Aspiring to give a West End performance

PUBLISHED: 16:41 23 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:52 12 May 2010

The cast

The cast

VICTOR Hugo s Les Miserables will be staged at the Meridian School in Royston next month by aspiring young actors. A cast of 50 students will perform in the school edition of Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Shonberg s version of the West End s longest runn

VICTOR Hugo's Les Miserables will be staged at the Meridian School in Royston next month by aspiring young actors.

A cast of 50 students will perform in the school edition of Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Shonberg's version of the West End's longest running musical.

Students have been rehearsing since July with a further 50 students who have taken on the roles of musicians, lighting operators and stage hands.

Lauren Phillips, head of drama said: "It's a very polished production bringing together students from all parts of the school.

"It's been a challenge but I'm sure audiences will be impressed."

The production will run from November 9-11.

Tickets are available from the school priced at £4 and £6.

FACT FILE

- Les Miserables opened at the Barbican Theatre, London, on October 8, 1985.

- The production has played more than 38,000 professional performances worldwide, giving a total audience figure of more than 51 million.

- It has been translated into 21 different languages.

- Les Mis has won more than 50 major theatre awards.

- The song One Day More was used in Bill Clinton's 1992 US Presidential campaign.

- The production has been seen in 223 cities.


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