10 March - School Musical "Les Misérables"


Last night’s school production of the West End hit Les Misérables was a splendid triumph, capturing the emotions of a packed audience in The Great Hall and leaving them completely thrilled!  The stamina and quality of the orchestra and cast alike were incredible as they performed this ambitious musical.  Richard Decker was superb in the lead role of Valjean as he battled against Theo Antonov’s terrifying Javert, while Molly Swift’s Fantine was emotive and sympathetic as we watched her downfall.  The extraordinary talents of Sam Richards and Poppy Kemp provided great comedy as the roguish Thenardiers, while their daughter Eponine, played beautifully by Marianne Willis, created much sympathy as she pined for her love Marius and then heartbreakingly died in his arms.  Oliver Morrell and Rebecca Fryza were very moving as Marius and Cosette, providing the romance for the evening.  Hamish Donald as Enjolras was inspiring as the leader of the student revolution and Stanley Fisher’s Gavroche was the cheeky chappie that everyone loves.  The company as a whole were brilliant with a really strong chorus.  Thank you and congratulations to the cast, orchestra, Director Miss Wilkie, Musical Director Mr Price, and the technical crew for a fantastic evening! 

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