( Review )
You should definitely watch the backstage video, here: http://www.nordlys.no/kultur/
Javert’s Suicide (in English) - http://www.nordlys.no/kultur/
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I saw Les Mis in Oslo the 1st and 6th of May. It's a very strong production, with a mostly good cast (Valjean, Erik Wenberg Jacobsen, is pretty amazing), impressive set and a good translation. The translator is actually Torstein Bugge Høverstad, who has also translated Lord of the Rings and all the Potter books to Norwegian.
Can someone please ask me to type up the new lyrics and translate them to English? Request specific scenes? I really want to do it, but unless I have incentive I know I'll never get around to it. The translation is the best I've heard, and it's notable, since this is the first time Les Mis has been performed in Bokmål (other translations have been Nynorsk. Not that there's a big difference between the two)
This productions used scims extensively. There was one at the far back and one inside a frame. The latter could be moved about. The scene was quite impressive, as it had two floors! Thénardier's inn and the sewers were "downstairs", and everything else on the upper floor. It is very clever, though consider this: A turntable could hardly be more expensive to install than that?( Les Mis Oslo notes )
( Les Mis Bergen... )
If you want more specifics, ask.
I found the notes I made of the Bergen production hidden on my computer, so I might as well post them. I also made some comments in this entry, but I never posted a proper review. Keep in mind I haven't edited this, so everything might not make sense.
Here are my thought on the musicals I've recently seen, as promised in my last post:)
( He could be a star for all we know... )
( Telll me it's not true... )
( Everyone's a little bit racist, it's true... )
( They had it coming! They had it coming! They only had themselves to blame... )
This is a reminder to myself: Check the cast of the musicals you aren't planning to see before ordering tickets. Burn Gorman is in "Oliver!", playing Mr Sikes. I really want to see that. What is it with Torchwood and musicals, anyway? There's John Barrowman, Naoko in Avenue Q, Burn in Oliver!, Gareth in that show he did, though I don’t think that quite qualifies as a musical. Does Eve Myles have any plans for the future?
( The hills are alive, with the Sound of Music... )
Feel free to ask if you think I forgot anything of interest:)
Les Misérables 16 August 2008 Matinee and Evening performances review:
Once again, I'll have to postpone my Les Mis review, as I have to write a short-story for school within Tuesday, and I've never felt so uninspired in my life. But here's the pictures I've scanned from my new souvenir-brochure (The Final Battle is totally my new desktop;)). Photobucket seems to have died on me, but they can be downloaded, full size, here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/utso1r
And here's my review of Blood Brothers: