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Les Miserables - The Global Stage Sensation
For sheer musical theatre spectacle and an emotional roller coaster, it quite rightly remains the best show in town

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Booking from
Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Booking until
Sunday, 1 October 2023

Running time
2 hours 50 minutes

Performance Times

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Les Miserables

Les Misérables is a legendary French historical novel by the writer and poet Victor Hugo, first published in 1862. Many think it's one of the finest novels of the 1800s. Set in early 19th-century France, it tells the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption. An emotional rollercoaster, it'll have you in tears of joy... and tears of sorrow.

Valjean is on parole, having just served a brutal 19 years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his sister and her child, both of whom were starving to death. He decides to break his parole agreement and start fresh, but the horribly persistent Inspector Javert just won't let go. Valjean is swept unwittingly into the revolution, and the group of young idealists he has hooked up with are forced to take their last stand behind a barricade in the streets.

The rousing, unforgettable show tunes come from the pen of the brilliant Claude-Michel Schönberg. The original French lyrics come courtesy of Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel. And the English libretto is by Herbert Kretzmer. The London production has been on stage non-stop since October 1985 and is the second longest-running musical on the planet. Enough said – go see it!

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What a show
One of my favourite show I been in long time would love to go again
Carol, 01 Oct 2022
Wonderful show.
The show itself was wonderful. No complaints at all. The only fault was the long queues for the ladies toilets. I would advise people to use the toilets before the start of the show.
Lorraine, 22 Sep 2022
New set
I liked the new scenery in the show. I enjoyed the overall performance. I would recommend people to see the show. 10/10.
Richard, 22 Sep 2022
A Must see musical!
Excellent acting and singing!! Extremely emotional I cried several times!!
Debbie, 21 Sep 2022
Absolutely fabulous
Fantastic production , everything was faultless. The performers were outstanding, all so talented. I will definitely be seeing it again.
Julie, 16 Aug 2022
Absolutely amazing. Hope to watch again and again.
Were sitting up high, far away from the stage and slightly to the side, seats G4-7, but it didn’t ruin it for us. The show is amazing and can’t wait to see it again one day.
Gillian, 13 Aug 2022
Magnificent
An excellent production and a top quality entertainment experience. Every singer was superb. Great value !
Robert, 13 Aug 2022
Food for the soul
This show is not to be missed as it's something for all the family with a first rate storyline and soundtrack to match.
Stephen, 13 Aug 2022
Excellent show
The singing performances were really good
Jayne, 13 Aug 2022
Just incredibly amazing
The actors and actresses are super talented you couldn't ask for more from an amazing cast.
sean, 07 Aug 2022
Great show
The singers and actors were great and the whole show was an awesome experience.
Maria, 04 Aug 2022
Amazing show!!!
Great cast, great story, great performance!
Matthew, 27 Jul 2022
First musical we watched in the UK
We booked last minute tickets to Les Mis. Even though our ticket weren't the best in the house, we still enjoyed every second of it. We could see most of the stage and really didn't feel like we missed out on better seats. The vocals were incredible and the stage design was brilliant.
Dorette, 25 Jul 2022
Suberb!!!
Mind blowing theatrical and musical performances
Anastasia, 23 Jul 2022
Very good
The show was brilliant , it was wife’s 50th birthday surprise, there was a few things, The staff walking about in out , there way a guy filming the staff did see him , and made a note of the seat number , but they where back and forth in first performance, the person in front of me restricted my view slightly, and the people slightly over to the left had crisps they must have been hungry it went on for a long time ,
Andrew, 17 Jul 2022
Perfect
It’s up normal show you will feel an actual movie with the musical showing
Hamad, 11 Jul 2022
The best show! Such talent
From the minute it began we were hooked. Incredibly talented cast. The singing was out of this world. Highly recommend.
