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Les Miserables won't leave you feeling miserable.
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Advantages: Great storyline, amazing songs, great staging.
Disadvantages: A touch expensive perhaps.
Though i've seen a fair amount on stage, this is the best production I have ever seen. It's an all sung story, not something I'm normally a fan of but the songs are memorable and moving and the storyline is easy to follow. Set in revolutionary France, a runaway convict called Jean Valjean escapes from his prison sentence and vows to live by the straight and narrow against the backdrop of social unrest. It doesn't sound particularly appealing but the story is so moving, tackling love, death, social upheaval and desperation, that it leaves you with a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye. The westend version has some incredible special effects and staging and without doubt the fight sequence of the people against the authorities during the revolution is the best slow motion sequence i've seen on stage. If you're looking for something to see at the westend then go and see this. It's a show that has it all, it's inspiring, classy and technologically impressive.
Summary: A true Westend theatre gem-go and see it!
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