Les Misérables Theatre Breaks have captured the imagination and enthusiasm of the theatre-going public for over 35 years. And against all odds: it’s back! Making it a great time to come to London and see Les Miz in all its glory!
UPDATE 2020 on Les Miserables Theatre Breaks
Les Miserables, the Staged Concert has returned to London’s West End for an extended season, recently announced to be extended to 28 February 2021.
Stars will include Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine and Matt Lucas as Thénardier.
The first tickets for the socially distanced performances at the Sondheim Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue went on sale on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and theatregoers complained of queues of up 30,000 to the online booking engine. Now tickets are on sale for the third release of performances.
This year (on September 8th) Les Miserables celebrated its 35th London anniversary. It opend round the corner at the Palace Theatre, where Harry Potter is now!
Les Miserables Theatre Breaks and Hotel Packages London
Les Mis So Far
Since this stunning adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic masterpiece was first performed in 1985, Les Misérables has been performed in 52 countries, 221 cities and sung in 22 different languages. It has earned itself a unique place in musical history by winning awards all over the world. This includes an unprecedented eight Broadway Tony awards. In 2010, it was performed in three different London theatres simultaneaously.
Night after night Les Miserables Theatre Breaks guests are swept away by the power, the passion and the triumph of human spirit of one of the most famous, and well-loved musicals.
A New Show for Les Miz
After closing for a re-vamp in 2019, Les Mis returned in 2020 better than ever before.
The Queen’s Theatre closed for 4 months over the summer and autumn of 2019 so it could have some much needed renovation work done to it (the theatre was hit by a bomb in World War 2 and now the owners decided to renovate it to its pre-blitz look).
As well as work backstage they have also added more loos for us all, but especially the ladies!
But now they have finished and Les Miserables is back and the Queen’s Theatre will henceforth be known as the Sondheim Theatre!
Les Miserables Theatre Breaks, including tickets and hotel accomodation continue to be the most popular choice amongst theatregoers to London.
Theatre: Sondheim (was The Queen’s) Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1V 8BA. Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus on the Piccadilly & Bakerloo lines. Performance Times: Monday to Saturday 19.30; Wednesday & Saturday 14.30. Opened: 8th September 1985. Booking : The Concert bversion of Les Miz books opens for 6 weeks from 05 December 2020
Hotel and Les Miserables Breaks
Ticket and hotel packages including Les Mis tickets and hotel accommodation are currently not available
Nearby hotels include:
5 star Waldorf Hilton on Aldwych
4 star Grange Clarendon
4 star Jury’s Inn London Holborn
3 star St Giles Hotel
The Sondheim Theatre is not that far from Leicester Square Tube station as well as Piccadilly Circus for guests staying outside the West End.
For pre-theatre dinner either nip across the road to China Town or behind the theatre into Soho. There is a wide variety of cuisines available in Frith Street and Dean Street, which are my two favourite streets for dining.
I am, as people who know me know, completely obsessed with the musical ‘Les Misérables’. Surprisingly, the show received an appalling reception at first, with harsh and condemning reviews from the critics, but today has to be one of the most, if not the most, popular production in London. People have asked me what it is about the show that has made me so obsessed with it, that’s difficult to answer but there is something about Les Misérables – maybe it is the powerful performances, the music, or that moment when a red flag flies on top of a barricade during ‘One Day More’ (which, in my opinion, is undoubtedly the best end-of-act-one number in any musical)… I don’t know, but there is something that is so moving, so powerful, that it makes an impression that is impossible to forget. From the first time I sat and listened to the Complete Symphonic Recording in 1988, Les Miserables grabbed me and has never let go. From the first note to the last it is completely musical, and with no ‘spoken’ conversation it is unlikely to appeal to everybody. Not a day goes by without me listening to at least 6 of the songs from the show, whether it be in my home or car, and I still cannot listen to some of the songs without getting goosebumps (especially ‘One Day More’), or tearing up a little (Empty Chairs At Empty Tables). My recent visit to see Les Miserables was in June, for what would be my 198th time. I watched the show knowing that I would, of course, LOVE every second and it was the first time seeing the show following the cast change. It does have to be said...they were SPECTACULAR!!! Peter Lockyer was simply perfect, and I still maintain he is easily one of THE best 'Valjean's I have seen, only the hardened of hearts couldn't be moved by the passion and emotion in his 'Bring Him Home' and 'The Epilogue'. Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert' was on a par with Phillip Quast in quality of performance, and the power of 'Stars' and 'Javert's Suicide' gave me goosebumps and very teary eyes. Other cast members who certainly deserve a mention, are the fabulous Craig Mather as 'Marius' who, quite frankly, impressed beyond words. David Langham and Katy Secombe who were both seriously (or should that be comically) outstanding as the 'Thenardier's. My love and obsession with Les Miserables will never diminish and I will always believe, and proclaim, it *IS* the greatest Musical EVER. Les Misérables is absolutely stupendous and has now seen by over 70 million people, in 44 different countries. Also, having recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, it is the longest running musical in the West End, with well-deserved standing ovations at every performance. And it’s not difficult to see why. Just take my word for it, go and see Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre.
Thank you for that superb insight into the show. Les Mis is very lucky to have super fans like you!
Apr 1, 2016
by Paul on Les Miserables
Fantastic show ...everything you have heard about the show is right.... it is that good .Theatre has great atmosphere.Actors were great ....go and see it you won't be disappointed
Feb 5, 2015
by Jane Green on Les Miserables
had,'t seen Les Mis since it left the Palace Theatre way back when. So glad to see that it is just as good now.
Aug 30, 2014
by SaraB on Les Miserables
I saw this 20 odd years ago when (fellow-drama school student) Simon Bowman was playing Marius and now he's the main man singing his heart out as Jean Valjean. And what a richly beautiful singing voice it is too! Equally, gobsmackingly brilliant is the superb bass baritone vocals of Hans-Peter Janssens (Javert) moving me to tears with the soaring power of "Stars". Obviously over the years, bits have been added on and taken away to keep the production fresh. Some of the additions weren't, in my opinion, entirely necessary and made the first half extremely long - especially for my 8 year old son who got the wriggles between "Stars" and "One Day More". However, he was extremely pleased that Epinine showed a good splattering of blood across her chest in the 2nd half and that Enjolras had the obligatory musket wound at the end of the Baricade scene. A favourite with both my children was, of course, Gavroche, who sported an uncanny likeness to a colleague's 12 yr old son which made him all the more apealling. My son even gave him a standing ovation when he came to take his bow. In summary, after almost 30 glorious years this show still has the WOW factor and I would highly recommend it to all theatre lovers and even those who are taking the first steps into the exillerating world of musicals. You can not go wrong with Les Miserables. 5 stars!