According to the cast of this year’s King’s College production, Les Miserables is about ‘lots of deaths’.
The group of 57 students, drawn from years seven to 12, have been rehearsing for the production since June 2 and performed for audiences across the weekend.
“It has come together really quickly and our first shows went really well,” director Jo Van Leerdam said.
“I cried tears of pride.”
The musical is based on the novel by Victor Hugo published in 1862.
“It’s about a man enslaved for 19 years for a measly crime of stealing a loaf of bread,” Lyndon Hurley said.
“He goes on to turn his life around and becomes mayor of the town.”
Evening performances at the school’s auditorium will run from September 8 to 10.