The Editing Room finds the original script for "Les Miserables":
EXT. POST-REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE
The CHOREOGRAPHER immediately STUMBLES OVER A CLIFF AND DIES. All songs will henceforth be performed by people STANDING AROUND, WALKING AROUND, or on occasion SITTING IN CHAIRS.
Hugh, you have your freedom
But also my disdain
Because I love the law so much
I’m basically insane.
Yuck, is that your singing voice?
It’s amateur and bland
I guess Tom Hooper never heard
Your awful, shitty band.
They...did not like it. My mom liked it, and my dad is refusing to talk about it. You?