Misérables Cast Members Make Marchers Happy???
Date: 17 February 2003
Scores of actors, directors, writers (including, of course, Hyde Park speaker Harold Pinter) and other stage dignitaries took to London's streets on Saturday along with the million-plus other anti-war protesters. But while most of that lot seemed to prefer the southerly Embankment route, many setting off together from the National Theatre, we've had some lovely first-hand reports with a theatrical bent coming in care of marchers along the northern route from Gower Street. That procession made its way slowly along Shaftesbury Avenue, with a highlight for many occurring at Cambridge Circus where the Palace Theatre sits. Cast from Les Miserables, in full costume, hung from the windows between performances to wave revolutionary flags and placards and shout messages of support to the demonstrators. In turn, the crowds below raised wave after wave of enthusiastic cheers. Liberté! Egalité! Fraternité! Indeed!
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