Les Miserables

At the beginning of March we saw our spectacular Les Misérables showcase taking place on the Croston Theatre stage, with our talented students performing to the very best of their abilities! Organised by Director of Performing Arts Mrs Holland, the show was the school edition of the much loved musical, adapted from the original historical novel written by Victor Hugo in 1862.

Things started at the beginning of the week with a production put on specially for visiting schools in the morning. Needless the say our visitors were impressed by the level of performance that was on show and it was a great opportunity for the cast to warm themselves up for the main event in the evening, the first of a five-night extravaganza, with the finale taking place on Saturday evening.

Set in early 19th century France, the cast played out Jean Valjean’s story to perfection – bringing his story of redemption to life. Throughout the week audiences were wowed with the spectacular sets, characters and songs that were performed. It was obvious that each and every student involved deserved to be there as a result of their hard work in rehearsals. The live band in the orchestra pit, led by Director of Music Mr Holt, supported the cast brilliantly throughout – it was great to see some OWs coming back to help out as well.

We also held a special reception for VIP guests before the Thursday production, with delicious canapes and drinks laid out in the INSPIRED Sixth Form common room by our catering partners Thomas Franks. Guests then made their way over to the Theatre for the main event which was a resounding success.

Overall, it was a fantastic week of entertainment, with students and members of staff alike pulling off a brilliant week of musical theatre. Congratulations to the cast and to the members of staff involved in the organising of the programme, as well as the members of the technical and costume staff who worked tirelessly to pull off a great event.

It was definitely a week to remember!