Les Misérables

At last, after two years and a half in this country, I finally fulfiled one of my dreams: to watch a musical theatre show in the UK. 

The choice was on the 25th year anniversary of "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo. 
The place: The Lowry, in Salford Quays, Manchester. 

The price of the tickets was a bit intimidating and by the time we bought them there weren't even any more of the cheaper ones available. Still, we thought it was the kind of show that involves so much work and people, and with all the referrals we had read, it had to be worthwhile.

And it was definitely well worth the time and money. The venue was totally packed, as expected.
The singers were excellent, the setting breathtaking, full of special effects I had never seen in theatre and the music... well, timeless. The acting was top notch quality and there were a few who really surprised me in a positive way. The falsetto songs sung by "Jean Valjean" and the little girl who played "Cosette" were fantastic. 

And just for a sneak peak, here's a video promo that includes many of the actors that were part of the cast of the Manchester show.

All in all, an experience to repeat many, many times.

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