Les Misérables to celebrate 30th anniversary with special gala performance

LES MISÉRABLES 30th Anniversary Postcards. Ashley Stillburn as ‘Enjolras’. Photo by Matt Crockett

On Thursday 8th October 2015, the West End production of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre will continue to make history as it celebrates its 30th anniversary with a very special performance in aid of the Save the Children Syria Children’s Appeal.

Les Misérables. The Barricade. Photo credit Johan Persson450 tickets for the performance, starting at 7pm, will be available to the fans through a mobile lottery and a charity auction to raise money for the Save the Children Syria Children’s Appeal. Audience members wishing to attend this historic musical event will have the opportunity to enter the mobile lottery or auction by visiting lesmis.com/30, which is live now.

To celebrate this milestone, the current stellar cast will be joined onstage by members of the original company and special guests, including Colm Wilkinson, Roger Allam, Frances Ruffelle, Alfie Boe, John Owen-Jones and Gerónimo Rauch, in a spectacular finale.

Les Miserable, Queens Theatre, London, UK, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/www.perssonphotography.com

Cameron Mackintosh said today: ‘Having already had so many requests to attend this very special anniversary performance, we know we could sell this performance many times over. We are limited by the capacity of the Queen’s Theatre and the number of invited guests who have been involved over the 30-year history, but we wanted to make over 40 per cent of the house available to fans. The only fair way we can get these tickets out to the fans is through a lottery. Everyone involved in Les Misérables also wanted to take the opportunity to raise as much money as they can through the distribution of tickets towards the Save the Children Syria Children’s Appeal.’

Save the Children said: ‘Save the Children is delighted that our Syria Children’s Appeal will benefit from this 30-year celebration of Les Misérables. This poignant tale of struggle, hope and dreams reflects the human spirit that we see in Syrian families that we work with day in day out.’

Visit lesmis.com/30 to find out more.

Images: Matt Crockett, Johan Persson

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