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Les Misérables Is Returning To The West End Just In Time For Christmas

By Ivy Richardson

Les Misérables Is Returning To The West End Just In Time For Christmas

You can hear the people sing at ‘Les Misérables: The Staged Concert’ this December.

Covid has really gone to every effort to shatter our hopes and dreams of frequenting the West End anytime soon. Nevertheless, I dreamed a dream that Les Mis would be up and running by Christmas and apparently, dreams really do come true. Cameron Mackintosh, theatre extraordinaire, has announced the return of Les Misérables: The Staged Concert, which will run for eight weeks this winter. He previously stated that none of his productions would reopen while social distancing was in place, but thankfully he has made an exception.

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He said “The beautiful new Sondheim Theatre will re-open its doors so audiences can once again leap to their feet thrilled by Victor Hugo’s timelessly uplifting story of the survival of the human spirit. Let the people sing.” And sing, they will.

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Photo: Les Miserables

You can hear your favourite songs from the world’s longest running musical between December 5 and January 31! The show was actually only scheduled to run for six weeks ending mid-January, but was extended earlier today due to popular demand. The Staged Concert ran for the first time last year, so there’s absolutely no doubt that audiences will love every minute of it. The socially-distanced rendition will still feature the all-star cast led by Carrie Hope Fletcher, Michael Ball, Matt Lucas and Alfie Boe, as well as 50 other incredibly talented actors and musicians.

Understandably, capacity for the venue has been lowered from 1,000 to 750 to ensure that social distancing can be maintained at all times. There will also be several other Covid-secure measures implemented throughout the theatre to keep everyone safe.

Tickets are on sale already, so don’t wait too long if you want to hear the people sing!

In other theatre news, a Back to the Future musical will hit the West End next year.