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NEWS Happy Birthday, Les Miz!


Last night, Les Misérables reached the grand old age of 29! The original London production opened on the 8th October 1985 at The Barbican Theatre, starring Colm Wilkinson in the role of Jean Valjean. Last night, our current Valjean, Peter Lockyer, gave an impassioned speech at the end of the show, thanking everyone for their involvement over the years.

Les Miz moved from the Barbican to the Palace Theatre in December 1985, which became it’s home for many years, before moving to it’s current location, the Queen’s Theatre, in April 2004.

After the performance last night, the company and creative team celebrated with Champagne and cake.

Here’s to another 29 years!