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Les Misérables – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writers: Alain Boublil & Jean-Marc Natel (based on the novel by Victor Hugo) Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer Directors: Laurence Connor & James Powell Reviewer: Joan Phillips While the original 1985 production of Les Misérables continues to break box office records in London’s West End, the New touring version continues its hugely successful run and returns to the UK ...

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Notre Dame de Paris – London Coliseum, London

Music: Richard Cocciante  Book and lyrics: Luc Plamondon  Director: Gilles Maheu  Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Victor Hugo’s other famous novel (after the one with all the barricades) The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an abject lesson of the corrosive effects of the patriarchy. Esmerelda, a street dancer from Paris’s underclass, is so beautiful that several men fall in love with her – and ...

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CD REVIEW: The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Studio Cast Recording

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Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Reviewer: Mark Clegg The Hunchback of Notre Dame was always going to be a hard sell for a Disney movie and despite being perfectly animated and having the obligatory happy ending, it was greeted with middling reviews and disappointing box office when it was released in 1996. But it has remained a ...

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Les Miserables – The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford.

Author: Victor Hugo Adapter/Director: Adrian Preater Creative Director: Fiona Leaning Costumes: Sharon Gilham Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:4.5]   For those who had never seen a production at the Mill Studio before and the small space and intimate surroundings made for a rather nervous wait before ‘Hotbuckle Productions’ assault on Adrian Preater’s adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic, known to so ...

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