Les Miserables Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 128



2.0 star rating Matthew from London, UK


I went to see Les Miserables convinced that it's long run meant that it was a good show. It most definitely is not. The music is bland, the lyrics rhyme childishly and some of the singing is awful. If you like music and theatre, as I do, then go to an opera and see it done properly.

2.0 star rating Michael London from London, England


First saw Les Mis in 1985 at Barbican with Colm Wilkinson,Michael Ball, Patti Lapone, etc. and was blown away. Saw again for 25th Anniversary and was still great. Following reviews of new production was looking forward to new version for 21st Century. Immediate thought was this is very small stage. Set seemed dated and flat and with some notable exceptions performances lacked any sense of passion or intensity. Acting was generally poor. Singing was uneven and very loud. Best bits were special effects ( e.g cellar scene) First half seemed very rushed. ( Matinee performance) Went home and listened for first time in years to original (1985) cast recording. Different class. Trevor Nunn's production and staging remembered for fantastic sets and powerful imagery . revolving stage much missed in this production. Not for theatre lovers. Leave this one for the tourists to enjoy.

1.0 star rating Bill Williams from London,


You either hate it or love it. It is certainly not the best show in the west end.

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Revolutionary JAW DROPPING iconic.

The world has embraced 'Les Mis' with both arms.

As the first trumpet sounded and the curtain rose I was sucked into 19th century France along with the inner turmoil of our hero Jean Valjean, played by the fantastic Killian Donnelly.

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