I saw Les MisÚrables in London. It was great I got good seats for relatively cheap, because of student pricing. Les MisÚrables got it's first sucessfull run in London at the Palace Theatre where it still plays today. It is the powerful story of getting redemption in a society that is unwilling to see the good in people. It casts the church and christian values in a good light by giving people a second chance at living properly and honestly.
The songs were great, and were pertinent to the story, because the whole story was sung. Some people have a problem with that, but I liked it. The songs were very efective in the emphasis on emotion. The tempo and quality of the voices made the show better than great. It is worth seeing at least once if not many times.
The set was very cool. The stage had a turning floor, which gave a better sense of motion to the story, and went with the songs. The barricade was an awesome sight as well. I think it was well designed to go out into the stage quickly in order to make the shock factor intense. It also spun on the stage to show what was happening on the other side of the barricade.
There were a few flaws in that they used the French tri-color in the part of the story set before the French revolution, which is historically inacurate, but it does not weigh on the story line at all.
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