the blood of the martyrs will water the meadows of France
As many of you know there are quite a lot of west end people in the Les Mis movie, and a good handful of them have played Marius. So I decided to mix up an audio with the lads who played the part.
Here is Empty Chairs at Empty Tables sung by Hadley Fraser (Army Officer) , Jonny Purchase (Student), Alistair Brammer (Jean Prouvaire) and Fra Fee (Courfeyrac)..
The order of their appearance is; Hadley Fraser, Jonny Purchase, Alistair Brammer, Fra Fee, Jonny Purchase, Hadley Fraser.
I tried to balance out the audio volume levels, the amount they sing, and the transitions as smooth as possible despite the fact that this is made of bootleg audios.
I wanted to include Andy Coxon and Matthew Seadon Young who have also played the role, but due to poor quality of Andy’s audio and that I don’t have one of Matthew they were excluded.
Okay so… here ya go. 4 wonderful lads singing a wonderful song.
In my life
There’s been no one like him anywhere
Anywhere, where he is…
#i loved how hadley played this part #like in the musical we never see the officer so we assume he’s this cruel character #of course cue fraser to give the character life and depth #DID YOU SEE HIM WHEN GAVROCHE DIED? #he was just like #oh no#this is a kid. #it has come to this point where we just killed a kid #and the killing doesn’t stop here does it #we have to kill all of them #so he says this #you know#why throw your lives away #give up now and we can all go home and have a cupcake instead #but NOOOOOOOO #of course the boys didn’t listen #and then he had to kill them all #LIKE LOOK AT HIM IN THE FINAL BATTLE #look at him when he shoots Enjolras #he just stands there wishing he didn’t have to #because this kid is his age #they’re equals #but he HAS to kill him