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I'd go "On My Own" to see this show!
Member Name: destiny2909
Advantages: Great cast, great songs.
Les Miserables has been running at the Palace Theatre for many years and is one of the longest (if not THE longest) running musicals in London.
I had been a fan of Les Miz (as it's known to fans) since my early teens and finally got to see it live for my 17th birthday. I truely loved every minute. There is some magic in a live performance that you could never get from a CD recording. The performers were absolutely top-notch, singing and acting their hearts out. I particularly loved the actors in the roles of Jean Valjean and Javert. They really held the piece together and the moments they shared on stage were simply wonderful.
However, what really brought the house down for me was the whole ensemble songs which come at the end of Act 1 and Act 2. They were so powerful and the audience was literally hanging off the edge of their seats!
I saw this show with my dad, and while I wanted it to go on forever, he was getting a bit bored by the end. It is a really long show, and can be hard to follow if you didn't already know the plot. So, if you want to go and see Les Miz, I'd advise listening to the audio CD or watching the Liam Neeson film first.
Anyway, don't take my word for it, just go and see it. It's worth every penny.
Summary: Best musical in London IMO.
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