Another day older, and another venue! Les Miserables will move to the Gielgud Theatre for four months from July 2019

08 Jan
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

As one of the most financially successful productions in the history of the West End, it's not surprising that LES MISERABLES doesn't want to take a break, so while its current home at the Queens Theatre undergoes a refurb, it will transfer to a new West End home at the Gielgud for four months from the end of July...

The Original London production at the Queen’s Theatre will play until 13 July 2019.  The theatre will then close for four months of rebuilding work both backstage and in the auditorium as well as adding many much-needed new lavatories to the front of house. This work will restore architect W.G. Sprague’s original boxes and loges which, along with the entire front of house, were destroyed by a bomb in 1940 and caused the theatre to be closed for 20 years.

The restored Queen’s Theatre will reopen in December of 2019 with the New production of LES MISÉRABLES, continuing its phenomenal run indefinitely.  A brilliant company is now being put together and bookings will open in February.

While the Queen’s Theatre is being restored, LES MISÉRABLES will continue in performance on Shaftesbury Avenue with exciting plans being announced shortly for a four-month season at the Gielgud Theatre from the end of July 2019.

Cameron Mackintosh said “I am continually amazed that LES MIS in its fourth decade continues to break new ground and new records. The show’s astonishing success is tribute to the story’s power to move and inspire which is at the heart of both the original novel and the musical. Tomorrow will always come for LES MIS!” 

Victor Hugo would have been amused by the social media storm created by the BBC’s “song-free” adaptation of the novel and thrilled that when NOTRE DAME DE PARIS, the musical version of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame returns to London later this month at the Coliseum (frequent home to his other much revived musical hit RIGOLETTO), he will have two musicals running in the West End!]

LES MISÉRABLES and THE LION KING are the most financially successful productions in the history of the West End. Last year this production distributed a further 280% return of profit, giving the original investors a total return of over 3500% on their original investment - an unprecedented feat for any musical in its fourth decade.

LES MISÉRABLES has been performed in 52 countries and 22 languages and won over 100 international awards. The combined audience for the show and the Academy Award winning film is 120 million people. The film is one of the 10 biggest movie musical box office successes of all time.

Tags: West End