Written on: 04/12/2012
This is a very good play, but bring tissues, hint hint cos everyone dies........ just kidding only half the cast die. the story is about the british revolution.... or is it the french.... maybe it's the bulgarian revolution.... i don't really know, was drunk when i went to see it... drunk of good actng that is!! i recomend this to any serial killers or drug dealers, this play will make your day! it might even encourage others to start, so you have some killer buddies, no pun intended (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2012 by brakeNrun
I'm an avid Les Mis fan having seen it 14 times. But, I was extremely disappointed in this new version. Thank goodness the songs haven't changed. The sets and projections didn't have the same impact as previous. The scene where Enjolras is shown dead with the flag as the barricade revolves defines the real cost of the revolution. I'm afraid I'll not attend another production. p.s. Much was made of the use of Victor Hugo's art. Other than the static projection on the curtain, I didn't... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2012
On Wednesday the 26th of October I went to see Les Miserables at the Queen’s theatre in London. I chose to see this event, because it has been running for a long time and is a well acclaimed play.Also my school are holding this production in a few months’ time, so I wanted to know what it was about and how it can inspire me. The event consisted of stunning scenery, props and cast, each setting the scene of the play. I thought the casting was prefect for the play. All the cast had amazing... (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2012 by rpow94
I was invited by a freind to see Les Mis for his 18th Birthday. From hearing about it from families and freinds about how good it was, and from hearing some of the songs, i wanted to see it, however i was slightly disappointed with the production. First of all, the CONS. I never reliased it was one long song, There was very little spoken dialogue at all, the exception being a few words during the show. The story is set in early 19th century France, so I was expecting French accents and... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2011 by Nlruther
I have seen this show 5 times now and each time I have never been dissapointed it just gets better and better. The current London cast are the best I have seen, Alfie Boe and Matt Lucas were superb in their roles and both in Different ways stole the show for me!! I am going again in November this time though Jonathan Williams will be in the role, and he's amazing himself so I'm happy to see him again. This show needs to run forever and ever it's too goood!!! List of Jean Valjeans in... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2011 by valmoore
Our second visit to Les Mis make sure you book seats in the stalls no further back than L as balcony restricts view, and you don't want to miss a second of this wonderful musical.... The production was magical with Alfie Boe and Matt Lucas stealing the show. Matt was born for the part of Thenardier,his interpretation of the character is brilliant and he will be a hard act to follow........ Alfie Boe's performance made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.A fist of iron, with a touch... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2011
What a production, what a set, what a cast. Simon Bowman, the star of the show, was great as Jean Valjean and the rest of the cast were commendable too. Gareth Gates as Marius and Samantha Barks as Eponine did a great job; one can't help but feel sorry for Eponine and Marius falls for Cosette. The Thenardiers stole the show everytime they came on, providing the audience with a much needed comic injection!
The set was brilliant too - seamless transitions, loved the revolving stage!
Only... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2011 by John Montenegro (4 reviews written)
Make sure if you want to see Alfie Boe in Summer 2011 you check his dates on his own website, as the official les mis website fails to mention dates which Cameron knows he will not be there ie 6 & 20 Aug + dates in Sept, I wonder why, also why does an "important" website such as the official les mis one have no contact us link, could it be that they just want your money and after that you can cram it? (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2011
This 25th anniversary tour of Les Miserables was a huge let down to a fan of Les Miserables like me.
I have seen Les Miserables 9 times before, both on and off broadway, and I was very excited to see it again.
