So, the other day, I attended my first musical production on the west end, after months and months of waiting, which was Les Miserables. And to be completely honest, it is probably one of the best things I have seen in my short span of life.
There are people out there, who know nothing of musical theatre and have no want to, and to them, I say, you are seriously missing out. Granted, some people are just uncultured swines and bat away any thought of watching something like a ‘musical’ as they have gained a inherently ‘gay’ culture, despite the fact they are not. You do not have to be homosexual to see a musical. I agree, the music isn’t what most people are used to (I.E it doesn’t have a dubstep remix), it is so much better than that.
I am not afraid to admit that I was almost in tears several times during the production, as it is such an emotional story.
Now, in 6 months time, Les Miserables is being released into the cinema, with an all star cast, and yes, it will be amazing, but I am thoroughly looking forward to seeing all the people who have never batted a lid to it before, start professing their love for musicals after seeing the film adaptation, which will never hold a candle to the west end production.
I am just so sad to see the lack of people from my generation getting involved and enjoying musical theatre. If only they understood the whole new world they are missing out on. Such a shame.