Les Miserables London
Les Miserables London
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The immensely poignant London classic, Les Miserables London, is one of the most successful legendary productions by Cameron Mackintosh. Boubil and Schonberg’s spectacular show, Les Miserables celebrated its silver jubilee anniversary on October 2012 and is regarded as the longest running musical of the world.
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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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  • Mary C
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Slightly disappointed unfortunately.
    Having first seen Les Mis twice before, the first one was at the Palace Theatre, massive production and stage that did it credit, the second and this one at the Sondheim. It was obvious from the previous ones the cast has been cut. They are still the best on the theatre stage but without the revolving stage and bigger sets it lacks drama. The finale without all the flags and cast members that were in the previous productions, spoilt it for me. Also the lady playing Cosette had a very reedy scow white voice and her dialogue was hard to understand. Still worth seeing though but bring back the drama of the earlier shows. The orchestra is amazing .
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 June 2023
  • carla p
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect evening!
    Amazing performance. Perfect performance from start to finish - very moving. Acting, singing & orchestra were exceptional. I have seen a performance when on your a number of years ago but this performance exceeded expectations. I wish we could return again every night!! Theatre was smaller than I expected but amazing service & very comfortable. We pre ordered drink’s & merchandise both before the performance as well as the interval to save time queuing - this was the right thing to do as queues were large but service did appear to be quick. Greeted warmly by all staff who were available to answer questions as required
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 July 2023
  • erika2205
    Caterham, United Kingdom214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    6 stars. 7 stars. This show could not possible be any better.
    This was my sixth time seeing the show and this current one is the absolute best production yet. There is not one single thing I can pick out that was not perfect. The theatre is lovely and the crowd was very good - no popcorn munching, beer chugging, phone tapping disrespect - a lovely audience that arrived clearly with an appreciation of the production. The bar and souvenirs are great, the loos enough so no massive queue. We sat in dress circle front row which is easily the best seat in the house. I normally prefer stalls but for a show on this scale, dress circle row A mid is best. Many performers have a "stare at the sky" setup for the big songs, so they literally sing to you, most poignantly in "Stars" and "On my own" - it's chilling. The performance itself was by far the best one yet. All singers pulled a commanding, emotional show, people started choking up by the time the Bishop arrived and at the end of Act 2 there wasn't a dry eye in my vicinity. The children both delivered a fantastic performance. Valjean was great, but Javert was exceptional. The Thenardiers were one of the most entertaining cast yet, Madame Thenardier really puts a funny spin on the role without being too in your face. Lucie Jones as Fantine is right up there with Ruthie Henshall. Nathania Ong as Eponine was incredible, another worthy successor to famous Eponines like Lea Salonga. Very pleased to see that with all the modern productions in the WestEnd, this one kept its originality and they have not amended lines. Especially loved how the actors have moved and (seemingly) improvised confidently, for instance the hug between Valjean and the Bishop at the end. Loved the visual side too. The sewers were mesmerisingly done, and the balcony setup for Marius/Cosette was a very nicely designed set. All in all, the set design was marvellous. In terms of lyrics, the only thing they removed was the second verse of Castle on the Cloud, and I have seen this removed before, probably because of a reasonably inexperienced child actor, it was no big deal. Despite some comments claiming below, the closing line "to love another person is to see the face of God" is NOT removed, it is, thankfully, sung in all its tearjerking glory. All in all, an absolute perfect production, worth every single penny and I cannot wait to go back. Bring tissues.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Tasha L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing production
    I purchased tickets for my partner’s birthday as we regularly go the theatre. This was not a show, I personally would have chosen but was on partner’s bucket list! What can I say, firstly the staging and production was amazing, so much attention to detail that really captures each scene perfectly! The play is completely sung throughout, which was so powerful and convincing in conveying the story. Even with no actual dialogue, the story was uncomplicated, easy to follow and captivating. The voices, well they were out of this world. Every single song was beautifully sung with such emotion and power. So to summarise, this is definitely worth seeing, it is like nothing I have experienced before!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Yvonne L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding production highly recommended
    We sat 6 rows from the front in the stalls. The theatre is beautiful and had a cozy feel to it as we felt so close and immersed in the scenes. The performers were incredible! Not just the main cast but others who sang showed that many of the cast had amazing voices. The scenery was fitting and with slick changes , moody lighting and smoke you felt so convinced with the setting. I cried several times as you could really feel the emotion the cast conveyed. First time we’ve seen the theatre production but seen the dvd which we loved. To be there in person was an added sparkle and we’d highly recommend going to see it. Absolutely amazing, thank you to all involved in this production.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • mistersabz
    London, United Kingdom189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant! Don’t forget your tissues!
    Brilliant! The production value, soundtrack, songs and storyline are just amazing. The current company, whilst not as great as previous ones, are still extremely talented. Do take some tissues along as it is extremely emotional!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 31 July 2023
  • ChrissieWilliams81
    Wyong Creek, Australia1,142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best musical
    Every time I come to London I see Les Mis. This time we had seats at the front of the dress circle. They were amazing seats! No obstruction to our view, and a better view of the set. The sound was amazing! Two people tried to sneak into vacant seats next to us, but they were moved on.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Daniel H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    BOOK THIS SHOW!
    Arranged this trip for my wife who LOVES musicals and it did not disappoint. There were some negatives around the venue (cramped and the heat) but this is easily overlooked as soon as the show starts. It is exciting and I couldn’t look away the entire time. The set was amazing and the entire cast performed unbelievably. The guy playing Jean Valjean - I can not say enough good things. There is a reason he is the leading man. If you take a trip to London and do not book this show you’re missing out.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • TheGreen87
    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom272 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Three times a charm
    I watched Les Miserables a few years ago and didn't enjoy it. I felt like the story was too quick to follow. I went for a second time, after seeing the movie as I fully grasped the brilliant story and loved all of the songs throughout but still it wasn't a five star review from me. I watched Les Mis for a third time in May, and wow, it was exceptional. A round of applause to all of the cast as every single character was performed beautifully. Particularly Fantine, played by Ava Brennan.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Pamela A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wanted to switch a light on 🥴
    I've seen Les Miserables every year for years and years, the stage was a bit to dark at this performance from the front row ,when a bit more light was introduced it hurt my eyes. Anyone else thinking this. Another amazing performance and will be back again next year.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 September 2023
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Norman G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Back in the 1960s I was a Daily Express football writer and my team-mate Herbert Kretzmer was theatre critic, a Jewish South African whose brother was mayor of Jo’burg. He spoke French fluently and wrote the English lyrics to Charles Aznavour’s 'She'. Cameron Macintosh was impressed and Herbert (a sports fanatic) told me he had been invited to write the English lyrics for a musical based on Victor Hugo’s dark novel Les Miserables. No way, people thought, could it be a hit as a musical. This month (accompanied by my 89-year-old Good Companion Joyce) we saw it for the umpteenth time. The previous night we had seen Kiss Me Kate and gave it ten out of ten, Line of Duty’s Aidrian Dunbar making as big an impact as Michael Crawford with Phantom of the Opera all those years ago. We then had to give Les Mis 11 out of 10, absolutely sensational and earning a 10 minute standing ovation. Still the king of musicals. Herbert, who passed on a couple of years ago aged 95, would have been so proud. Master of the House.
Written 12 June 2024
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Sarah S
Worcestershire, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Amazing show, we couldn’t fault it. It’s a very moving story, the singing was both exhilarating and beautiful. Fabulous actors, costumes, stage scenery and not forgetting the wonderful orchestra. It’s a must see, we would love to see it again at some point.
Written 8 June 2024
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Robert Carnahan
Nashville, TN6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
I have seen many musicals and in many places, but this is now a favorite. The cast were stellar. The voice and talent were off the charts (Eponine, Javert, Jean Valjean, and so many others). The theater is also wonderful and so up close and personal. That was really great for this type of show. And perhaps best of all was the orchestra, In many shows the music sort of blends in. But do to the acoustics and the exceptional talent, this orchestra sounded so amazing. I highly recommend this show.
Written 31 May 2024
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Tony E
Switzerland571 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I've lost count of the number of times I've seen Les Miserables in London, New York, the cinema and Europe, and I was expecting a weaker cast so long into the West End run. I was wrong. The singing was uniformly excellent, except for a rather shrill Cosette, and the production flawless. Very highly recommended.
Written 28 April 2024
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,946 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The place is very nice and large. Staging and production was great as was the cast. The story is quite depressing and it’s very very long!
Written 21 April 2024
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Oscar P
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
I have always loved this musical and it was my first time seeing the new edition of it, and oh my god I will be heading back.
Every Song: POWERFUL
Every Actor: STUNNING
Written 20 April 2024
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J J L
Eagle, ID10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The best version of Les Miserables in the world.

