Do you hear the people sing? It’s a legendary musical to be staged by Pembrokeshire’s Vision Youth Theatre this week.
Les Miserables is a powerhouse of a musical theatre production, set in the time of the French Revolution - and features some of the most iconic songs to grace a theatre: Bring Him Home, I Dreamed a Dream, Stars, On My Own, Master of the House, Look Down and many more.
Affectionately known as Les Mis, the Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg musical features on almost everybody’s top three list, and it will be the next offering from Vision Youth Theatre’s teenage performers.
With its mix of drama; passion and broad comedy, it is a story of redemption that has made household names of Jean Valjean (prisoner 24601); Fantine and Inspector Javert.
It is a meaty show for the young actors from Vision Youth Theatre to get their teeth into, but they have been rehearsing for several weeks to get their performances on point - and have even had some help from Samuel Wyn-Morris, a member of the cast of Les Miserables in the West End and on National tour, who visited Vision Arts recently, to facilitate a singing workshop with the cast.
Although this is the school edition of the show, it loses none of the power and depth of the original and has challenged the young cast to produce some really spectacular performances that will thrill and delight audiences.
“The youth theatre cast is putting such a lot of work into producing a show to be proud of - I know that audiences will be blown away by the maturity and skill they bring to their performances. It really is a show not to be missed,”said Drew Baker, Vision Arts’ Creative Director and show director.