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Catch the blockbuster London show, Les Miserables at the magnificent Queen’s Theatre. The stunning theatre is located at 51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6BA. This is one of the most popular lanes of London which is renowned for some of the finest theatres and show. The area also offers huge range of options for eating, drinking and entertainment.
Soho is located at a walking distance from the theatre and renowned for huge numbers of bars and restaurants. For those who are looking for lip smacking Chinese cuisine must go for China town. Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus are at a walking distance from the theatre. You can also have a great time while strolling around Covent Garden which is known for some of the finest shops, museums and theatres.
Queen’s Theatre is undoubtedly one of the most popular theatres of London positioned in the heart of Westend. In the year 1907, the theatre made its remarkable debut and was opened as a twin for the Gielgud Theatre. W G R Sprague designed both the theatre. The magnificent Queen’s Theatre has been designed in an Edwardian Renaissance style with an impressive façade.
The theatre had a very poor start with a production known as The Sugar Bowl, which received poor reviews. Queen’s Theatre also became a major venue for some of the wonderful shows such as Tango Teas, Potash and Perlmutter and The Fanatics. Queen’s Theatre also hosted some of the popular dramas of classic Shakespearean and Restoration Drama. Some of the finest actors have performed here such as John Gielgud, Fred Astaire, Kenneth Branagh, Marlene Dietrich, Alec Guinness, Laurence Olivier, Basil Rathbone and Maggie Smith
During the Second World War, Queen’s Theatre was destructed with a bomb in the year 1940. This led to destruction of the building. The theatre remains inactive for 20 years and was reopened after renovations worth £250,000. Theatre hosted some famous productions as The Hobbit, Contact, The Rocky Horror Show, Cyberjam, The Taming of the Shrew and The Tamer Tamed.
The magic of Les Miserables is simply inescapable as it running with packed houses since its debut three decades back. The popular London Westend show also known as ‘Les Mis’ has become one of the world’s longest running musicals and went on becoming one of the most loved London shows. The show made its grand debut in the year 1985 and opened with lukewarm reviews.
The show was transferred the Barbican to the Palace Theatre, and finally settles at the Queen’s Theatre. The blockbuster show, Les Miserables is based on the popular French classic novel by Victor Hugo’s. The show is set against the backdrop of Revolutionary France and revolves around the plight of convict Jean Valjean.
The brilliant show is an astounding amalgamation of colourful mix of characters featuring memorable score by Alain Boublil with lyrics by Claude Michel Schonberg. Les Miserables features some of the classics songs such as ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘On My Own’ and ‘Bring Him Home’ etc.
The award winning London show is a heart touching musical which remains fresh and exhilarating. The show features some of the talented cast such as Sierra Boggess, Danielle Hope, Alfie Boe and Ramin Karimloo. Les Miserables is a superb amalgamation of powerful story, inspiring songs and breath-taking production. The memorable London show is a complete treat for theatre lovers.
The blockbuster classic musical features a ‘sung through’ score in a quasi operatic style. The show is not recommended for children below 7. Please note that children under the age of 5 years will not be admitted into the venue! The three hours long show is a must watch for theatre lovers. So, make this weekend a remarkable experience with your dear ones by enjoying the award winning London show, Les Miserables at the magnificent Queens Theatre!