Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.
Next week, Harrogate Grammar School’s Faculty of Performing Arts is taking their performance of this highly acclaimed school edition of the show to Harrogate Theatre. Performed entirely by students from Year 7 through to Year 13, the show features one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most poignant characters to ever grace the stage.
Set in 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long 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.
Epic, grand and uplifting, the show packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.
The sung-through piece is ideal for Harrogate Grammar School’s cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are simply stunning. Having sold out both shows at the theatre in less than a week, the student company decided to “bring it home” and will be performing a concert version of the show in The Forum at Harrogate Grammar School on Friday 18th March, 7pm, with proceeds going to the school’s charity Himalayan Trust. Tickets are £5 and available from the school….01423 531127.