On Saturday night, Le Maitre was at the final performance of the original production of Les Miserables. We were firing red, white and blue streamers from nine Electric Air Cannons during the finale.

Now in its 34th year, Les Miserables is the world’s longest running musical. Following its final performance on Saturday night, the Queen’s Theatre is closing for four months. This is to undertake much needed rebuilding work both backstage and in the auditorium.

Le Maitre has good ties with Les Miserables, providing effects each year for their anniversary show, so we were honoured to be involved in this final performance of the original production.

Les Miserables, the All-Star Staged Concert will open in August at the Gielgud Theatre, next door to the Queen’s Theatre, and will run until November. It will feature an all-star cast including Alfie Boe and Michael Ball. The restored Queen’s Theatre will reopen in December as the renamed Sondheim Theatre, with a new production of Les Miserables.