Seemingly Evil Productions. Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Downstairs Lounge@The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure, 195 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Nightly at 9pm Mar 27 – April 5, 2014
Tres Miserables; 50 songs, 30 characters, 3 performers and 60 minutes. It’s every Les Mis fan’s dream isn’t it? This is by no means the first time that a long and ambitious work, musical or otherwise, has had the edited comedic treatment; from Forbidden Broadway to The Complete Works of William Shakespeare it’s a tried and tested formula. What makes it work is strength of the writing and the performers themselves. So, does Tres Mis carry on the tradition admirably? It does.