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Tom Hooper’s movie puts the misery back into ‘Les Miserables’ and takes the ‘musical’ out

Having expressed our views about the hype surrounding Tom Hooper’s new film version of ‘Les Miserables’, and our concerns that the casting would prove as disappointing as it was for the 25th Anniversary concert, we felt it was time to give … Continue reading

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The pain goes on and on: Will it be a ‘Les Miserables’ new year for fans of musical theatre?

Ever since Cameron Mackintosh announced that he favoured Alfie Boe to play Jean Valjean in the film version of ‘Les Miserables’, declaring that screeching musical theatre voices wouldn’t work, we have had to face the possibility that this film might not be for … Continue reading

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Rage on stage: Who will rid me of these troublesome phones?

More than ten years ago, watching Ralph Fiennes as Richard II at the Gainsborough studios, we were astonished to find that near the end of the play, as Fiennes makes his touching final soliloquy, some of the audience members in our row … Continue reading

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