Cameron Mackintosh has today announced plans for a gala performance to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Les Miserables
It will take place on Thursday 8th October at the Queen's Theatre and will feature original company members and special guests joining the current cast for a special finale including Colm Wilkinson, Roger Allam, Frances Ruffelle, Alfie Boe, John Owen-Jones and Gerónimo Rauch
450 tickets for this performance 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. Thee are three ways seats are being offered to raise the maximum money possible:
- Cameron Mackintosh said: "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.”
There are three ways seats are being made available to raise the maximum money possible:
· 300 tickets are going to be handled by TodayTix, The Theatre Ticket App, utilising 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. We are very grateful that TodayTix will match the £50 donation we have asked for and will waive all booking fees for this historic performance.
· Another 50 pairs of tickets in the Stalls and Dress Circle will be available for auction with a minimum price of £100 per ticket. The auction is accessible via lesmis.com/30
· An additional 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 Friday 25 September at 12.00 noon on a first come, first served basis.
The mobile lottery and auction will open on 25 September at 12.00 noon and close on 2 October at 2.00pm. Visit lesmis.com/30 for full details.
Mobile lottery winners will be notified on 2 October via email and push notification. Winners 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. TodayTix can be downloaded for free via lesmis.com/30.
Auction winners will be notified on 2 October and charged the final bid amount.