Emma, 10 Jul 2022
LES MISERABLES -SONDHIEM THEATRE
MY WIFE AND DAUGHTER THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS OPERA PERFORMANCE AND THE MUSIC WAS SUPERD ALONG WITH THE ACTORS. GETTING TO THE GRAND CIRCLE CAN BE A BIT CONFUSING BUT IF YOU GET LOSS IN TRYING TO FIND IT YOU CAN GET AN UNGUIDED TOUR OF THE THEATRE WHICH IS WHAT HAPPENED TO US,WE WERE TOLD TO GO UP THE STAIRS AND THEN TOLD TO GO DOWN THE STAIRS AND ENDED UP IN THE STALLS AND THEN TOLD TO GO TO THE FOYER AGAIN AND THEN TO GO UP THE STAIRS AGAIN - MAYBE SOMEONE SHOULD STAND IN THE FOYER AND NOT AT THE FRONT DOOR AND TELL PEOPLE THE PROPER STAIRS TO TAKE!! BUT I LOVED THE WEE TOUR THAT WE TOOK, VERY INTERESTING AND LOVED IT, THE TOILETS CAN BE ALSO ANNOYINGLY DIFFICULT TO GET TOO GENTS ON ONE SIDE AND LADIES ON THE OTHER SIDE, IF IN THE CIRLCE YOU HAVE TO GO TOT THE TOP OF THE CIRCLE CROSS OVER THE BACK AND THEN DOWN THE STEPS AGAIN. BUT OVERALL A GREAT SHOW AND LOVED IT THANK YOU
David, 08 Jul 2022
Les Miz never disappoints
We are regular theatre goers and have seen Les Miserable on more than one occasion, both in Sydney and London. It was simply amazing and of course we’ll be back again soon.
Jason, 07 Jul 2022
The design of each scene was just amazing!
Geniunely I didn't expect it to be so good! I wish I have seen this show before, I loved the coloring, lighting, decoration of the stage and mostly the voice of the actors was somethingelse honestly, such an effort. I have seen so many London musicals, and this show now in one of my first 3 to suggest.
Muge, 05 Jul 2022
Unbelievably great show!
What a great, great show and suberb cast! After so many years (and I’ve seen the show many times in different counters since 1989) a show of such great quality is really phenomenal! The decor was a bit different (simpler) from earlier shows, but that’s probably due to the smaller theatre. It didn’t take anytjing off the really nice experience. The singing was extremely great! I had a set with ‘very restrictief view’ but I’d say: ‘slightly restricted’. Absolutely phenomenal and I recommend it to all lovers of serious musicals!
Jolanda, 04 Jul 2022
Les miserables
Excellent
lynn, 04 Jul 2022
Best presentation of this play.
Superb sound effects and lighting
Gary, 29 Jun 2022
Great way to end our vacation in London!
It was absolutely fabulous!
Christine, 28 Jun 2022
Fantastic staging!
Amazing show.
Sarah, 18 Jun 2022
Always a joy...
Most recent visit, maybe the 5th time I have seen this show, the last time being more than 5 years ago. I think there have been a few very minor tweaks to the dialogue over the years but nothing detracts from the quality of the musical score and the ability of the production to generate empathy and sometimes humour. I didn’t consider that the show’s current home at the Sondheim Theatre (one of the smaller West End theatres?) constrained it in any significant way. For me the running time may be a shade over long but there's a reason it has endured as long as it has. It’s brilliant!
Robert, 09 Jun 2022
Great Experience For My 1st West End Show
Great singers. Amazing sets. Orchestra sounded so good was like listening to a score in a THX Theatre.
Leon, 05 Jun 2022
Brilliant
Loved the show. Grew up being part of musicals as my dad was a musician that played in the band. Suggestion 1. Did not know the story or the length of the show. Was not sure if the interval was an interval or the end of the show. People could make a mistake 2) small detail - when Epina died and was lifted up she actually lifted her torso up before she was lifted.
Vernon, 30 May 2022
classic that holds its own
Still exciting, still gives you chills - this was my first time watching it, but they'll be more (with better seats hopefully...)
Diomedes, 29 May 2022
Best
See it over 15 times this was up there with the best
Patrick, 29 May 2022
Fabulous!
Absolutely spectacular! Our seats were great! I wish I could go back tomorrow night!
Andrea, 25 May 2022
Fantastic, fabulous…
This is my favourite show of all time and it gets better every time I see it….everyone has to come and see it. The singing gets me every time.
Clive, 25 May 2022
Blooming marvellous
Fabulous show
Christine, 22 May 2022
Excellent
Show was amazing. The calibre of the performers was breathtaking.
Katherine, 22 May 2022
Spectacular
I had never been to a theatre production before, but now I’m hooked! Would highly recommend to anyone
Miranda, 17 May 2022
Fantastic show! Must see!
