Following a ‘good luck’ video message from their West End equivalents, the cast embarked on their challenge with high spirits, and once on stage any sign of nerves that may have been present backstage disappeared.
Les Misérables is considered one of the most difficult musicals to perform and produce, though our students and staff took this all in their stride.
Talk still continues about the production; Ms Elaine Purves comments in her recent blog: “I am still basking in the glow created by the most superb production of Les Misérables; it was, without a doubt, one of the very best school productions I have ever seen. At many points throughout the performances, the students were indistinguishable from West End professionals.”
Our production of Les Misérables is sure to go down in School history as an awe-inspiring achievement.
“Can I just say what a wonderful evening my daughter and I had last night. Brilliant performance and outstanding work by everyone involved. So looking forward to my Granddaughter’s appearance as a blade of grass, amongst 3 other parts, in Lion King. Please pass on my thanks to everyone.”
“I still can’t quite believe how good that performance was last night! It even eclipsed (by some distance) my debut, in the Mikado, on the same stage, in 1954! You were right to say it transported us all to the West End, as well as revolutionary France, but ours were young amateurs, and all the more charming and wonderful for that. They will all remember that production for the rest of their lives, and we must be a very good school to do that for them. It was a great credit to everyone involved – well done!.”
Arthur Stephenson (Life Governor)
“Congratulations to the staff and students at Rossall for the fantastic Les Misérables production, my favourite musical! It was a truly wonderful and emotional performance by talented students.”
Head of Hodgson, Mr Derek Yarwood.
Thank you to Mel Jones for the photos. The photos can be purchased via Mel’s website: www.meljones.info