A stunning three night success for Les Miserables at King’s Ely

Les Miserables at King's Ely

Les Miserables at King's Ely - Credit: Archant

Thespians at King’s Ely wowed audiences with their production of French musical Les Misérables.

More than 1,000 people enjoyed the sell-out production in the school’s Hayward Theatre on three nights.

Around 50 senior students starred in the production, as well as four junior pupils who played the parts of young Eponine and young Cosette. Les Misérables was the student’s choice of musical and planning started a year ago when the title was confirmed in November 2015 and the licence was sought.

Nick Huntington, director of drama and theatre at King’s Ely, who directed the show, said: “The response to the show has been utterly overwhelming and there aren’t enough superlatives to describe the brilliant cast and crew.

“We pride ourselves on building our own sets, and the pupils run backstage, the technical elements and assist in makeup and costume.

“It’s a huge team effort that has certainly paid off.

“We’re very excited to announce the next two productions, DNA by Dennis Kelly (King’s Ely Senior) and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats (King’s Ely Junior. Both productions are being performed in March 2017.”

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Musical direction was from the school’s director of music, Jonathan Kingston.

Jean Valjean was played by Oliver Wilkinson and Javert was played by Sebastian Carberry. Elizaveta Denisova starred as Fantine and Indea Cranner played Cosette.