My recent visit to the Queens Theatre at shaftesbury avenue to watch the Les Miserables is something which I would always remember in my life. I went to watch the “Les Miserables” musical show. I have never seen a theatre production of this kind in my life.
Les Miserables – Show Information
The heroic tale of a man’s life journey through France in the 18th century and his struggle to live through both injustice and revolution. Full of passion and courage, Les Miserables has been acclaimed the world over.
The story of Les Misérables itself takes place over 30 years and is incredibly complex. At its most basic level, it is the life story of Jean Valjean, a victim of the class struggle and a harsh and oppressive system. Jean Valjean, released on parole 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, assuming a new identity. But will fate allow him to? Valjean decides to start his life anew. Things go well but 8 years later, an encounter with a face from the past threatens everything he now holds dear. His life is entwined with that of many people, including Inspector Javert who pursues Valjean with a single-minded, and at times ruthless, belief in duty that he carries out to its tragic end.
Coming back to my experience – The crowd was amazing and none left their seats throughout the 3.5 hour show. I loved being a part of the Elite crowd. The song “I dreamed of a dream” was definitely the highlight of the show. Everyone appreciated the song and loved every second of it. However, there was appeciation every now and then.
The artists of different ages and sizes possessed oodles of talent and enacted with ease and grace. The lighting, stage arrangement, Every second was electrifying, exciting and riveting. Some scenes made me cry, some made me laugh but the overall experience will be enduring.