Les Miserables – What a Treat!


Happy sigh.  What an incredible time we all had in London on Saturday.  Back in April we had bought tickets to go and see Les Miserables in the West End to celebrate Charlotte reading Hugo Victor’s book by the same name.  It would be an early 14th birthday present for the twins and an early 15th birthday present for Thomas.  And to say we were all excited would be an understatement.  There was much merriment on the journey up, especially with Gary and I doing our utmost to embarrass our teens.  Very soon they will not want to be seen with us in public!  That said, we did all have a huge amount of fun 🙂

When we arrived the queue was so long it doubled back on itself.  Fortunately it wasn’t raining and it was lovely to be out in London soaking in the atmosphere of the West End.  And it gave me the opportunity to take a photo or two 🙂


Once in, Thomas was delighted (again, another understatement) to be sat right next to the sound desk:


I was surprised he was able to keep his attention on the stage performance.  Every time I looked he was watching the technician.  After it had finished he must have spent twenty minutes questioning her about the path she took to become whatever she was (music technician?  I don’t really know what they are called).

This was my fourth time going to see Les Mis and it did not disappoint!  It was incredibly special to be sharing it with my children and Gary and I think we all felt that this was something we would like to repeat at least once a year.  Charlotte, bless her, was completely overwhelmed by the whole experience and kept thanking us for taking her over and over again 🙂  The whole performance was very moving, and our seats, whilst limited view seats, were excellent and we only missed the very top of the battle scenes.  Like I said, definitely something we all want to repeat.  Maybe Phantom next?