This week sees the beginning of rehearsals for the cast of the much anticipated Les Misérables Schools Edition at the Grand Opera House. For the first time in history this spectacular musical will be showcased at Belfast’s iconic theatre.
Directed by James Huish, the show is the annual summer Youth project for the Belfast School of Performing Arts and celebrates 30 years on the stage of one of the world’s most loved and recognised musicals.
The story, told entirely in song, is one of true love, loss, promises, determination and a fight for what is right and features a talented 65 strong cast, aged mostly 16-19 years of age. A vigorous audition process, which travelled the length and breadth of Ireland, has secured an extremely talented cast who will now undergo an intensive two week rehearsal process before taking to the stage for 10 performances which will include classic songs such as ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘On My Own’.
Pictured at the Grand Opera House are, Matthew Quinn, aged 19 from Belfast who will be playing the role of Jean ValJean, (front left) his twin sister, Meabh Quinn, 19 who will be playing the role of Madame Thenárdier,Lucia McLaughlin, aged 11, from Belfast, she is one of five 10-12 year olds who will be performing the roles of the young Cosette and the young Eponine and Naomi Smyth, aged 19, from Portaferry who will be playing the role of Fantine. Tickets available now at www.goh.co.uk