Les Misérables, the world’s longest-running musical produced by Cameron Mackintosh, is moving to the Gielgud Theatre in July.
Currently playing at Queen’s Theatre, the original London production of Les Misérables will play until 13th July 2019 before moving to the Gielgud Theatre from the end of July.
The Queens Theatre will then close for four months of rebuilding work both backstage and in the auditorium as well as adding new lavatories to the front of house.
This work will restore architect W.G. Sprague’s original boxes and loges which, along with the entire front of house, were destroyed by a bomb in 1940 and caused the theatre to be closed for 20 years.
The restored Queen’s Theatre will reopen in December of 2019 with the new production of Les Misérables, continuing its run indefinitely.
Casting is yet to be announced and bookings for this new production will open in February.
Cameron Mackintosh told Encore Radio:
“I am continually amazed that LES MIS in its fourth decade continues to break new ground and new records. The show’s astonishing success is tribute to the story’s power to move and inspire which is at the heart of both the original novel and the musical. Tomorrow will always come for LES MIS!”