Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables is a global stage sensation, seen by 70 million people in 51 countries and in 22 languages around the world.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Ex-convict Jean Valjean, imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread to give to his sister’s starving child, is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman, Javert, after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Les Misérables is based on the novel by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo, the stage production of which was first premiered in Paris in 1980 and has been going strong ever since.
The Trip in Detail
As a reward for all the tremendous had work and enthusiasm the cast and crew put in to the school musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ this academic year, we’ve organized a trip to the Queens Theatre in London on Wednesday 6th June 2018 to see a matinee performance of Les Miserables, which will include a tour of the theatre and a workshop with the cast.
The practical workshop gives an insight into the history of the musical and stagecraft used during the performance. It will enable students to understand more about the historic context of the production and encourage them to develop performance skills. There will also be a discussion about singing different genres of music, a vocal warm-up exercise, various exercises focusing on the use of text and its relationship with music, timing and singing. Students will also learn to sing one of the numbers in harmony, as well as put together a short ensemble scene to “At the End of the Day”.
A detailed breakdown of the day’s itinerary is in the table below.
Costs & Documentation
The cost of the trip is £55.00, payable by cheque by Wednesday 23rd May 2018. All cheques should be made out to Crickhowell High School and handed in to the school office.
It is recommended that students bring with them a packed lunch and drinks, as well as a reasonable sum of money to purchase any additional items during the day.
Please ensure you have completed and returned the Consent Form, a copy of which can be downloaded below. A copy of the trip letter dated 16th May is also available to be downloaded.
Have a look at the video below of the Queens Theatre trailer.