So since my last entry I have seen the awesome Ronan Keating live at The O2 arena, London, the film adaption of Les Miserables and Viva Forever.
So I thought after my last post was based on all things musical I should update you all.
Ronan Keating live at The O2 London
What a show from Ronan and the announcement of a Boyzone tour to mark 20 years in the industry sure did make my night.
Ronan was joined on stage by Boyzone bandmate Shane Lynch who made the announcement that Boyzone tickets will go on sale on the 14th February 2013.
The show was great I loved hearing the new songs from Fires alongside the old songs and a few Boyzone tracks.
It was lovely to see Brian McFadden again I hadn’t seen him in ages seeing as he now lives in Australia, so it was great for Ronan to have a support act who I also wanted to see.
Les Miserables film
I have also seen the film adaption of Les Miserables. I really do hope the film inspires people to visit the West End. You cannot beat the emotion and raw talent of the theatre. I have only seen the show once but I was spoilt as I saw Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean. I was an emotional wreck I cried constantly including throughout the interval.
I was really impressed with Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of prisoner 24601/Jean Valjean he got across the emotion and the hardship well.
Anne Hathaway’s performance of Fontine was outstanding the emotion was something else.
You will understand why I have mentioned this as I shall be posting something else in relation to another of Anne’s films. I can see why she has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress based on her role in Les Miserables.
The downside for me was Russell Crowe as Javert. I just couldn’t take him seriously and Javert is such a prominent character, I wouldn’t say he can’t sing but I really don’t think he was right for the role. I am also undecided on Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as Thénardier and Madame Thénardier. They definitely portrayed the comedic side of the couple I just don’t know whether I would have chosen them.
There is always a worry when an iconic production has been reproduced but I do feel the story was done justice. A new song and some differences but a decent effort.
Well firstly, I would like to say that now that I have actually seen the show for myself I do think the critics were a little too harsh. I won’t outrightly say it’s the best show ever but it is a feel good show. If you love the music from The Spice Girls you sure will enjoy singing along. I really liked how the songs linked to the story, although parts of the actual story are a little patchy.
There was humour and emotion the only thing that really annoyed me is I don’t feel like the story ended.
I loved that there were some old school classics from The Spice Girls although I guess you’d have to be a bit of a fan to enjoy.
It is a very modern musical that focusses heavily on Reality TV which is quite amusing. I am personally over the whole Reality TV show especially the X Factor it really needs a break now it lacks the real talent that used to have the public on the edge of their seat.
Overall, it is nowhere near as bad as the critics made out. Although I do believe that no one should cover Melanie C’s I Turn To You.