Rydal Penrhos’ Dramatic Society produced a series of exceptional performances as part of their production of Les Misérables.
The school’s talented cast, crew and orchestra thrilled sold-out audiences over a three-night period from Thursday, March 28 until Saturday 30, which brought the legendary French novel by Victor Hugo to life.
Leading man Sean Hughes’ portrayal of Jean Valjean was full of emotion and poise, with the incredible vocal gift of Zahra Shamsi coming to the fore in her role as Éponine Thénardier.
The Marius and Cosette love story was delivered powerfully by Kevin Farrell, Amy Yue and Hannah Davies, with Caitriona Searl and Emily Jones taking on the role of Little Cosette with Aplomb.
Bitter police officer Javert was played expertly by Ollie Gibson, with Jenny Blackman’s depiction of Fantine another standout feature of the overall production.
Year 7 quartet James Gilman, Will Rutherford, Perry Williams and Noah Lewis all gave fantastic contributions as Gavroche throughout each production, with Tegid Goodman-Jones (Enjolras) and Miles Poller (Bishop of Digne/Monsieur Thénardier) demonstrating their sensational acting prowess in their respective roles.
Each member of the cast contributed significantly to the show’s overall success, and they were aided expertly by members of the crew, the orchestra and the creative team of Pete Williams, Richard Davies, Rachel Jones and Leah Crimes.
Senior School Head Sally Ann Harding, said: “This was a truly incredible series of performances and everyone involved deserves all the plaudits that come their way.
“Their commitment during the rehearsal process was nothing short of extraordinary, and this was reflected with a truly exceptional performance and one that will live long in the memory.”
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