Les Miserables' London 30th Anniversary Gala to Feature Colm Wilkinson, Frances Ruffelle and More

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The 30th anniversary performance of the West End's longest-running musical, Les Miserables, is to be marked by a charity gala Oct. 8, in aid of Save the Children Syria Children's Appeal.

The performance at the Queen's Theatre will feature the current cast joined onstage by members of the original company, including Colm Wilkinson, Roger Allam and Frances Ruffelle, plus special guests Alfie Boe, John Owen-Jones and Gerónimo Rauch, in a special finale.

The current cast is led by Peter Lockyer as Jean Valjean, Jeremy Secomb as Javert, Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine, Phil Daniels as Thénardier, Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Eponine, Zoë Doano as Cosette, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras and Rob Houchen as Marius. 

Colm Wilkinson
Colm Wilkinson

In a press statement, producer Cameron Mackintosh commented, "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% 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."

Four-hundred-and-fifty tickets 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; 300 tickets will be handled by TodayTix, utilizing its exclusive mobile lottery in order to get to the widest reach of applicants. Fans may apply for up to two tickets for a donation of £50 per ticket. TodayTix will match the £50 donation and will waive all booking fees. Another 50 pairs of tickets in the Stalls and Dress Circle will be available for auction with a minimum price of £100 per ticket. Finally, 25 pairs of tickets will also be made available via TodayTix for a donation of £500 per ticket (in the best stalls or dress circle seats), with interval hospitality at the Queen’s Theatre, invitations to the private after-show party with the artists and creative team and a limited edition print. These tickets will be available via TodayTix on a first-come, first-served basis.

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To enter the mobile lottery or auction, visit lesmis.com/30, which will be live from Sept. 25 at noon (U.K. time) and close Oct. 2 at 2 PM (U.K. time). Mobile lottery winners will be notified if they are successful Oct. 2, and must claim tickets with a £50 donation in the TodayTix app within one hour of notification. Unsuccessful entrants will not be charged but will have the option to donate to Save the Children to gain access to a video recording of the special finale.

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