Les Misérables School Edition cast and band members
Rehearsed and performed 24 July – 6 August 2023
Open to anyone aged 12-18 as of 31 August 2023. No experience or previous membership of Trinity Youth Theatre necessary.
Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide,Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. Les Misérables School Editionfeatures one of the most memorable scores of all time and some of the most memorable characters to ever grace the stage.
In 19th 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 life-long 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.
- Cast audition workshop: Saturday 20 May (don’t worry if you can’t make this date – we will have a video audition option, too)
- Cast rehearsals: Monday 24 – Friday 28 July, 10am – 5pm; Sunday 30 July – Wednesday 2 August, 10am – 5pm; Friday 4 August, 10am – 2pm
- Orchestra audition: By video, with potential recalls on Saturday 20 May (don’t worry if you can’t make this date – we will have a video audition option, too)
- Orchestra rehearsals: Monday 31 July – Wednesday 2 August, 10am – 5pm; Friday 4 August, 10am – 2pm
- Performances: Friday 4 August, 7.30pm; Saturday 5 August, 2pm and 7.30pm; and Sunday 6 August, 7.30pm
Everyone who signs up to the cast will take part, with the audition workshop (and video auditions) used to determine who gets named roles and which group in the ensemble you are in.
It costs £330 to take part in the cast (payable in whole or in three instalments), which includes a show hoodie, digital show photos and two weeks of rehearsals and training led by a team of talented professional artists.
These instalments are due by the following dates:
- Instalment 1: 19 March
- Instalment 2: 19 April
- Instalment 3: 19 May
Our shows often have waiting lists, and so refunds are only possible if we are able to find someone else to take your space. This is often not possible after parts have been allocated.
No one should be unable to take part because of financial constraints. Bursaries from The Elliott Foundation are available for those on low incomes. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Jean Valjean: Male. Range G#2 – A4
Jean Valjean is the hero of the show. It is his life journey that we follow. Jean Valjean is supposed to be stronger than other men, and so he should physically appear robust. He should carry himself confidently onstage and come across to the audience as reasonably mature and paternal. Jean Valjean is a vocally demanding role.
Javert: Male. Range F2 – F#2
Javert is the inspector who serves as antagonist to Jean Valjean. Javert is unswerving in his belief that men cannot change for the better. “Once a thief, always a thief” is his mantra. At first glance, Javert might appear to be the villain of the story, but upon closer examination, it is clear that he is not an evil man. He is a dedicated policeman with a profoundly strong sense of duty.
Fantine: Female. Range F3 – C5
Fantine is the beautiful, young girl who, abandoned by her lover, is left to fend for herself and her daughter, Cosette. She is rejected by society and forced through circumstances to sell herself. She is a brave woman defeated by life who clings to her dignity and is sustained by her love for her daughter, sacrificing everything for the young Cosette.
Enjolras: Male. Range A2 – G4
Enjolras is the student leader. He is handsome, brave, and daring, although youthful. He combines his revolutionary ideals with strong, charismatic leadership. He is full of confidence and ultimately inspires all the students to fight and, ultimately, to die for their beliefs. On the barricade, he should dominate everyone else physically and vocally. His death at the barricade is one of the dramatic highlights of the show.
Marius: Male. Range A2 – Ab4
Marius is the romantic hero of the story. He is impulsive, passionate, willful, and headstrong. His moods change according to his circumstances. He is sweet and tender but also capable of great courage and compassion.
Cosette: Female. Fange Bb3 – C6
Cosette is Fantine’s strong-willed, loving daughter. She is an intelligent, inquiring, personable girl; she is not in any sense a sappy, romantic heroine. Once she is adopted by Jean Valjean, Cosette lives a comfortable, if secluded, life. She falls instantly in love with Marius, changing her world and her priorities. The role calls for an excellent singer with a lovely, lyrical soprano voice.
Eponine: Female. Range F3 – E5
Eponine is the Thénardiers’ daughter. Living hand to mouth, she survives by helping her father in his life of crime. She is a young girl who is streetwise and tough but also sensitive and lonely. This tragic character is hopelessly in love with Marius, knowing that he will never love her.
Thénardier: Male. Range C2 – G4
Thénardier is the true villain of Les Misérables School Edition. He delights in cheating, robbing, defrauding, and blackmailing, and relishes every aspect of his schemes with glee. He is tough, greedy, brutal, lowbrow, crafty and yet irresistible. He hates society and blames it and everyone else for all his misfortune. Thénardier is also the opportunist and realist of the show and is the comic relief of the production.
Madame Thénardier: Female. Range G#3 – D5
She is married to Thénardier. Together, Madame Thénardier and Thénardier con the world as partners in crime. They were made for each other, and although she complains about him, she loves him dearly. She is coarse and vulgar, unhappy in her existence without knowing why. She is romantic, greedy, manipulative, evil, and larger than life.
Young Cosette: Female. Range A3 – C5
Young Cosette is Fantine’s daughter and the Thénardiers’ ward. She has been forced into child labor. She is underfed, beaten by Madame Thénardier, and bullied by Eponine.
Gavroche: Male. Range B3 – G5
Gavroche is Thénardier’s son. He is left to fend for himself and lives by his wits in the streets of Paris. His archenemy is Javert, the policeman. Gavroche is brave, witty, and arrogant, with a fantastic, unchanged voice. For comparison, think of a young Artful Dodger.
Orchestra members will get to work with a professional Musical Director and other musicians on a series of rehearsal days, before performing with our talented young cast.
Musicians should be Grade 5 standard as minimum.
We are currently looking for:
- REED 1: Piccolo & Flute
- REED 3: Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
- DOUBLE BASS
To sign up…
- please fill out our Orchestra Registration Form.
- record a video of 2-5 minutes in length of you performing a piece of music of your own choice using your instrument(s). Remember to say your name at the top of the video and include it in the filename (if you can) and then upload it to our Dropbox.
Orchestra members’ spaces are free, though hoodies (should you want one) come at an extra cost.
Please email Jason or call 07587 537308.
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