Long time no see!
Firstly I’d like to apologise for the fact that I haven’t been on my blog in ageeeeeeees. Schoolwork etc has been a bit hectic recently. This now means that I have a lot of blog reading to do!
I was nominated to complete a Les Miserables challenge. I flipping love Les Mis, and as you know I dream of playing Eponine Thernardier one day. So, this little challenge is perfect for me. Even if you have not seen it, I hope that you somehow find a way to enjoy this post nevertheless.
1. How did you first learn about Les Miserables?
Whenever I went to London when I was little, I used to point out the Les Mis poster in the underground and say: ‘Lez Mis er ra bles!’ To which my mother would look disgusted. Does that count? Well, I properly first learnt about it when I was offered to see the London production of it as a school trip.
2. When, where and what was your first Cameron Mackintosh performance or Les Miserables?
Les Miserables in November 2013 at the beautiful Queen’s Theatre in London!
3. Favourite minor character?
Does Gavroche count as a minor character?
4. Least favourite character?
The factory worker who starts being horrible to Fantine, followed by the man who fires Fantine! And then I do have this random dislike towards Cosette.
5. Favourite part of the stage version?
Ah, everything! I cannot choose one favourite part!
6. Favourite male costume?
Rob Houchen’s costume for Marius!
7. Favourite female costume?
Celinde Schoenmaker’s costume for Fantine!
8. Favourite song?
All of the songs are incredible. On My Own is obviously my top and then I really do love One Day More.
9. Least favourite song?
Castle On A Cloud. Sorry young Cosette.
10. Favourite sung line? (Act 1)
‘I know this house I tell you, there’s nothing here for you, just the old man and the girl, they live ordinary lives’ -Eponine
‘Jean Val Jean is nothing now, another story must begin!’ -Jean Val Jean
‘Little he knows, little he sees’ -Eponine
‘Don’t they know they’re making love to one already dead!’ -Fantine
11. Favourite sung line? (Act 2)
‘Took the letter like you said I met her father at the door, he said he would give it, I don’t think I can stand anymore’ -Eponine
‘To love another person is to see the face of God’-Fantine, Eponine, Cosette, Marius, Jean Val Jean
12. Favourite instrumental portion of the score?
Does it have to be a big portion? Because I just absolutely love it when the orchestra play the beginning of ‘At The End Of The Day’.
13. Favourite Jean Val Jean?
Mr Daniel Koek!
14. Favourite Javert?
I don’t actually know many Javert’s. However, Tam Mutu was amazing and sings a beautiful rendition of ‘Stars’.
15. Favourite Enjolras?
Again, I do not know many Enjolras’. But the Enjolras that I saw was brilliant, and he was performed by Anton Zetterholm.
16. What is the line you always mess up when singing?
I always get confuzzled in ‘Master Of The House’.
17. Whose part do you follow/sing when multiple people are singing?
18. Song with the highest play count on iTunes?
I have not actually downloaded any Les Mis songs onto my iTunes account, likewise with many other songs! I feel like I always listen to ‘At The End Of The Day’, ‘On My Own’ and ‘One Day More’ the most though.
19. Have you seen the 25th Anniversary concert?
Not all of it, but sections of it!
20. Opinion on the 2012 movie?
Hmm…’when you try your best but you don’t succeed’.
At first I thought it was great, but after seeing the production 3 times I realise that the film does not do the show justice at all. Despite that, I still do watch the film and enjoy watching it!
21. Favourite part of the 2012 movie?
The transition from ‘Stars’ into ‘Look Down’.
22. Favourite interview of cast members?
Does this mean film or the show? Either way, this one:
23. Favourite Les Mis gif?
I have seen soooooo many. But these are my top ones:
24. Favourite Les Mis related Youtube video?
I haven’t actually seen any!
25. Favourite Les Mis item I own?
My programme! I have Jean Val Jean’s autograph, Marius’ autograph and Eponine (Carrie Hope Fletcher eeeek) autograph!
26. Favourite cast member ship?
Don’t know any!
27. Favourite fan art?
Haven’t really seen any.
28. Favourite headcannon?
Unfortunately, I don’t know what this question means…
29. Favourite thing about the Les Mis story?
Ooh, that’s incredibly difficult…perhaps the fact that the French revolution is explored through so many different characters. You’ve got a prisoner, a very dedicated policeman, a woman who turns to prostitution, all of the beggars on the street, the students, aaaah! That’s a hard question to answer.
That certainly took a while, but it was worth it as I am a sucker for Les Miserables.
I am supposed to nominate some people to do this, but you know what, if you love Les Mis then just do it!
Have a good day!:)