Hellooooo blog readers!!! Hope you are all well and enjoying 2016! Ok, ok I know in my last blog I said one of my new year’s resolutions was to blog more and don’t worry I haven’t died, I know it’s like half way through the year already! I’m reallyyyyy sorrrrryyyy. Now I’m not trying to make excuses for myself but to be honest I’ve had a very busy start to 2016; it was my birthday (thank you everyone for your kind words) can you believe it I’m 14 now?! And I’ve had a lot of school work, my gosh I love France and it’s people very much but their language is a bit technical!! But then again so is the English language, who cares about alliteration!!! (I do hope my English teacher isn’t reading this, sorry sir!) However I do love the lovely Shakespeare!! Hang on, hang on, how on earth did I get talking about Shakespeare!?
Anyway on the topic of the French, there’s one thing I absolutely adore them for…… Les Misérables! Yes, Les Mis, a musical I can’t get enough of. I’m sorry but if you’ve never seen, read or even heard of it you should be ashamed of yourself, you haven’t lived! Don’t worry because after you’ve finished reading this blog, know it or not, you will love it.
“Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, it is still breaking box-office records everywhere. Les Misérables is the longest running musical of all time, with the original London production celebrating its 30th anniversary on the 8th October 2015. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.”
In 2011 Honiton Community College, performed Les Misérables school edition and I have to say it was pretty good! I hadn’t joined the school at the time so me, my friend and mum went to see it, it was the first time I’d come across the musical and I fell in love! But wait a minute I have news……..HCC is performing it again with an all new cast in 2016!!! *cheers* I’m so excited! I can’t tell you much right now but we’ve finished auditioning and we’ve started proper rehearsals. Me and my friend Finley have solo lines as factory workers at the start! And will be featuring in many other scenes with the chorus.
Anyhow as Les Misérables is a very well-known musical it’s kinda hard to know where to start. So a school trip was arranged. I know a school trip sounds boring. But it was only to go and watch Les Mis in the west end!!!! Yes, we were going to the Queens theatre in London. This show stars all kinds of people like Carrie Hope Fletcher playing Eponine, an amazing writer, actor, youtuber, blogger and also a mega role model of mine! Also staring others such as Jeremy Secomb as Javert, Rachelle Ann Go as Fantine, Zoe Doano as Cosette and Rob Houchen as Marius. Carrie has now sadly left Les Mis but will soon be staring in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the UK Tour! Good Luck Carrie!
It’s a very long journey to London from little Honiton, with the whole cast! But after a service station stop, lots of gossip and a lengthy coach ride we made it! Oh and it was worth it! It was all we had imagined and more. It was awesome! We were amazed and truly blown away. Both the acting and singing were truly phenomenal sending tingles down every inch of my spine. The story was brought to life in such a magical way. All of us walked out of the theatre speechless with maybe a few squeals too. I hope that one day I’ll be somewhere near as good as them! If I was to describe the performance in three words they would be exceptional, outstanding and magnificent! I feel very inspired!
Thank you for reading, I’ve got lots of cool things coming up to blog about. I’ve recently done part of my grade 3 ballet exam, my grade 2 LAMDA exam, I’m working towards my grade 5 singing, grade 2 piano and I’m doing my GCSE music early! And I hope to make another cover for my YouTube channel soon so if you’re not subscribed please do! Finally I quickly want to say a huge congratulations to my friend Finley (who I mentioned earlier) and her family on her beautiful new baby sister Maya!
I hope you all have a fab Easter!!! xxx