Leading actor works with Les Miserables cast ahead of annual Dramatic Society production
12th March 2019

A leading actor paid a special visit to Rydal Penrhos to boost the school’s aspiring performing artists ahead of their annual production.

Iwan Lewis, who is the artistic director at The Barn Theatre, spent three days at the school last week, where he worked closely with the Dramatic Society cast that will take the stage for their eagerly awaited production of Les Misérables later this month.

The experienced figure went through the majority of the play with cast members and worked on elements of their performance including acting, posture, singing technique and delivering emotion on stage.

He also spent a considerable amount of time with the primary cast on their respective contributions, what they need to improve and gave them a broader understanding of their characters and their significance to the overall play.

The visit was arranged by English and Drama teacher Fiona Earle, who taught Mr Lewis when he was a schoolboy and the pair have remained close ever since.

Tickets are flying out ahead of opening night on Thursday, March 28, with the Les Misérables production also set to take place on Friday 29 and Saturday 30.

Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “This was a fantastic for the Les Misérables cast, who all benefitted enormously from Iwan’s incredible knowledge and industry leading techniques that have seen him achieve an enormous amount of success.

“Hopefully this will stand them in good stead for the remainder of their rehearsal time and during the actual performances.”

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