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Les Misérables - School Edition

08 February 2018

This March, Wellington College International Tianjin will be performing the ground-breaking musical, Les 'Misérables. It will be performed entirely by the pupils, and directed and produced by Faye Gossedge, the College's Director of Music. It is the world’s longest-running musical – a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo's novel and featuring one of the most memorable scores of all time. Epic, grand and uplifting, the Les Misérables School Edition packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. This year, we have over 180 pupils involved in the production, either onstage, or in the production team, making props, designing costumes and creating the light and sound design. Brief Synopsis In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. Performance Dates: 22nd, 23rd and 24th in March Time: Starts from 7:00pm Location: The College Theatre Tickets will be available from the School Reception from February 26th, 2018 Ticket Price: 80RMB per ticket For tickets and more information please contact: events.tianjin@wellingtoncollege.cn or collect from the School Reception Tel:022-87587199 Production of LES MISÉRABLES SCHOOL PRODUCTION Performed entirely by pupils A Musical by ALAIN BOUBLIL and CLAUDE MICHEL SCHÖNBERG School edition specially adapted and licensed by MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL and CAMERON MACKINTOSH (OVERSEAS) LTD.