Les Misérables at St John’s- tickets now on sale
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The show was originally planned as the school’s Summer 2020 musical, but rehearsals were put on hold by the pandemic, and the performances were postponed for three years.
Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit and features one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace the stage. The student cast are meeting regularly, and the production team are now looking for help to gather together an impressive list of props for the performances in July.
If you can help, by donating or loaning any of these items to St John’s, or if you would be willing to volunteer to help us with costumes, please email Enquiries@stjohns.excalibur.org.uk with a message to Miss Kirby, St John’s Head of Drama.
- a small/medium wooden cart with large wheels
- old rakes & brooms for farm workers
- old axe and shovel, wooden bucket B
- scythe (old-fashioned)
- 2 extra-large wicker baskets
- extra-large scissors (old fashioned)
- old fashioned broom for Cosette
- knotted-rag/rope crude doll for Cosette
- wooden and metal tankards for the Inn
- small suitcase (old fashioned)
- old fashioned bird cage and fake yellow canary
- rubber chicken, fake animal parts
- meat grinder
- fake food, bread, beer pitcher
- large wine jug with a wicker jacket
- fake vegetables & flowers in baskets
- 5 burlap sacks
- old-fashioned brooms
- wood bucket
- plastic rifles,
- burlap sack
- stretcher for Eponine
- ammo belts for Gavroche to grab from dead bodies
- two large wooden barrels
- small “gunpowder” barrel
Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his desire for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists attempt to overthrow the government.
The student cast and crew recently enjoyed a trip to see a professional performance of Les Misérables in Cardiff, and returned feeling incredibly motivated.