Les Miserables is one of the most popular shows of Queen’s theatre and adapted from the popular epic French novel by Victor Hugo. The story of Les Mis is set against the background of revolutionary France and revolves around the plight of convict Jean Valjean. The show has beautifully portrayed his struggles to escape the law and is finely accompanied by a brilliant set of co actors portraying other characters from that society.

Alain Boubil musical composition is penned by Claude Michel Schonberg and churned out some amazing musical numbers such as ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘On My Own’ and ‘Bring Him Home’. Although the show is running from the last three decades, still it looks fresh and mesmerizing. The show has showcased the talents of some of the wonderful actors of the time like Sierra Boggess, Danielle Hope, Alfie Boe and Ramin Karimloo.

The power saga with superb musical compositions makes the show a must watch for those who have not yet seen Les Mis. Spectacular production and superb direction will make you come back and watch the show again. The three hours long show is recommended for 7+ kids. So, experience the magic of love, pain, struggle against the backdrop of French revolution at the stunning Queens Theatre.

The world’s longest running musical, Les Miserables is one of the most loved and hugely successful shows. In the year 1985, show made its debut with lukewarm response. Later the show went on becoming a huge success after transfer from Barbican to Palace Theatre. The show later transferred to the Queen’s Theatre!

The blockbuster musical is adapted from the Victor Hugo’s epic French novel and set against the Revolutionary France. The story revolves around the struggles of convict Jean Valjean. The lead actors has given stunning performances and mesmerize the audience with their outstanding acts.

Alan Boublil’s heart touching score along with brilliant lyrics by Claude Michel Schonberg, Les Miseables features some remarkable musical numbers such as ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘On My Own’ and ‘Bring Him Home. In the recent time, the show has witnessed some great actors such as Sierra Boggess, Danielle Hope, Alfie Boe and Ramin Karimloo.

The classic musical les Miserables is running with packed houses at Queens Theatre and recommended for kids above 7 years. The running time of the show is 3 hours. With powerful story and gripping act, the show is a must watch for people of all age groups. So get set for a remarkable weekend with the hugely loved London show!

Queens Theatre - facts

The current cast of Les Miserables includes Peter Lockyer as Jean Valjean, David Thaxton as Javert, Celinde Schoenmaker as Fantine, Tom Edden as Thenardier, Wendy Ferguson as Madame Thenardier, Carrie Hope Flectcher as Eponine, Emilie Fleming as Cosette, Michael Colbourne as Enjolras and Rob Houchen as Marius.

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular production, Les Miserables has become the longest running musical in the world and made its grand entry into the 30th year. This is certainly one of the global sensation and has been enjoyed by more than 70 millions people in 43 countries and 22 languages. The show has made entry into its 30th year and still breaking box office records.

The story of Les Miserables is set against the 19th century French revolution and enlivened up onstage successfully the saga of broken dreams, unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption. Some of the iconic chartbusting musical numbers of the show are “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own”.

The worldwide phenomena, Les Miserbales has been translated in 22 different languages and they are English, Japanese, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, German, Polish, Swedish, Dutch, Danish, French, Czech, Castillian, Mauritian Creole, Flemish, Finnish, Argentinian, Portuguese, Estonian, Mexican Spanish and Korean.

The blockbuster show Les Miserables has enjoyed 7602 performances at the Palace Theatre before transferring to the Queen’s Theatre! The longest running musical of the world made its debut at the Queen’s Theatre on 3rd April 2004! On 2nd January, the show enjoyed its
10,000th performance.

New Star Cast of Les Mis at Queens Theatre

Recently, Cameron Mackintosh made announcements regarding the cast update for its longest running production, Les Miserables which is running with packed houses at the magnificent Queen’s Theatre! The show is all set to make an entry into 30th year in the London Westend.

The talented brand new cast to be the part of the show includes Phil Daniel in the role of Thenardier, Jeremy will portray the role of Javert, Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine, Katy Secombe as Madame Thenardier and Zoe Doano will perform the role of Cosette.

The role of Jean Valjean will be again portrayed by Peter Lockyer, Rob Houchen in the role of Marius, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Eponine and Bradley Jaden as Enjolras. The ensemble of Les Miserables comprise of Adam Bayjou; Sanne den Besten; Edd Campbell Bird; Oliver Brenin; David Burnip; Jordan Lee Davies; Tamsin Dowsett; Katy Hanna; Matthew Harvey; Matt Jeans; Charlotte Kennedy; Emma Kingston; Jo Loxton; Luke McCall; Ryan O'Gorman; Jo Parsons; Adam Pearce; Michael Riseley; Courney Stapleton; Jessamy Stoddart; Samantha Thomas; Lee Van Geleen; Helen Walsh and Paul Wilkins.

