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Les Misérables to move to Gielgud Theatre in July 2019

The new 2009 production will replace the original London production from December 2019

Les Miserables
Les Miserables
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The currently West End production of Les Misérables will end in July 2019.

As previously announced, the show, which has broken all manner of records since it first opened in 1985, will vacate the Queen's Theatre in July 2019 when the venue closes for refurbishments.

The musical 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 involve an all-star concert performance featuring Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Lucas, John Owen-Jones and Katy Secombe.

Restorations to the Queen's Theatre will include much-needed new lavatories, and there will be work to restore W G Sprague's original boxes, loges and an entirely rebuilt front of house, which was destroyed in 1940.

The restored Queen's Theatre will reopen in December of 2019 where it will present the newer 2009 production of Les Misérables, which will continue its run indefinitely. Bookings for December 2019 will open in February.

Based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel about the lives of people in 19th century France, Boublil and Schönberg's musical features the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream", "On My Own" and "Do You Hear the People Sing?".

The UK tour – which stars Killian Donnelly as Jean Valjean is currently running across the UK with more UK and European dates to be announced in due course.