Newest Review: ... round and round all evening. I did enjoy it and was glad I saw it, but think I was expecting more. Les Miserables is currently on at t... more
interesting...moving.. .great songs
Member Name: quackers
Date: 20/09/00, updated on 20/09/00 (95 review reads)
Advantages: fabulous songs and story
Disadvantages: a bit long
First of all, I must inform the reader that I know Les Mis (as it is known in theatre circles) inside out and back to front, probably because my father is head electrician at the Palace theatre London where it is on. I've known the story ever since I was old enough to understand it, but have only seen it twice...and am due to see it a third time. The more you know about the storyline, the more you enjoy it, as it certainly helps if you know what's going on in the rather complicated plot, as it is possibly quite difficult to understand because it is all sung. Speaking of the songs...they are really fabulous. emotive, powerful, in some cases funny and always mind-bogglingly well-written. They are also in some cases well performed, but it really depends on the cast! My father would, of course, disagree with me, having watched it almost every night for the past 15 years or so, but nevertheless, a great watch. The only disdvantage is the length, which can be tedious if you're too tired or not in the modd, but if you genuinly are a musicals fan, go see it, at least twice!