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.