I’m writing this from London Euston having just seen Les Mis! I’ve read (most of, I skipped the long digressions into French history!) the book and seen the film, but this was the first time seeing the stage show. I managed not to actually cry, which was a bit impressive.
I was wearing a red dress with black tights and a black cardigan, which felt appropriate if a little warm! My mum (who has seen the show before) was also wearing a red dress, so I make no pretence of originality, just appropriateness.
I was a bit worried about the various different aspects of travel and accessibility, but *so far* everything seems to have gone smoothly. It was the first time getting a train and a taxi in my wheelchair but this was easier than I imagined, and while I’ve heard various horror stories from different people, I haven’t yet had any issues.
The play itself was great – it didn’t feel like it was too long, the songs were beautiful – Do You Hear the People Sing remains a favourite of mine) and while I still have a lot of questions (why is the French policing system so strange? Is one cop assigned to every criminal? Where can I find Grantaire/Enjolras fanfic? Why is Marius so annoying? Are all brocialists as annoying? Why are there empty chairs and empty tables that weren’t destroyed in the battle?), I enjoyed it a lot and I’m really glad I was able to go.