Months of hard work end in triumph for Meridian Upper School’s Les Miserables team

Meridian Upper School production of Les Miserables - the cast on stage

Meridian Upper School production of Les Miserables - the cast on stage - Credit: Archant

A packed audience rose in acclaim as a talented cast took their final bow at Royston’s Meridian Upper School on Saturday night.

The black-tie gala event was the last of three performances which involved a huge cast of pupils drawn from across the Garden Walk school, both on stage and behind the scenes.

Head of performing arts Jenny Warburton, who acted as producer and musical director for the ambitious show, said afterwards: “The past four months have been a creative journey for the performing arts department.

“Thirty per cent of the school has joined together in creating their very own version of Les Miserables.

“They have raised their personal expectations and those of each of each other to new heights. We are incredibly proud of them and what Meridian has achieved and hope that each year the productions make new lifelong memories for them.”

One of the guests in the audience for Saturday night’s performance was North East Herts MP Sir Oliver Heald, who said: “It was a wonderful production with every member of the large cast performing to an exceptional standard.

“I would like to congratulate everyone involved on behalf of the packed audience, who gave a rousing Standing Ovation at the end. I can say that this was the best school production I have seen.”

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See Thursday’s Royston Crow for more coverage of the production.