Had THE most incredible experience on Wednesday when a bus load of old biddies, 11 younguns and I travelled to London to see Les Miserables!
The occasion was that Mr John Owen-Jones who resides just down the road from me is playing Jean Valjean at this very moment in time and his family had managed to arrange a trip with a little money off!!
So off my mate Ethan and I set from Felinfoel Co-op carpark at the ungodly hour of 7:15am for a 3 and 1/2 hour bus journey to fair London town. After arriving we enjoyed an English McDonald's :p and I literally bumped into Matt from Busted :s
Moments before we were set to walk into the theatre the brother of one of the girls we were with LOST HIS TICKET! He had it for all of ten minutes and friggin lost it! So we snuck him in :D and it worked!! As we took our seats one of the adults remembered suddenly that 'oh you're allowed backstage afterwards by the way' o.O
The show was PHENOMENAL
and surpassed all my expectations! I've had all the songs on a constant loop in my head. John definately made the show with his magnificent and awe-inspiring voice! I was streaming after his rendition of Bring Him Home and the Finale had both Ethan and I blubbing into our tissues! We instantly rose from our seats, the first in the house, and soon everyone else followed suit until every seat was empty. The applause went on for ages until everyone's hands were sore and after a special wave to his Hometown Support he disappeared and it was all over! 3 hours GONE in a flash!
Jean Valjean's Soliloquy
Bring Him Home
So we, the kids and the teens, quickly made our way outside and we're shown the stage door where for a second John popped his head out of a window above us and there was a little wave of squeaks then we were admitted with 'thpethal' stickers allowing us through the back door. Before we got to see John we also met the rest of the cast including Gary Watson, Marius, which was the point where the girls went all shy and also we caught a glimpse of Hans Peter Janseens, Javert, as he ran through our little crowd. THEN we met The Dude!
the most bizarre thing happened! He followed us back to the bus!! It was quite surreal seeing him walking up and down the aisle talking to all the old ladies!
All in all a rather successful day out!!!Two, Four, Six, Oh, WAAAAAAAN!
p.s Etan spotted the man himself, Patrick Stewart, in a convertable as we were getting ready to leave!!