Les Miserables Reviews
Description:Les Miserables the musical is the third longest running show in Broadway history. / Jean Valjean, released on parole ... more
Les Miserables ... after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is caught and brought back by police, and is astonished when the Bishop lies to the police to save him, also giving him two precious candlesticks. Valjean decides to start his life anew.
Newest Review: ... and also have never paid more than £40 - £50 per seat for any other theatre show but for Les Mis you might have to spend a bit more than £50 for that better experience (unfortunately). About "Les Miserables" ----------------------- ----- 'Les Miserables' is in its 27th year running since it was first showing in 1985. It is based on a novel also called 'Les Miserables' by French ... more
Customer Les Miserables Reviews (6)
by - written on 20/01/13 (Very useful, 128 readings)
Les Miserables' is one of the biggest musicals around and the longest running in its 27th year. If you are a fan of musicals or just enjoy catching a live show every now and then, this one might be one you have already seen or one to definitely check out. It is also a show that would suit everyone and attracts a wide audience because of the range of themes within it and has a story that works perfectly when turned into a musical show. Location ----------- 'Les Miserables' takes place in Queen's theatre, on Shaftesbury Avenue located in Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Square, the closest underground stations are either Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/02/12 (Very useful, 44 readings)
Les Miserables, more commonly known as Les Mis, has now celebrated its 25th Anniversary and a well-deserved anniversary it is, too! I certainly hope that it runs for another successful 25 years as it is truly breath-taking! The musical is based on the novel by Victor Hugo and also based on a previous French musical that proved to be unsuccessful. The Story ------------ I don't want to give too many spoilers here as part of the joy of the musical is going on the journey with the characters but it begins in a prison camp with a man by the name of Jean Valjean. He has served his time and is set free on parole and makes his way to the house ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/09/11, updated on 28/09/11 (Useful, 21 readings)
LOCATION Queens Theatre, 51 Shaftesbury Avenue London W1D 6BA 0870 950 0930 First of all, I LOVE this show, so this will be a very effusive review! I was introduced to Les Mis by my music teacher who took us on a school trip to see it when I was 16. I have since seen it 7 further times professionally and one amateur production by under 18s. I have got the 10th anniversary DVD and the 25th anniversary Blu-ray. So I think you can safely say I'm a bit of a Les Mis nut! I have run my own school trip to see it a few years ago - the kids I took loved it as well - yay for new Les Mis converts! I took my daughter to see an ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/11/08 (Very useful, 362 readings)
I would class Les Miserables as one of the two biggest shows in the West End. This is based on longevity, quality of characters and music, scale, and how memorable the show is when you leave the theatre. The other is The Phantom of the Opera, although The Lion King is gaining on them. Les Miserables (Les Mis) has been homed in different theatres in the West End for 23 years. That's an awfully long time - think about how long The Lord of the Rings lasted, and how you blinked and missed Gone with the Wind. It might not have had the lifespan of The Mouse Trap but, with all due respect, the only reason people see The Mouse Trap is to see why it's always been ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/04/08 (Very useful, 69 readings)
Les Miserables is the musical based on the book of the same name by Victor Hugo. The Plot Set in France, Les Miserables follows the life of Jean Valjean and the people whose lives he affects. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister's baby, Valjean manages to escape, and is pursued by the dogged policeman Javert. With France on the verge of Revolution, the story is picked up years later, with Valjean having started a new life under a new identity as the mayor of a small town, where he protects and supports a multitude of people. He becomes embroiled in the student revolutions, all the while fearing that Javert will track him ... Read the complete review
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