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
You wont be disappointed....
Member Name: Lisa-Marie-1
Advantages: The amazing songs!!
Disadvantages: Not quite Miss Saigon!
I love musicals and have seen most of the major ones out there.... Miss Saigon, Cats, Phantom, Fame, Grease, the Lion King - i could go on and on. Even so - after watching Les Miserables i have to say... this is now up there as one of my favourites.
I knew very little about the production before i went - and i'm glad i kept it that way because there was a surprise at every turn. If you dont know too much about the story - i suggest that you too keep it that way.
Basically, it is the tale of Jean Valjean.... a man jailed for 19 years for stealing bread to feed his sisters starving son. The story begins with him being released on parole and finding oppression everywhere because his papers and the brand on his chest announce him as an ex-con. Valjean breaks parole and the rest of the play follows him throughout his life.
The songs are amazing - and John Owen-Jones played a wonderful Valjean and Gareth Gates played a fantastic, love struck Marius. Both have wonderful vocal ability - and were supported by an incredibly talented cast.
If you only every going to watch one musical in your whole life - i would advise Miss Saigon. Im finding very difficult to trace a musical that can beat its wonder. But, Les Mis definately comes a close second! If it ever stops near you .... be sure not to miss it!!!!
Summary: Dont miss the touring production.