This mega-hit musical was seen by over 200 million people worldwide, making Les Misérables one of the world’s most popular musicals. With the West End production of the hit musical celebrating its 35th anniversary, and following the success of The Phantom of the Opera's staged concert, Cameron Mackintosh produced a staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast that includes Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Lucas and John Owen Jones.
The All-Star concert was a limited run at the Gielgud Theatre in London and was not presented in the show's West End home (which was undergoing renovations at the time).
The filmed performance, which was announced after all dates were sold out, was held in December and broadcast live to cinemas in the UK, similarly to Billy Elliot: Live, and Everybody's Talking About Jamie. The filmed version later had a US release as well that same month.
The show was later released by Universal Studios on home media and digital download.
At the end of the final performance, Alfie Boe was joined by four other Jean Valjeans (John Owen-Jones, Jon Robyns, Dean Chisnall, and Killian Donnelly) to sing 'Bring Him Home'. After speeches from Cameron Mackintosh and Claude-Michel Schönberg, the filmed performance concluded with the complete ensemble performing an encore to 'One Day More'.