Les Miserables stuns audiences
25th February 2015

57 Abingdon and St. Helen's pupils performed the smash-hit musical Les Miserables over three nights to capacity audiences, receiving wide acclaim and standing ovations each night. Audience members commented on the outstanding talent on show, and the raw emotion with which the phenomenal company told the highly intense story of Jean Valjean.


 The show received incredible feedback - Twitter was buzzing with comments from people in awe of the "West End quality" of the production. Celebrated actor Christopher Biggins tweeted.  "Many Congratulations to everyone, what talent."




Amongst other comments on Twitter -

"Les formidables! Bravissimi"

"Had the privilege of seeing Les Mis at Abingdon last night - absolutely amazing - worthy of a West End production. Tremendous talent."


Members of the audience:
“I was lucky enough to see Les Mis at Abingdon last night.  If you can go, do, it was phenomenal.”


“Staggeringly brilliant”


"Wow, wow, wow and wow again!"


Hugh Cutting who played the lead, Jean Valjean, said, "It's hard to find original words about a show that's had such success over the past quarter of a century. What I hope we've achieved is an authentic version of Les Mis that's truly our own, and representative of the talent at Abingdon and St Helen's. This show is perhaps the mother of all musicals; its characters and story are timeless and its message always potent.  We have all relished the chance to put on such a challenging production. The Valjean experience has been one that has matured me as an actor and singer, and we are all aware of quite how privileged we are to be grappling with some the most celebrated roles in musical theatre". 




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