Les Misérables (West End)
Open run 2h 50m
Les Misérables (West End)
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Les Misérables (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

91%
(237 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

About the Show

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

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Member Reviews (237)

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226 Reviews | 107 Followers
86
Epic, Romantic, Intense, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Had to see the Classic London cast- (in 2013 for me) As absorbing as it ever was. Quintessential West End. Javert was especially good.

Don't see it if If you’re not impressed by the British invasion or don’t like musicals where you’ve probably heard the songs thoroughly by now. Loud show.

102 Reviews | 9 Followers
100
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.

74 Reviews | 6 Followers
90
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love the classics and want an emotional rollercoaster

Don't see it if you don't like crying

55 Reviews | 5 Followers
62
Great staging, Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of big ambicious musicals

Don't see it if You really like the book or the history

53 Reviews | 2 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

48 Reviews | 9 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

47 Reviews | 2 Followers
85
Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Epic, Entertaining

See it if You saw the old version of les mis. This new production is a brilliant new interpretation of the piece.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a fun show. It is a sad show.

46 Reviews | 1 Follower
87
Masterful, Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You love amazing singing and a bit of a tear jerker

Don't see it if Simplistic staging

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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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 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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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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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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