Les Misérables (London)
Open run 2h 50m
Les Misérables (London)
92

Les Misérables (London) London Reviews and Tickets

92%
(107 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
4%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great singing, Absorbing, Masterful, 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 (107)

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52 Reviews | 1 Follower
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.

32 Reviews | 1 Follower
95
Masterful, Epic, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you love long classic sung through musicals. Everyone needs to see Les Mis at least once in their life.

Don't see it if you don’t like 3 hour long sung through shows.

30 Reviews | 6 Followers
90
Must see, Intense, Masterful, Epic, Great staging

See it if you like thrilling and intense stories, many characters, big drama and a still a must see in the West End after so many years.

Don't see it if you don't like drama. It's an intense one, not one if you're looking for an uplifting escape to theatre.

26 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Masterful, Epic, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the longest running musical in the Westend! Music is out of this world. Sets and costumes are sublime. Perfection!

Don't see it if You don’t like classical musicals or you dont want to watch a long show.

29 Reviews | 0 Followers
84
Great singing, Profound, Masterful, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if If you like a musical with a great passionate story

Don't see it if If you don’t want to cry during a show

28 Reviews | 3 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

27 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Intense, Epic, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a fabulous show with terrific songs that you will probably know. Very stirring!

Don't see it if You don't like the subject matter or intense emotions.

24 Reviews | 2 Followers
77
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Slow, Absorbing

See it if it's one of the longest West End shows for a reason! Great singing and acting and moving story.

Don't see it if You struggle to sit through long musicals that are mostly sung through.

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 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 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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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 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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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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