Stirling High's Les Miserables, a first for SA
Stirling High School presents, for the first time in South Africa, the international musical theatre phenomenon Les Misérables: School edition at the East London Guild Theatre from Tuesday, February 25 to 29. The musical is based on French poet and author Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name.
The English-language musical producer by Cameron MacIntosh was instrumental in developing the School Edition to provide a platform for young actors and singers to tackle the challenging production.
Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean (Travis Bhana), a French peasant, and his desire for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector.
The sung-through production includes an extremely strong and talented young cast of learners such as Sihle Ngqe, Yamkela Booi and Bryce McCarlie. The show is directed by Marcel Corson, with musical direction by Kay Mosiane and Jacques Du Plessis serving as Band Master.
Tickets are available at Computicket at R100 for adults and R50 Scholars and pensioners.