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The BBC’s hotly-anticipated adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic story of love and revolution in 19th century Paris aired for the first time on Sunday night.
But people weren’t sure of what to make of the lack of singing and dancing in the latest version of Les Misérables.
Unlike the wildly popular film and theatre adaptations, the BBC’s new version sets aside the classic songs and takes things back to Hugo’s original novel.
"Is this background music or are they going to sing?"
Me every 2 minutes
#LesMiserables — Charlie (@Charlie)
Ok, I’m doing it! “Do You Hear the People Sing?” No, no I don’t 😳 #LesMisérables — Nicky Sweetland (@Nicky Sweetland)
I love Victor Hugo and his writing but Boublil and Schönberg’s music adds that glimmer of hope and light in the ble… https://t.co/97hkmq6D2u — Rebecca 𓃠 (@Rebecca 𓃠)
Blimey #LesMiserables is a barrel of laughs .... not even a song to enjoy .. — Anna Soubry (@Anna Soubry)
Les Miserables is one of my favourite novels but there hasn’t been a decent adaptation in my lifetime (honourable m… https://t.co/oYMx14tI5N — Jonathan Eyers (@Jonathan Eyers)
Before complaining about BBC's version of #LesMiserables tonight ... remember it was a work of literature before it… https://t.co/7fzQRlaDIM — Ailish O'Hora (@Ailish O'Hora)
Victor Hugo just messaged. He's livid that the BBC have taken all the songs out of his musical. #dear #LesMiserables — westendproducer (@westendproducer)
Derek Jacobi's face expressing consternation at that rare beast, a Frenchman with a Yorkshire accent.#LesMiserábles — Anthony Morris (@Anthony Morris)
OK OK incoming best idea:
Muppet Les Miserables
Hugh Jackman is still Valjean but the rest of the cast are The Mupp… https://t.co/lvZ5Vya3s3 — Candice Maplestreet (@Candice Maplestreet)
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