“One Day More”

As many people know, I am obsessed with Les Mis. I have known about the Masterpiece six part series for a long time. It has aired in the UK leaving audiences in the US waiting until April. It will be Les Misérables, not Les Mis. That means it is a non-musical version. I keep on trying to visualize what Les Misérables will be like without the songs. I am so used to the songs that Les Misérables without songs sounds crazy.

Tomorrow is the beginning of the six part series. It will take place over six weeks. What will it be like without the songs? It still is Les Misérables. It still will have Jean Valjean, Javert, Fantine, Monsieur and Madame Thenardier, Eponine, Marius, Cosete, and Enjolras. I did read the book, and there are a few differences with some of these characters. How will I approach this when it is not the musical?

I believe I will approach it in a similar way that I did with the book. This time, instead of using the musical, I will use the book. It will be looking at the book versions of the characters. You will be seeing more of the backstory of the characters. The backstory wasn’t in the musical with some of the characters. The musical will still help in a way- when I read the book, the musical was extremely helpful in understanding what was going on even when I saw differences. The book made me realize that some of the characters are more complex than I thought they were.


Author: mphtheatregirl

I am a strong spiritual person who is a big fan of musicals. This blog mainly is about musicals. Every so often I talk about spirituality. Sometimes I add in movie reviews, book reviews, and about my life in general. I hope you find my blog inspiring.

2 thoughts on ““One Day More””

  1. Oh! I knew this was coming out but I didn’t know it was coming so soon! I’ll have to look into it when I have the chance; it definitely looks like it’ll be pretty good. I’m hoping that it touches on the parts of the book that the musical didn’t really get the chance to highlight!


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