Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Prosperity and the Theatre

I have been long interested in the theatre. Take for instance the French musical Les Miserables. It was an unlikely project from the stert becauseit was attempting to embrace deeply unfashionable issues on stage - revolution, ideology, suffering, struggle and redemption. Not only that but the co-writers were virtually unknown and had little experience in writing a traditional musical. Despite this in 2005, its 20th anniversary, the total box office sales for the show worldwide amounted to a staggering £1.25 billion. One of the co-writers, Boublil, later commented ‘I was just trying to write something that I liked.’

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