- Name: Will Rutherford
- Year group: Year 7
- Roles: Gavroche (1 performance); Gavroche’s Gang (3 performances)
An enthusiastic individual who is as selfless as he is talented, Will is going to be taking on the role of Gavroche at the upcoming Dramatic Society production of Les Misérables.
The Year 7 pupil arrived at the Senior School on a Drama scholarship in September, and he has already made his presence felt throughout all areas of Rydal Penrhos life during his initial stages as a Lower School pupil.
His love for performing on stage was particularly evident during the recent Speech and Drama Comedy Night, where Will played a significant part in its success and demonstrated a natural presence on stage that really caught the eye.
This success was on the back of Will’s contribution to various plays and concerts during his time as a Prep School pupil, which culminated with a hilarious part in the Year 6 play ‘Aladdin’ last year when he played Omar in the hugely well-received production.
He is also thriving in a sporting environment and has competed at the Urdd National Swimming Gala and the British Schools’ Skiing Championships, and Will spent time during the summer gaining his PADI Scuba Diving qualification alongside fellow pupil Harrison McKinnel, which represents a significant achievement for someone so young.
Will’s academic development under the guidance of Rydal Penrhos’ hard-working staff is enormously encouraging, and he is also a keen sailor and recently lent his support to the annual Charity Bag-Packing event in Morrisons, Colwyn Bay, that was held in aid of the RNLI.
Gavroche is a boy who lives on the streets of Paris. His name has become a synonym for an urchin or street child.
He plays a short yet significant role in the many musical adaptations of Les Misérables, sharing the populist ideology of the Friends of the ABC and joining the revolutionaries in the June 1832 rebellion.