Style of the City attended the evening performance of Les Misérables at Wales Millennium Centre. After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables has returned to Cardiff Bay.
Debuting at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff during 2009, this new production is bigger and better than before, and continues to enthral audiences and receive critical acclaim around the world.
This Broadway production of Les Misérables includes the infamous songs, ‘I Dreamed A Dream’, ‘On My Own’, ‘Bring Him Home’, ‘One Day More’, ‘Master Of The House’, and many more, which were sung passionately by the cast. However, Dean Chisnall, who played Jean Valjean, stole the show with his musical performance and vocals during the opening scenes and ‘Bring Him Home’. Katie Hall also set the scene throughout Act One, by depicting Fantine as a vulnerable but determined character.
The new staging, in this production, has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”. There’s a visual difference from other productions, as it includes an animated backdrop that was inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. Throughout the performance, the visual backdrop is often a simple Paris streetscape, but takes centre stage in the animated sewer scene and creates theatrical tension to Javert’s demise.
Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. This sell-out performance passed all expectations, from its strong musical performances to its detailed costumes and visual backdrops.
The Broadway production of Les Misérables is at Wales Millennium Centre until the 4th of January 2020.
For more information and tickets, visit https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2019/les-miserables/