This family’s lockdown cover of Les Misérables’ One Day More is a must-watch

A family’s lockdown cover of Les Misérables’ song One Day More is going viral – for good reason.

Ben and Danielle Marsh from Kent were joined by their four children for a unique version of the showstopping number.

They changed the lyrics of the musical theatre classic to reflect their current situation in lockdown.

You can watch the performance from their living room below…

Reacting to the video notching up millions of views, Ben Marsh told the KentOnline website: “It has been a bit of a strange day. We obviously hit a nerve.

“We always get together and do singalongs anyway and the kids play instruments.

“We have never been able to do a song from Les Mis as the boys don’t want to sing romantic parts.

“It pulled on all the experiences people had been complaining about – like not being able to work or play football – and it just seemed to fit really well with the song.”

He added: “There have been messages from people who are self-isolating, or even people with cancer on hospital wards, saying it has made them smile or cry.

“We really weren’t expecting it and we are really touched by the way it has resonated with people.

“Hopefully it will give parents an idea of how to keep the kids occupied – besides from doing Joe Wicks or watching Netflix.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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