Amazing cast all the way through to each member of the ensemble.

If you can only pick 1 show and 1 theater in London - this had to be the one!

Bravo!!
Written 14 April 2024
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SUE L
Taunton, UK96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This has never been my choice of show as I didn't enjoy the film. Bought tickets for my husbands birthday as he has always wanted to see it.
WOW! Has my opinion changed, absolutely superb. The singing was just amazing. Every cast member had such an incredible voice. Spectacular.
Written 12 April 2024
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Cameron M
Two Rivers, WI13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My wife and I have attended many musicals over the years and I am typically the one who is less enthusiastic about the experience. Last night was our first opportunity to see Les Miserable and we were both absolutely blown away. The excellence of the musicianship and acting far exceeded all expectations and the artistry of the production brought this wonderful and touching story to life. I cannot recommend this highly enough…
Written 2 April 2024
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L_K1509
London, UK1,621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My sixth visit to see Les Miserables, over many years. By far my favourite musical.

Normally I would have booked seats in the stalls in advance. As we were in town for dinner on a last minute we went to the box office half an hour before the show started for tickets. The show was sold out, except for some side view seats in the grand circle. In fact the view was pretty good considering we only paid £10! We could not moan. I wouldn’t recommend the seats if it’s your first time seeing Les Miserables as you have to lean forward and may miss a small amount of the side of the stage.

The music is powerful, emotional and the cast did an outstanding performance. Be prepared for the odd tear or two.

It’s a long show, starts at 7.30 until 10.30 (20 minutes interval) the theatre was very warm.
Written 30 March 2024
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