WSO Senior Theatre Company’s production of ‘Les Miserables’ is fast approaching and the cast have been working really hard in their Residency week.
Do You Hear the People Sing? We do!
WSO Senior Theatre Company’s production of ‘Les Miserables’ is fast approaching and the cast have been working really hard.
The world’s longest running musical on London’s West End, and winner of more than 100 international awards, this musical phenomenon is an epic tale of passion and redemption in the throes of revolution.
The cast have been lucky enough to have two West End professionals from the production working alongside them on vocal technique, character development and textual analysis.Jessie Hart, who plays Eponine in Les Mis and Alfonso Casado, Musical Supervisor for British Theatrical Producer, Cameron Mackintosh have been helping the students with their lines, developed performance technique and presented students with certificates and signed programmes.
“WSO students have been the best young people I have worked with,” says Ms Hart. Les Mis tells the story of Jean Valjean, in 19th Century France, who is released from years of unjust imprisonment who finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. Valjean breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter.
With hit songs like ‘I Dreamed a Dream,’ ‘Bring Him Home,’ and ‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables’ no wonder Les Miserables has been seen by more than 70 million people!