Theatre Review: Les Miserables

Les Miserables is a truly and utterly breath-taking show that will leave you speechless and drained.
I’d heard lots about how good the show was, but I didn’t know what to expect the day I walked into the Queens Theatre, London.
 
Les Miserables is one of my friend’s favourite shows.
I knew nothing of the story apart from the fact it’s during the French Revolution and that a love story takes place.
The emotion in each and every word and song had me in tears.
I cannot describe how overcome by emotion I was.
When the interval came I just couldn’t stop sobbing.

Recently, I found out that when Les Miserables first took to the stage the critics absolutely hated it.
But theatregoers could see what the critics were quite obviously missing, a truly remarkable story.
 
Alfie Boe was outstanding as Jean Valjean, he has such a powerful voice and his acting is impeccable.
When he sang ‘Bring Him Home’ my whole body was cold, I had goosebumps and was completely mesmerised by the song, the vocals and the emotion.
I’m so glad I saw the show while he was in it.
Hadley Fraser played Javert amazingly.
Although to be honest I couldn’t fault any of the cast I was bowled over with emotion for this show.
 
Everything about the show is just breathtaking.
The songs ‘I Dreamed A Dream’, ‘One Day More’ and ‘Do You Hear The People Sing?’ Are just so powerful.
‘On My Own’ is such a heartfelt song sang by Eponine.
I felt like I could feel her pain and longing in each and every word such a beautiful yet heartbreaking song.
 
The second half was just as unbelievably emotional as the first. 
I felt like my heart was in my mouth throughout.

I can see why Les Miserables is always a sell out as it’s a truly fantastic show that will leave you emotional yet wanting more.
If you haven’t seen it I would definitely recommend it, but make sure you have lots of tissues my sleeve didn’t survive the evening. 

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One thought on “Theatre Review: Les Miserables

  1. Karin May 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm Reply

    Thank you for your lovely review!
    Just a sidnote: Les Miserables is not about the French Revolution but about the 1832 Student Revolution.
    And when did you see the show? For right now it’s David Shannon as Jean Valjean.
    And, yes, Hadley Fraser is amazing!

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