Written on: 05/03/2011
I have seen Les Mis 4times and I was underwhelmed with this production The actor who played Javert and Jeremy Hayes stole the show. The actor playing Valjean was poorly castes as he clearly didn't have the voice for such a major role.
The two female death scenes were over-acted which took away from the beautiful songs that accompany those scenes. However, Javert's death scene was probably the one thing I liked about the new set.
Call me old school but I missed the revolving stage and didn't like how the opening scene was switched to a boat scene. It felt more like a scene from Amistad than Les Mis.
Casting is so important for this show and I feel the mark was missed for some of the bigger parts. The passion wasn't there...it was more like the actors were trying too hard.
I love Les Mis but not this production. Don't fix something that isn't broken.