The show was fantastic! Great acting, singing, orchestra and stage setting!
Marte, 16 May 2022
Fantastic!
There is no words to describe the play! Fantastic!
Theodoros, 15 May 2022
A classic show!
Brilliant show but would advise seeing a short synopsis of the story first to help follow some of time jumps between scenes.
Richard, 14 May 2022
Awesome!
A very different feel from what I experienced when I last watched it in Singapore. The music arrangement differs but simply awesome. Never forget experience.
Irene, 14 May 2022
Incredible Must See
I can’t do the cast justice but definitely a must see. Absolutely beautiful show.
Niamh, 12 May 2022
Stunning, emotional performances and writing.
Very hard to find fault. Visually bewildering. Emotionally stirring. Incredible talent on display. If I had to find fault I probably could but I would have to work very hard.
Jamie, 11 May 2022
Brilliant
Doesn’t matter how many times l see the show it is always wonderful, moving and funny!
Cathy, 08 May 2022
Amazing
Everything is good.
Mathieu, 08 May 2022
Vibrant
Great songs, great cast. No boring parts - all great!
Dalton, 06 May 2022
Completely wonderful!
There can't be many left who haven't already seen this amazing show, but if you haven't, book now! it is completely wonderful. It usually has me in tears before the end of the first half, continuing through the second half. I have seen it many times but I never tire and can never believe how fantastic it is. The best show in London!
Thomas, 26 Apr 2022
Wonderful 最高
何より役者さんが上手。主役はもちろんのこと、脇役もそれぞれ皆素晴らしく、言葉を全て理解出来なくても、笑ったり泣いたりできる演出です。
Aki, 23 Apr 2022
Still fab
We watched the film during lock down so really wanted to see the musical. The new staging is very effective.
Susan, 22 Apr 2022
Never get bored of it!
It should be more available cost wise to younger families, single mother parents and teenagers.
Emma, 20 Apr 2022
Do not be afraid!
Travelled from Shropshire. Just over an hour by train. Short taxi ride and then at our hotel. Time to potter around the area, early dinner and taxi to the show. Nothing beats a live performance. Rickshaw back to the hotel, cheese and wine and then bed. WE WILL BE BACK! Thank you
Rob, 19 Apr 2022
Out of this world
My boyfriend had never been to a theatre so I booked tickets to see Le Mis as a surprise for his birthday. We were both blown away it was absolutely amazing. The best thing we’ve ever seen.
Gaye, 11 Apr 2022
April 2022 Les M
Great show to go and see
Colin, 09 Apr 2022
Very professional performance great entertainment
I had no expectations as I am not a great lover of musical theatre but I was very pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I now see why this is such a popular and infamous production.
Peter, 09 Apr 2022
Timeless
Hugo said once that if he only wrote for his time that he might as well break his pen in half. He was right. This story has a universal application. The singing and dancing was powerful and the acting was an emotional roller coaster. The Sondheim Theatre presents a magical experience for a wonderful, memorable play.
Gregory, 28 Mar 2022
A new version
This version was not as rich as the old version and it appeared hurried.
Nick, 24 Mar 2022
The essential London theatre ticket
For theatre lovers, Les Mis is as much a part of a London visit as seeing Big Ben. I’ve seen it 3 times over the past decade, and the cast and production values are always first-rate. The staging has become more imaginative and sophisticated, but the core stays true to the storytelling and makes for a powerful experience. Somehow, Les Mis always feels relevant…this time as Ukraine is under siege. The only drawback is the seating — surprisingly still old-fashioned uncomfortable and cramped seats with disappointing views, even from some of the priciest stalls.
Charlotte, 14 Mar 2022
Think you know Le Mis. think again !
The total restaging of the show has made it a brand new and much improved experience. I have seen the show 6 times and this was the very best performance and staging that I have seen because it brought out new ways of seeing the same scene that made it a totally new experience.
CLIVE, 11 Mar 2022
Fantastic from start to finish
We thoroughly enjoyed the new staging of Les Miserables. Javert's death is astounding.
