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Les Miserables to move to the Gielgud Theatre in July

Theatre news

CAMERON Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Miserables will move from the Queen’s Theatre in July 2019 when the venue closes for refurbishments.

The production will subsequently open at the Gielgud Theatre and run for four months while the Queen’s Theatre is closed. Plans for the nature of the Gielgud Theatre run will be announced shortly.

As well as much-needed new toilets, the Queen’s Theatre will undergo restoration work on W G Sprague’s original boxes and loges, while the entire front of house, which was destroyed in 1940, will be rebuilt.

The restored Queen’s Theatre will re-open in December 2019 with the newer 2009 production of Les Misérables. Bookings will open in February.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

Ex-convict Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Les Miserables is booking at the Queen’s Theatre until July 13, 2019.