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Written on: 28/08/2013 by glenc (305 reviews written)
Having watched the film (see my other reviews) I was keen to see the musical - so booked in to see it and was not let down. It's very hard to stage some a large production on a stage and having seen the film first I was wondering how well it would compare - but it compared brilliantly. The set was really well done - the actors were excellent and the singing sublime. I obviously already knew the story (I'd say if you don't its worth reading up on it first otherwise it can get a little… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
Written on: 23/04/2012 by brakeNrun (1 review written)
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 notice… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
Written on: 19/02/2012 by rpow94 (1 review written)
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 more… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/10/2011 by Nlruther (1 review written)
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 order… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/09/2011 by valmoore (1 review written)
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 of… Read Full Review
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 negative?… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
Written on: 09/11/2010 by Cat77 (2 reviews written)
Seen this show twice and absolutely loved it each time.
Would thoroughly recommend!… Read Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review
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 Full Review