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
Member Name: HooSoo
Date: 09/08/00, updated on 09/08/00 (11 review reads)
Advantages: great songs
Disadvantages: too long
'les miserables' was the second musical i saw (the first one was 'west side story'). it was christmas holiday and i went with another 3 friends. the settings of the stage was excellent. most of the songs are nice, especially 'i dreamed a dream' (think this song is really touching!). i read the book before i went to see the musical so had a rough idea of the story. but one of my friends didn't know the story at all and couldn't quite understand the english. so if english is not your first language, it's probably worth going through the story before going to see a musical. the show was quite long, and it's not like 'cats' or 'west side story' where you get to see a lot of dances, so i got a bit bored after couple hours (maybe it's because i knew the story beforehand....well??). also, we were sitting at quite far from the stage, either circles or balcony, can't remember....we couldn't afford the front rows :) and eyes got a bit sore after a while. the show could have been more enjoyable if we were at seats nearer to the stage. in general, it was a good one and worth watching. but i won't see it again, not for £20.