Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Above all it is Kretzmer’s stunning lyrical treatment of those soaring French melodies (on press night, immaculately delivered under Steve Moss’ baton) woven around a story that is breathtaking in its scope that still define Les Misérables as a night of world class musical theatre.
Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the newly opened production of Les Misérables.
In our continuing series, our editor Lisa Martland picks out some of her Top Picks from the last week of theatre (to 19 January 2020), including Aleks Sierz’s view that the new production of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre is marching on to victory.
New blood courses through the veins of the West End’s longest-running musical Les Misérables.
Matt Lucas will step in to play the role of Thénardier in the new production of Les Misérables at the newly refurbished Sondheim Theatre in the West End where performances began on 18 December 2020.
Cameron Mackintosh has announced casting for Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables at the newly restored Sondheim Theatre, when the theatre re-opens on 18 December 2019 following its major renovation.
Cameron Mackintosh has announced that in honour of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday in March 2020, the Queen’s Theatre will be renamed the Sondheim Theatre, making him the only living artist to have a theatre named in his honour both in the West End and on Broadway.
We already know from Sarah Brightman’s confessional on the Graham Norton show that she married Andrew Lloyd Webber not because he was the handsomest boy in the playground but because ‘he did have the biggest willy’. Now he’s head to head with Sir Cameron Mackintosh in another size contest over who will have the prettiest small one.