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kemathenga

Performances otherplace than London

For anybody coming across a Les Mis Productions otherplace than London I open this thread.
I will start with Burgschauspiele Leofels in Germany. We will go there July 10th and tell about our experiences afterwards .
Very Happy
LovelyFantine

I'm going to a few cities in Europe in July and am looking right now to see if it's on anywhere. Is it done in foreign language though?
Quique

There's a Spanish language production of the current UK tour opening later on this year in Madrid.

And the Japanese have been touring their version of original London production every other of year, culminating in a multiple month-long season at Tokyo's Imperial Theatre. They just did the show last year so they'll probably bring it out again next year.

And then there are the random regionals that pop up both in the U.S. and abroad, which tend to vary in quality.

But no, the current UK tour cast performs the show in English.
Orestes Fasting

There's a production at the Roma Theatre in Warsaw in September.
Elin

Åbo - Finland (in Swedish):
http://www.abosvenskateater.fi/sve/lesmiserables
http://www.abosvenskateater.fi/sve/press/bilder/lesmisbilder
kemathenga

Our Leofels production turned out not to be the musical at all, but a theatre performance. It was confusing that they used the same logo, you know that picture of young Cosette. We went all the same and didn't regret it. It was a lay-group performing and in a rural German dialect. We liked it very much, because they really adapted the story and showed how fascinating it is to our days and people, young and old, right now. We especially liked Javert, he was strong and upright and self-righteous almost to Philip-Quast extend. He was greatly surprised when we approached him afterwards and told him so. he said he wants to go to London and see the musical very much, and we advised him to do so by all means.
They had cut out some characters, of course, since it was a rather small group of actors, many had to cover several roles. Combeferre was acting as the student-in-charge and doing a very good job. he really had many of the traits usually given to Enjolras. Marius had just the right mixture of fool-for-love and revolutionary student, only when he introduced himself as a "bonapartistic democrat" my daughters and i looked at each other stunned. We didn't know such a thing existed ( it doesn't).
Jean Valjean was superb in my eyes. Being used to Colm Wilkinsons philosophic JVJ it made an interesting change to see him played a s a rather simple man in the beginning, a trimmer of trees thrown onto an entirely different path by fate and a bishop. He retained traces of that simplicity to the end when showing his adoration for Cosette and shouting at Javert behind the barricades that he just wanted to be left alone.
All in all, we liked to see it performed that way and it was an encouragement to see that we do not have to leave it to the stars and professionals. Les Miserables is very much alive and kicking.
Eppie-Sue

kemathenga wrote:
Marius had just the right mixture of fool-for-love and revolutionary student, only when he introduced himself as a "bonapartistic democrat" my daughters and i looked at each other stunned. We didn't know such a thing existed ( it doesn't).

Quote:
One morning, however, Courfeyrac abruptly put this question to him.
"By the way, have you any political opinions?"
"What do you mean?" said Marius, almost offended at the question.
"What are you?"
"Bonapartist democrat."
"Grey shade of quiet mouse colour," said Courfeyrac.

(Wilbour translation, p. 574)
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