Welbourn school to perform Les Misérables

Rehearsals for Les Miserables at Sir William Robertson Academy.
Rehearsals for Les Miserables at Sir William Robertson Academy.
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Sir William Robertson Academy will proudly stage Les Misérables as their 2014 school production.

The performances take place on December 10, 11 and 12, at the school with a few tickets left for the Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Fifty pupils from all year groups make up the cast of this spectacular show which has been put together by Emily Bennett, Head of Performing Arts at SWRA.

Les Misérables is a musical based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving 19 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 kindly 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 make their last stand at a street barricade.

Tickets are available by calling Mrs Jex in the school office on 01400 272422.