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What a show, and what a pub!
Member Name: boydy
Date: 20/02/01, updated on 20/02/01 (181 review reads)
Advantages: A really moving performance, with some brilliant show tunes.
Disadvantages: Acoustics in the theatre aren't great, beware of younger school parties.
Les miserables was the first west end performance I saw, and it was a truly brilliant experience.
The quality of acting at the palace was superb, and the set design lavish and thoroughly planned.
If you've never seen Les Mis before, you may be suprised at the number of tunes you recognise - I certainly was. From dark and moody solos like 'On my own' and 'Stars', to comical duets like 'Master of the house' - Les Mis will appeal to everybody's musical tastes.
The storyline to Les Mis is fairly complex, so you really have to watch and listen hard to understand what's going on, but if you do manage to grasp the storyline, it can be a very moving experience - many of our group ended up in tears!
Also, nextdoor to the Palace theatre is a really nice pub, which is suprisingly not too extortionate (well, not for London anyway :) )
If you really want to enjoy the performance, I suggest you don't go and see a weekday matinee as we did, as there were a large number of younger school groups who created quite alot of noise and comotion during the performance, and the acoustics in the theatre aren't brilliant either.
Sound problems aside, I highly reccomend you to go and see this show!