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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Les Misérables...

On Saturday night Stu and I went to see the phenomenon that is Les Misérables at the Queen's Theatre in London's glitzy West End. We'd both seen Les Mis many times before but as it was our anniversary night out we thought we'd treat ourselves again.

When the show was at The Palace Theatre many years ago it had had a distinctly Gallic feel (hello? it is set in nineteenth century France), a cast of thousands (well, it seemed like it at the time) and rousing anthems sung by the ensemble throughout.

This time around it seemed an altogether smaller production; just twenty-eight in the cast, the accents were slightly more Plaidstow than Paris and the songs seem to have lost some of their shine as the chorus has dwindled. Still, we loved it and I found myself singing along to On My Own, Red and Black and of course the wonderful I Dreamed a Dream. Marvelous.


  1. Anonymous8:39 am

    did you nae expect susan boyle to walk on stage at some point?

  2. Thankfully she didn't. We were wondering if the actress singing that song might be a bit miffed at all the attention SB has got from it. But if she was, she didn't show it.

  3. Anonymous1:06 pm

    I am definitely remianing anonymous to say this, but i've seen Les Mis 28 times! YIKES!!

    Do you EVER just have a night in at home? You are forever going out to see something!! I think i am a tiny tad jealous as i hardly ever go and see anything, but that's probably because i am too lazy to get my arse off the sofa and book anything!

  4. I think we're seen it just 10 times between us.

    And, no, I donlt stay in much. I promised myself when I ,oved to London I'd get Time Out every week and do at least something every week.


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