Eddy, 11 Mar 2022
A MUST SEE
MY FIRST TIME SEEING LES MIS A THEATRE VERSION AS I HAVNT SEEN OTHER THEATRE PERFORMANCES WITH THE SAME SHOW ITS HARD TO COMMENT , BUT I MUST COMMENT ON ALL THE CAST HARD WORK ,THE ORCHESTRA AND BEHIND THE SCENES ALL INVOLVED . THE ONLY THING I WOULD COMMENT ON WAS THE LIGHTING WAS A LITTLE DARK AT TIMES DIFFICULT TO MAKE OUT THE CARICATURE PERFORMING. THE GUYS HAD MAGNIFICENT VOICES AND THE LADIES TO , I THOUGHT THAT THE LADY WHO PLAYED COSETTE WAS A LITTLE TIMID AND QUIET BUT SHE WAS SWEET BT MAYBE THAT WAS HER CARICATURE ,THE CHILDREN WHO PERFORMANCE WERE AMAZING , THANK-YOU ALL FOR A MEMORABLE EVENING
ERIC, 10 Mar 2022
Fantastic
Quality acting, incredible singing!
Andie, 21 Feb 2022
Breathtaking
A classic done so so well. Must have cried at least three times. Voices are spectacular. Staging is spot on. Anyone who likes music needs to see this show.
Clare, 13 Feb 2022
Simply amazing!
My husband and I went to see Les Mis and it was such an amazing performance - it gave us goosebumps in parts!
Debbie, 13 Feb 2022
Fantastic show for 1st time musical viewer
What a fantastic show, everything faultless. Would recommend watching the film first to better understand the story this didn't detract from our complete enjoyment of this musical.
Edward, 11 Feb 2022
Excellent. A must see
Have always wanted to see it. Lived up to my expectations
Briony, 03 Feb 2022
amazing
excellant
SHARON, 01 Feb 2022
Never disappoints
This was our second trip to see les miserables with the family. Gave us all goosebumps! Just amazing, will be on a high all week after this.
Claire, 31 Jan 2022
Great show !
Tissues at the ready , I sobbed my eyes out at this amazing show! Don’t get seats with a restricted view if you can afford not to, I definitely won’t be making this mistake again but we went last minute so only seats left.
Jessica, 30 Jan 2022
Amazing show!!!
The actors are great, the singing is lovely, the whole setting and the effects of the show is marvellous! It my first musical, it’s a really wonderful experience!!!
Nicola, 29 Jan 2022
Fantastic show
Amazing show, performances were outstanding.
Ewen, 24 Jan 2022
My favourite
I’ve seen it many times before but for the first time during the covid time. I liked more the old production. I do understand they wanted to refresh format but why would you change perfection…most important the cast didn’t disappoint, they were brilliant! Well, except Fantine, first time I didn’t cry while she was dying! Something was missing.
Lucyna, 16 Jan 2022
Mind blowing
My first time at a West end show since Cats in the 1980s (as a kid). So we're not a theater-going family at all. Felt we should our rural, outdoorsy kids for a London experience. SUCH an amazing thing to do.
Julia, 16 Jan 2022
Ageless classic 👌
Lovely intimate theatre great settings and stage setup
Neil joseph, 08 Jan 2022
Amazing show
Amazing shows great costumes great singers great story
janet, 07 Jan 2022
Spell binding
A story of redemption and grace that is needed more than ever in our world. Amazing show.
Simon, 07 Jan 2022
Never seen anything like it
Never even imagined anyone could sound as good as this cast did. So much talent and such a pleasant experience. Would recommend to everyone who enjoys any type of brilliant theatre.
Astrid, 07 Jan 2022
Always amazing! Never disappoints!
We have seen Les Mis do many times I have lost count and we absolutely love it: the story, the music, the costumes, the voices, the cast! There are not enough words to explain how much joy it brings. We will be back!
Debbie, 31 Dec 2021
Lovely show
I just wished for a more comfortable seating. Also, they spoke too fast and I couldn’t hear many of the words well at many times, I wished that wasn’t a part of my experience too.
Suhail, 29 Dec 2021
Les Miserables
Moving, beautiful story of love and loss and the human struggle to overcome insurmountable odds. As beautiful as it was 20 years ago on Broadway. The music is the best on the West end.
Erin, 18 Dec 2021
It was such a powerful show, it made me laugh and cry and it gave me goosebumps throughout. Was incredible!
If you are a fan of musicals then this is a must see! It was breathtaking.