On 8th October 1985, the Cameron Mackintosh/Royal Shakespeare Company production of Les Miserables made its debut at the Barbican theatre. The show was transferred on 4th December 1985 and moved to Queen’s Theatre on 3rd April 2004. The heart touching saga of Les Miserables is set against the backdrop of French revolution which is penned by Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg and dapted from the Victor Hugo novel.

Under the superb direction of Trevor Nunn and John Caird, the show has been adapted and directed. Les Miserables is a complete treat for theatre lovers and enjoyed by people from all across the globe. The mesmerizing London show is the winner of several awards and acclamations. So, enjoy the blockbuster show with your dear ones at the Queens Theatre!

Broadway Actor Jean-Baptiste Dies

On Friday,11 sept. 2015 Broadway actor, Kyle Jean Baptiste died as he fell off his mother’s fire escape, in Brooklyn, New York. In London, performers were remembering this bright Broadway star. The 21 year old actor made history to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables as the first African American.

In a Broadway Production of Les Miserables, Jean-Baptiste was the first black actor as well as the youngest person to enact the role of Jean Valjean. He has also once performed at the New London Barn Playhouse.

Keith Coughlin, the performing artistic director stated that Jean-Baptiste was the summer intern in the year 2013. He performed in four shows, which also includes Les Miserables. Coughlin also stated, “As it happens in that particular summer he played Javert in our production of Les Mis, which has close ties to the successes that he has had recently.”

He further stated that outstanding talent as well as warm personality of Jean-Baptiste will be hugely missed as he touched various lives on and off stage. Coughlin quoted, “It's an immense loss for so many.”
During internship, Coughlin and the talented young man grew close to each other. He also said, “It was incredible to watch him grow.”
The huge loss has been mourned by performers in New London mourning Jean-Baptiste, actors and audiences around the country. Message of support to Jean-Baptiste’s family and cast members have been tweeted by Tony Award winners Audra McDonald and Kristin Chenoweth.
Coughlin added, “Kyle was a gentle giant, I think is the best way that I can describe him. Full of joy, and life, a huge immense talent but personality that was just infectious to all who knew him.”

  • Peter Lockyer (Jean Valjean)
  • David Thaxton (Javert)
  • Emilie Fleming (Cosette), Rob Houchen (Marius)
  • Carrie Hope Fletcher (Eponine)
  • Celinde Schoenmaker (Fantine)
  • Tom Edden (Thenardier)
  • Wendy Ferguson (Madame Thenardier) and Michael Colbourne (Enjolras) with Jeremy Batt
  • Ethan Bradshaw
  • Melanie Bright
  • Dougie Carter
  • Jade Davies, Lee Dillon-Stuart, Tamsin Dowsett, Christian Edwards, James Gant, Carolina Gregory, Bradley Jaden, Emma Kingston, Sarah Lark, Jordan Lee Davies, Adam Linstead
  • Joanna Loxton
  • Claire Parrish
  • Adam Pearce, Jonny Purchase, Michael Riseley, Simon Shorten, Ashley Stillburn, Jessamy Stoddart and Helen Walsh.
  • From 15 June 2015: Peter Lockyer (Jean Valjean), Jeremy Secombe (Javert)
  • Zoe Doano (Cosette), Rob Houchen (Marius)
  • Carrie Hope Fletcher (Eponine)
  • Rachelle Ann Go (Fantine), Phil Daniels (Thenardier)
  • Katy Secombe (Madame Thenardier) and Bradley Jaden (Enjolras), Adam Bayjou;
  • Sanne den Besten; Edd Campbell Bird; Oliver Brenin; David Burnip; Jordan Lee Davies; Tamsin Dowsett; Katy Hanna; Matthew Harvey; Matt Jeans; Charlotte Kennedy; Emma Kingston; Jo Loxton; Luke McCall; Ryan O'Gorman; Jo Parsons; Adam Pearce; Michael Riseley; Courney Stapleton; Jessamy Stoddart; Samantha Thomas; Lee Van Geleen; Helen Walsh and Paul Wilkins.

Venue Info

Address:
51 Shaftesbury Avenue,
London, W1D 6BA

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Nearest Tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Performance Times

Mon
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7.30 PM
Tue
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7.30 PM
Wed
2.30
7.30 PM
Thu
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7.30 PM
Fri
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7.30 PM
Sat
2.30 PM
7.30 PM
Sun
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Additional Info

Running Time:
2 hour 30 minutes
Booking From:
27 sept. 1986
Booking Until:
4 March. 2017
Important Info:
children under 5 will not be admitted. Parental guidance advised.
Age Restrictions:
Recommended for children aged 7 or over

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