Les Miserables

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Les Miserables – or ‘Mat outs himself as being a HUGE musical theatre nerd’

tt1707386Based on the Award-winning musical of the same name, Les Miserables is directed by the Award-winning director of The King’s Speech Tom Hooper, and has an Award-winning cast, set in the Award-winning time of 19th-century France. After stealing a loaf of bread to save his sister’s sick child, Jean Valjean (remember his name is Jean Valjean) is imprisoned for years and kept in terrible conditions (he has to spend a lot of time with Russell Crowe). Years later he is finally freed! But Captain Javert (Crowe) informs Valjean that he will never truly be free, and vows to always be there to totally cockblock any of Valjean’s happy times. Valjean is like “No monsieur” and goes on the run from his parole.

MANY YEARS LATER Valjean reinvents himself as a kindly mayor, Fantine (Anne Hathaway) sells…

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By Nicholas Maithya Posted in Reviews

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