Lauren, 17 Dec 2021
Immersive Entertainment
From first arriving we were greeted professionally by masked ushers to obtain covid status and ticket allocation , to direct us to the correct entrance. Bar drinks had to be pre ordered and were bagged and named in bar area to save queues and waiting , Very efficient I noted . Seats were slightly view restricted, but I knew this upon purchase, and as they say you get what you pay for ! Although this was of very little inconvenience ,And did not deter from a thoroughly immersive and enjoyable performance from a wonderful and entertaining cast. Danny Tarpey
Danny, 12 Dec 2021
Stage management
Grand circle D2 is detailed as restricted view but the placement if the actors quite frequently meant I saw nothing if what was happening on stage. They could have taken that into account and placed actors slightly more central & back to prevent lots of people trying to lean forward to try to see. This is not restricted view in my opinion. A slight barrier or post in the eye line is restricted view. Grand circle D2 is no view at all at times. Very disappointed that the shows placement of the actors at poignant moments was not more in view for all.
Tracey, 11 Dec 2021
Very good !
The story, music, acting, perfect.
Eva, 05 Dec 2021
A MUST see
3rd time I've seen this show, even more enjoyable than the last time. The music just gets me every time
Carole, 04 Dec 2021
Superb
Superb, acting, singing costumes, sets, all brilliant
David, 30 Nov 2021
Very entertaining. Great singing
Immerse yourself in the experience
Audley, 25 Nov 2021
A brilliant performance !
The set was excellent, story was moving, singing was wonderful
Hannah, 25 Nov 2021
Wonderful!
Show was fabulous. Would go back again!
Robbie, 24 Nov 2021
Spell-bounding!
Throughout the performance, my eyes were glued to their emotive voices and captivating portrayal of character! The set and imagery was executed superbly and each scene swiftly moved into one another. Although I was with a crowd of people, the actors made me get lost in their story- I felt as if I was the only one watching!
Kellie, 24 Nov 2021
Les Miserables
Last night I attended the evening showing of my all time favourite musical and as always I was blown away by the passion and emotion shown by the cast. Such a wonderful show and one I would really recommend. The only tricky part is the seats are a little cramped not much leg room so just be aware of that before hand ..
Elizabeth, 21 Nov 2021
A truly magical experience
Loved every last minute. What a cast! What a production!
Lorna, 19 Nov 2021
Les Mis - proud family evening
Very late on nov 12th we heard my nephew would be taking the leading role that night. Ticket booked, very easy to do fortunately as time was extremely limited. The performance was fast paced from start to finish. The acting and singing was magnificent.
debbie, 13 Nov 2021
Exceptional
The cast was very professional. A man had a heart attack. The show was stopped then restarted and the cast carried on regardless. It's a very moving production.
Deborah, 08 Nov 2021
Brilliant, amazing and stunning
This was my first ever show! I went with my girlfriend who goes a lot, was one of the most incredible things I have ever witnessed fully enjoyed myself and the actors were incredible
MATTHEW, 08 Nov 2021
One of the best musicals
Excellent show.
Raffi, 07 Nov 2021
Simply amazing
Moving beautiful story. Outstanding acting, singing and music. Full of emotional expression. Made me cry at the end.
Hanna, 06 Nov 2021
Inspirational, comical, gravatus and à historical gem
Nothing to add except... I would always come back and rewatch this masterpiece. Front staff 10/10 which is soooo important... Thank you for an excellent evening...
Mark, 02 Nov 2021
Wow
Voices 🥲
Gabriella, 30 Oct 2021
Fabulous
Excellent show. Performers wonderful music fantastic and effects brilliant.
Denise, 30 Oct 2021
Enjoyable but disappointing
We have seen Les Mis a number of times and absolutely love it. Everything from the casting to costumes. However, on this occasion we were disappointed with one of the leading roles. Whilst perfectly good at what they do, for the role they are cast in they in my opinion unsuitable. There signing was more rap than classical and acting more shouting than comforting. This I found broken the intimacy of the show. It was good but not to the standard I am used to seeing.
Amanda, 30 Oct 2021
Incredible Show
I literally had goosebumps from the first minute until he end! It was a top performance, the singing was amazing. Best reaction from an audience I’ve seen! Well done all
Toria, 28 Oct 2021
A must see
This was a fantastic show from start to finish. The actors were amazing and the music was out of this world
Aimee, 27 Oct 2021