THE BARRICADES RISE AGAIN!!!! This past weekend was a very emotional and happy moment as Live Theater has been slowly making its long awaited comeback in London's West End after 10 months of being shutdown. One of those major musicals that returned was the legendary Les Miserables. However, since we're still coping with coronavirus safety precautions, LES MIZ has temporarily returned to its longtime London home at the Sondheim Theatre (formerly The Queens Theatre) as the critically acclaimed staged concert production from last year.
We are so happy to share with you the video of that historical first curtain call back. With a limited 50% capacity (for social distancing) in the Queens, the magic of a live theater audience (while still wearing face masks) still had that same level energy as when its usually sold out. The first performance was well received with a huge thunderous standing ovation. You can expect the cast and orchestra fighting back those tears of how amazing it is for them to be back home. It also featured a special speech by the show's 2 leads Alfie Boe as "Jean Vailjean" and Olivier Award winner Michael Ball as "Inspector Javert". From there, the orchestra plays a thrilling performance of the production's exit music.
PREPARE YOURSLEVES: Get those tissues ready before watching!!!
LES MISERABLES: THE STAGED CONCERT will run for a strictly limited engagement till February 28th, 2021 before returning later as a usual stage production within the Spring or Summer of 2021 (and of course once all with the vaccines are well). When it does return, the show will be performed as Sir Cameron Mackintosh's NEW production that has been performed on the Sondheim stage since the end of last year.
Welcome Home LES MIZ LONDON!!!!
How beautiful was that curtain call?!!