31 March 2020, 10:37 | Up to date: 1 April 2020, 16:35

Quarantined family recreates ‘One Day More’ from Les Mis in hilarious spoof
Quarantined household recreates ‘One Day Extra’ from Les Mis in hilarious spoof.

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“Yet one more day of on-line faculty (will we get a change of garments?)…”

As households, associates and {couples} throughout the UK adapt to life in quarantine, one household determined to carry some much-needed musical pleasure to an unsure time.

Within the video (watch under), the Marsh household from Faversham, Kent, carry out the massed choral quantity ‘One Day Extra’ from Les Misérables, with some cleverly tailored lyrics.

“One Day Extra, one other day one other future,” the parody begins. “Searching for on-line supply. I attempted once more solely to search out there’s nothing til September time, at some point extra…”

Dad Dr Ben Marsh, a historical past lecturer on the College of Kent in Canterbury, informed KentOnline the household had been “overwhelmed” by the response to the video, which has 3.5 million views on Fb.

“It has been a little bit of a wierd day. We clearly hit a nerve,” he informed the publication. “We all the time get collectively and do singalongs anyway and the youngsters play devices.

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“We’ve got by no means been capable of do a tune from Les Mis because the boys don’t need to sing romantic elements,” he continued.

“It pulled on all of the experiences individuals had been complaining about – like not having the ability to work or play soccer – and it simply appeared to suit rather well with the tune.”

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Dr Marsh mentioned his kids – Alfie, 13, Thomas, 12, Ella, 10, and Tess, eight – have starred in a couple of faculty productions however in any other case don’t have any musical theatre coaching. He and his spouse Danielle Marsh, he added, don’t have any background in music.

“There have been messages from people who find themselves self-isolating, and even individuals with most cancers on hospital wards, saying it has made them smile or cry,” Dr Marsh mentioned of the response to the video.

“We actually weren’t anticipating it and we’re actually touched by the best way it has resonated with individuals. Hopefully it should give dad and mom an concept of the way to hold the youngsters occupied – apart from doing Joe Wicks or watching Netflix.”

Thanks to the Marsh household for bringing us music and laughter. In instances like these, we’d like each.

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