The production of this tour is different than in the past shows. No rotating stage, replaced by a huge video projection background. Chain gang working the stones replaced by a slave ship. But I felt that the production itself, while different, was very good. Javert's death scene and... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2011
We love the story of Les Miserable and have seen the production numerous times so a certain standard of excellence had already been established for our family. The story line, songs and set for this performance were all outstanding. Our performance had an emergency interruption and we were amazed at the poise of the performers to pick up right were they left off. The 3 star rating comes from the addition of some raunchy sexual gestures(a couple obviously having sex,clothed thankfully, during... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2011
Absolutly Brilliant.Saw this show for the first time in December and enjoyed it so much shall be returning to see it again this year. The best show by far in the West End. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2011 by StedmanTP (1 review written)
I normally hate all types of musicals but this is the one exception. I was dragged along to, what i thought, would be another boring evening out. It was not to be. From the first song i was drawn in as i realized that it was not just another piece of musical garbage. A thoroughly enjoyable night and i wish that all musicals were of this standard. Incredible! (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2010
Les iserables was amazing, would recommende to even first time theatre goers allthough over 14's would understand it as bein 15 i barely understood the storyline but it was an amazing musical that to be honest i didnt care :) (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2010 by Cat77 (2 reviews written)
Seen this show twice and absolutely loved it each time.
Would thoroughly recommend! (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2010
Les Miserables is quite unique in that you dont go to 'see'...you go to hear and feel it. If you are looking for something that feeds the eyes like starlight express or phantom then this isnt it. For those that think its about the french revolution then you are wrong, it isnt, its about the french student uprising. One of the best things about Les Mis is the music and songs, where most shows will have two or three big numbers this show has BIG number after big number after big number, the... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2010 by wistful100 (2 reviews written)
We saw this many years ago in London where one of the lead characters had a cold so his voice strength was impaired so we decided to go again locally this week. Thank goodness we did - wow what a difference. The whole thing was brilliant.
All the leads were fantastic with very strong performances all round and a hilarious 'bad couple' who really got into their parts and set it off beautifully lightening the dark mood of it a little. Couldn't fault it at all. The cast seemed to work... (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2010
Some people must have gone to see another production. I thought it was brilliant. Lynne Wilmot was a star, the geordie accent was hilarious. Why gareth gates and her were not chosen for the 02 finale is beyond me. What did spoil the show for me was the clapping of the audience. I would have liked to savour the emotion a wee bit longer before it was broken by the audience. EXCELLENT show if you have not seen get your self along. I saw it first over twenty years ago and I was a still... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2010
No characterization and no plot. Good stage management and sets, but poor songs. How this has run for 25 years with loyal fans I simply cannot understand. Drivel.
Here's a detailed synopsis: A man is in prison, then he's not in prison. He has a hard time, steals something and is forgiven. Then a girl turns up and dies. Her daughter is taken in by the man. Then another guy turns up and the girl and guy fall in love in 1 second. Then there's another girl, but she dies. Then the original guy... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2010
utter drivel,left halfway through to go stand in pub.this show made me depressed,lucky soho is 2 mins away to cheer me up.middle class twaddle just like people say they like wine.the cast must be suicidal doing this show but then again they are probably enjoying it more than audience.felt nothing about the show.could not give two hoots about story,singing,set etc.it just wore me down that i wanted to jump over balcony.the longest con trick in west end show history.go see phantom or even swan... (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2010
I have seen Les Mis five times now.
This is absolutely the best production of it that I have seen.
The set is tremendous and definitely the best of all I've seen.
The actor playing Valjean is superb, as is the actress playing Eponine.
Gareth Gates is currently playing Marius and is brilliant. His voice is fantastic.
I absolutely LOVE this show and can't recommend it enough.
You can't fail to be impressed by the music.
