Why, why, why… With a fandom this big…are people not talking about THIS?
Our original London Les Miserables is, it seems in danger of being replaced by the reimagined version at or around the 30th anniversary.
Please, please, please read this interview with Cameron Mackintosh and see for yourself… A key piece is this…
"In the long-term, Mackintosh thinks it’s Les Misérables that will outlive us all. “It’s as potent in a class-room as it is on a Broadway stage.” Its revamped 25th anniversary version is being staged in 10 countries and it looks set to supplant the originating London incarnation when the 30th anniversary comes round next year.
Refreshing the look, feel and sound of his core portfolio obviously makes sense. This new version of Miss Saigon, directed by Laurence Connor (who also co-directed the new Les Misérables), will be grittier than the Nick Hytner-directed original. “We’ve been inspired by what went before but it’s less operatic, more authentic, more real.”
Please guys, if you value your original Les Mis please signal boost and sign the hell out of the petition that has been set up to voice opposition!
This is in no way bashing the reimagined version… I would love very much to see it, but most certainly not at the expense of our London original which is the only original format left.
The changes are creeping in already… Apparently the 24601 convicts look has now switched to the shaved head rather than the scraggly wig with the recent cast change.
Let’s do something while we can!
Please reblog, please tweet this, please Facebook this etc but most importantly please SIGN.
If we don’t act now it’ll be no good looking back later on and thinking ‘I wish we’d done something’.