The staged concert of Les Misérables will be broadcast to cinemas next month, following its closure in the West End.
Starring Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas, Les Misérables – The Staged Concert will be screened in cinemas across the UK and Ireland, as well as in the US, on December 2.
The concert version is currently running at the Gielgud Theatre, while the production’s home, the Queen’s Theatre, undergoes a renovation.
The theatre will reopen in December as the Sondheim Theatre, allowing the full-scale production to resume. The concert plays its last scheduled performance on November 30, however there will now be an additional showing on December 2 which will be live-screened.
Announcing the cinema screening, producer Cameron Mackintosh said: “The extraordinary sell-out success and response to our spectacular new theatrical concert staging of Les Misérables has been phenomenal, so we are thrilled to add one final extra performance.”
He said the event would be “unique shared experience of thrilling drama, glorious music and sensational singing performed by an all-star cast and an orchestra of over 65”.
Tickets to the Gielgud Theatre on December 2 will be allocated by a lottery.
It is understood that the show will be released on DVD next year, and will also be released as an album.
Les Misérables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and produced by Mackintosh.