If you don't have a tear in your eye when Valjean sings 'Bring him... (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2010
having seen les miserables in the west end and having read reviews of the tour i was a bit dubious about the changes in staging but it was fantastic. from the changes in the set to the cast who were all amazing, i would watch this production again and again. javert's suicide and the sewer scene were enhanced by the effects. john owen jones lived up to his reputation as the best val jean and having seen earl carpenter as javert i knew how good he was but i was pleasantly surprised by the... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2010 by steviebhoy (1 review written)
Opening Night in Edinburgh. i was unsure about gareth gates as marius, but to my surprise he was very good indeed, Javert was amazing, even his suicide was amazing, fantastic sets and an enjoyable evening, if i could afford to i would return again because the singing was amazing, even the thernandiers (inn keeper and his wife)songs were funny (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2010
Just seen Les Mis for the fifth time. I felt that the javert was the best I had ever seen. His acting and singing were exceptional. Val jon was good in some parts but I felt struggled a bit as did eponine when she sang on my own. The set was amazing On the whole the guy playing Javert was so good it made a good show exceptional. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2010 by Ava Grace (1 review written)
This was the best show i've ever seen at a theatre. The whole show was outstanding from start to finish with some suprising laughs along the way. Actors voices were amazing, especially actor John Owen-Jones who plays the lead Jean Valjean. A thoroughly remarkable performance and finished with a standing ovation. Tip; buy the programme, it is a must have! (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2010 by Navigateur (1 review written)
Les Miserables Queens Theatre March 2010: In short, TOO MUCH VIBRATO by the singers. The melody was lost because of it. And much of the dialogue too. Lighting, scene changes, and visuals were all fantastic for the story. The lead actor (Simon Bowman) was FANTASTIC, almost perfect, despite the other performers, because he only performed vibrato where and as much needed and showed passion and imagination. The only problem is this was my first time seeing this show, so the dialogue was critical... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2010 by chilliben (1 review written)
Thursday Matinee (11th February 2010)
Unfortunately there was a 'technical problem' midway through Act One when the show stopped for ten minutes. The stage manager who I thought was Cosette coming on stage to sing Castle On a Cloud, timidly walked across to centre stage to tell the audience with microphone in hand of the problem. It was a shame really because once the Act re-commenced I thought there was a feeling the actors were trying to push it a bit to make up for the delay and I also... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2010
Well the play was nothing like i expectd it too be.
It was all singing and very very funny.
There were some parts were little children were singing with sent shivers down me. The actors were amazing singers and actors i atuclly couldnt belive most of the effects used i had never seen anything like it.
Les Misebles is hard to understand if you dont have any knowlage of the french revelution. This play was exciting and kept your eyes completly pealed.
Unforntly the palace... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2009
Wonderful! I laughed, cried and enjoyed every moment! The cast were superb! Worth every penny! :) (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2009
Les Mis is famous for being the longest running musical ever, and is famous as well in its own right as a West End production. Yet for some reason I'm not sure if being the longest running show on the West End is a good thing...
Perhaps I'm being a bit of a theatrical puritan and elitist, but watching Les Mis, feeling the long, complex novel struggling to come through the adaptation was distracting, and the elaborate, complex set fuelled by a big budget just seemed crass.
Anyone who has... (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2009 by S Amatt (1 review written)
The Show was amazing. The acting and signing was fantastic. I took my 20 year old nephew for Xmas who thouroughly enjoyed it.
The story line is sad in places so take your hankies, but still brilliant. (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2009
Les Miserables is an absolute cracker of a play. I went to see it with my school and was expecting something boring and butt aching to sit through, but the time flew by and I enjoyed every bit of it. The actors are excellent and there is great use of slow motion and a revolving turntable. A corker! (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2009
This is the 4th time I have seen this show. It was brilliant as usual and I cried as usual! The cast were all excellent and 3 hours whizzed by. I would have gone to see it again the very next day! FANTASTIC (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2009
Absouletly briliant, simply one of the best musicals of all time, the singing quality and performances are like nothing else in the west end.
If you want to have a laugh with friends go and watch grease, but if you want to see a proper musical that will not only take your breath away in terms of music but in the story, then les mis is the one to see.
Anyone who thinks this is no good, simply does not understand what a old school musical should be about.
If you are coming to london and can... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2009
The music is spectacular and even after seeing 4 different versions of the show, the casting was perfect every time. The scenery and staging are stunning and the emotion portrayed is immense. The most spectacular musical of all time! Les Miserables a must see! (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2009
I went to see the Les Miserables on 17 feb, I have seen this show many times but thought this night everything and everybody were wonderful the main charactors and ensemble worked so hard to bring emotion to their parts that I sat transfixed for the three hours, long may this production run and I would strongly recommend it. Every part of the show was magical! (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2009
The story is very moving and there is a depth to it. Les Miserables has Superb stage dramatics and effects which add convincing dynamism. Actors gave it their all with no weak singers and orchestra (forgotten heroes) were amazing. Nice theatre staff and no rush at interval for drinks (upper circle).Definitely in the top few to see; you won't be disappointed. It is a visual and auditory feast. I think Younger audiences 12 upwards would get a lot out of it. (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2009
Great singing, stage arrangements fantastic, great lighting and so much more! Amazing, amazing - i had very high expectaions for this muscial and I was not let down! If you apprecitate good theatre and lyrics with passions Les Miserablesthe show for you!
WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2008 by kutner (1 review written)
If you want to throw away upwards of £55 per person (ticket only; stalls) for 3 hours of excessive singing drivel - then this is for you! The excess singing is ridiculous, singing absolutely every single sentence is absurd. This show is poor take on...Opera.
As for the historic French plot being dumbed down with cockney tom-foolery... do me a favour.
The actors performances were strong - but to what ends? I just don't get it! The orchestra were excellent.
How this West End show has lasted... (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2008
Overall, I thought that the film was amazing and you can get very involded with all of the characters. All the Characters in Les Mis are very beleviealbe but I don't think that I would recommend it! But that is only what I think about the concert version of Les Mis but apart from that I think it was amazing! (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2008
More a modern opera than simple musical, sung all the way through in demi-recitative fashion. Grand, opulent and wonderfully harmonic. My family and I were transfixed by the superb range of voices, acting and lovely music. Standing ovation at the end, and this was a matinee. Not many shows can boast that, surely. The leads were all excellent, rich bass/baritone through glorious tenor and onto the ladies voices of purity and impressive range.
Well done the whole cast, a sombre and serious... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2008
A storyline suitable for a lovesick 12 year old. There are some scenes which are plain unneccessary. You will need to switch off the brain if you want to enjoy the storyline - as it is flaky to say the least. I've seen most of the west end musicals, this is one of the poorer ones. The romance is nauseating, if a bloke behaved like that in real life he'd be held for stalking. (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2007
Les Miserables is a stunning musical full of heart and emotion with a storyline and characters that will make your heart melt and bleed. Sad and stunning with moments of priceless comedy and performers with faultless voices as the music does not lend itself to halfhearted and less than perfect singers. (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2007 by Musical Lover (4 reviews written)
I loved Les Mis. I thought it was a very powerful show and it really moved me. The singing was breathtaking and their voices soared around the whole theatre. The acting was very believable and I think without such good acting the show would not live up to the book. I have seen Les Mis once and I would love to see it again. It's the kind of show you can't really get bored of. It had me laughing and crying all at the same time. It emotionally touched my heart and I'm a strong person, there... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2007 by Lew02 (13 reviews written)
Les Miserables, being the first musical I ever saw, really sent my heart racing. If you're trying to decide on what show to go and see this should be your first choice! The original story has been fantastically moulded together with breathtaking songs and one of the most imaginative sets ever. After talking to a lot of people who I have strongly recommended this to they were concerned that the show looked a bit bleak; how wrong could they be. Although I have seen many shows after Les Mis... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2006 by togowest (1 review written)
Les Miserables Broadway Show Review of 12/16/06
Showtime; 8:00 pm
Venue: Broadhurst Theatre, New York City
Seats; Orchestra M Row, Center, about 20 rows back from the stage
Les Mis is my favorite all-time musical. Since 1988, I've seen it sixteen times on Broadway, London, Boston and other cities. I have children that are now at an age that they can appreciate the story, and I was thrilled to hear that they were reviving the show.
I attended the 12/16/06 performance at 8pm with my... (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2006 by joeqz
I went to go and see Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre, London. Some people said it was a great show, some people said it was ok. As I wasn't into sad shows much I felt that I wouldn't like it. As soon as the show started I was stuck in my seat with my eyes glued to the stage. Some bits got me in fits of laughter, some was a bit depressing. The only down side the show was that it dragged on a bit too long. The Thenardiers were marvellous and if I was ever going to be in Les Mis, that... (read more)