Les Misérables (West End)
Open run 2h 50m
Les Misérables (West End)
94

Les Misérables (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

94%
(785 Ratings)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting

About the Show

The West End's longest-running musical has brand new staging at the renamed Sondheim Theatre.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (469)

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80 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love classic megamusicals

Don't see it if you don't want to see a deep story

78 Reviews | 5 Followers
96
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you want to see an impressive new version of a classic musical

Don't see it if 3 hours is too long

52 Reviews | 3 Followers
95
Timeless, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see why this is the longest running, and one of the most beloved musicals of all time

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of tragic plots

54 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
Epic, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Great music, great story, epic show

Don't see it if Lots of death in it

70 Reviews | 6 Followers
95
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Great acting, singing and staging. For the fans of the big musical numbers. Always current.

Don't see it if You don’t like long musicals with a LOT of singing.

60 Reviews | 11 Followers
95
Exquisite, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want an epic 3 hours of beautiful music with fantastic performances and tech. Truly a sight to behold.

Don't see it if 3 hours of dramatic musical theater doesn't sound appealing. This show can be overwhelming at times and runs a bit long. Read more

68 Reviews | 4 Followers
95
Absorbing, Great writing, Great singing, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to get lost in a passionate story with beautiful songs, performed by a brilliant cast.

Don't see it if you don't like the subject matter or intense, sung through shows.

161 Reviews | 27 Followers
95
Epic, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if you want to understand why this is the longest running show in the west end and wonder at how they pick such a stellar cast year on year!

Don't see it if you’re only in to musicals with big dance numbers, or you balk at the idea of show entirely done in song with no spoken dialogue.

Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
September 25th, 2021

I don’t think anybody could realistically see this imperfect, absurd, magnificent show and suggest that its crown as London’s longest-runner is in any danger.
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The London Evening Standard
January 17th, 2020
For a previous production

All in all, Les Mis and the refurbished Sondheim feel fit for purpose for the next decade or three.
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 16th, 2020
For a previous production

Assisted by a cluster of terrific lead performances...London’s longest-running musical has seldom looked, or sounded, so fresh.
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The Times (UK)
January 17th, 2020
For a previous production

[Les Miserables] remains grossly melodramatic, overlong and overloud. Most of the lyrics and sung-through dialogues are painfully clunky, every emotion stamped in blaring capitals.
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WhatsOnStage
January 17th, 2020
For a previous production

It's all very efficient and sharp. At its heart is Jon Robyns as a big-voiced and tender-hearted Valjean, catching the character's tortured valour and bringing gentle passion to the quiet "Bring Him Home"...
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London Theatre
January 17th, 2020
For a previous production

The show remains a thrilling triumph. Here's to the next 35 years, as it looks set to become The Mousetrap of musical theatre; but unlike that murder mystery, there's hardly any mystery to why it's such an enduring success.
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The Stage (UK)
January 17th, 2020
For a previous production

Swift, slick, sexy, sounding better than ever and constantly spectacular, the posters that flood Shaftesbury Avenue are, to be fair, pretty much on the money: this is a Les Mis for the 21st century.
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The Arts Desk
January 17th, 2020
For a previous production

It barely needs to be said that the picture that [Les Miserables] paints of the poor echoes sights you can see in the streets every day, and so there is little point in denying its political punch.
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