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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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Songs of My Life: Peter Polycarpou serves up a musical meze

Sunday 11th December 2011 You’ve got to admire someone who can keep a straight face whilst being interviewed by a muppet.  Having seen Peter Polycarpou in ‘Falling Stars’, a show about lost songs from the 20s, we couldn’t miss an opportunity … Continue reading

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Creators or curators? What’s so great about long runs?

News reporting about the West End seems to veer between two extremes – SOLT boasting about how profits are going up and up, and general panic about shows closing.  The announcement of the closure of Betty Blue Eyes was greeted … Continue reading

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Is Cameron Mackintosh better than a pig?

Before you accuse us of being offensive, this a question that the man himself would like an answer to.  Yes, this is the latest survey to arrive in our inbox.  Ten out of ten for brevity, and for offering some … Continue reading

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Revealed! Cameron Mackintosh hates Musical Theatre!

As keen followers of the debate around the casting of the O2 Les Miserables concert, we were stunned by an article we found at the Daily Mail online dated 25th November 2010, where Cameron Mackintosh referred to Alfie Boe as … Continue reading

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Rebecca Caine on the Les Miserables 25th Anniversary concert

Thanks to Lucy Thackray at http://www.thepublicreviews.com for her gem of an interview with Rebecca Caine, published last month.  We were intrigued to hear her touch on some of the issues we brought up in our recent post about the 25th Anniversary concert … Continue reading

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