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Proposed rehearsal schedule for January 2018

 

LES MIS

 

Tuesday 9th Jan – Revision of all chorus singing to date. Revision of ‘At the end of the day’ with principals in place and supporting roles.

Revision of the ‘Chain gang’ principal parts and make a start to setting the ‘Chain gang’ excluding the Val Jean and Javert section

 

Thursday 11th Jan -  Principals in ‘Chain gang’ to look at vocal technique with Jen and Eddie including Marius/Valjean and Javert (Hannah to look at setting principal sections of ‘Chain gang’?)

 

Sunday 14th Jan -  Set ‘Master of the house’ and revise all numbers with Hayley

 

Tue 16th Jan – put together ‘Chain gang’ scene and continue to set ‘Master of the House’.

 

Thu 18th Jan – look at principal singing in ‘’One Day More’ and ‘Do you hear the people sing’

 

Sun 21st Jan – setting ‘Do you hear the people sing’ and ‘One Day More’ (whole cast)

 

Tue 23rd Jan -  revision and continue to work on ‘Master of the House’. Choose supporting principals for the ‘Cart Crash’ scene

 

Thu 25th  Jan – set ‘Cart Crash’ and the ‘Bargain Scene’

 

Sun 28th Jan -  Revision of ‘Do you hear the people sing’ and ‘One Day More’ (whole cast)

 

All the above schedule is subject to change and cast should expect to set more on a particular day if we get through what is on the schedule. During rehearsal Calum, Eddie, Hannah or Hayley may pull aside particular principals to get more done rather than cast having ‘down time’. Principals should expect to be called at any point by Eddie for singing. 

LAMP Children's Theatre are presenting Les Misérables School Edition in 2018.

Running from 26th March 2018 for 6 nights.

Tickets are expected to go fast so make sure you get yours.

Please check back regularly for information about the release of tickets.

 

Synopsis:

ACT ONE

PROLOGUE: 1815, DIGNE
After 19 years on the chain gang, Jean Valjean finds that the ticket-of-leave he must display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is caught and brought back by the police and is astonished when the Bishop lies to the police to save him. Valjean decides to start his life anew.

1823, MONTREUIL-SUR-MER
Eight years have passed and Valjean, having broken his parole and changed his name to Monsieur Madeleine, has become a factory owner and Mayor. One of his workers, Fantine, has a secret illegitimate child. When the other women discover this, they demand her dismissal.

Desperate for money to pay for medicines for her daughter, Fantine sells her locket, her hair, and then joins the whores in selling herself. Utterly degraded, she gets into a fight with a prospective customer and is about to be taken to prison by Javert when ‘The Mayor’ arrives and demands she be taken to hospital instead.

The Mayor then rescues a man pinned beneath a cart. Javert is reminded of the abnormal strength of convict 24601 Jean Valjean, who, he says, has just been recaptured. Valjean, unable to see an innocent man go to prison, confesses that he is prisoner 24601.

At the hospital, Valjean promises the dying Fantine to find and look after her daughter Cosette. Javert arrives to arrest him, but Valjean escapes.

1823, MONTFERMEIL,
Cosette has been lodged with the Thénardiers, who horribly abuse her while indulging their own daughter, Eponine. Valjean pays the Thénardiers to let him take her away to Paris.

1832, PARIS
Nine years later, there is unrest in the city because of the likely demise of the popular leader General Lamarque, the only man left in the government who shows any feeling for the poor. A street-gang led by Thénardier and his wife sets upon Jean Valjean and Cosette. They are rescued by Javert, who does not recognise Valjean until he has gone.

The Thénardiers’ daughter Eponine, who is secretly in love with the student Marius, reluctantly agrees to help him find Cosette, with whom he has fallen in love.

News of General Lamarque’s death circulates in the city and a group of politically-minded students stream out into the streets to whip up support for a revolution.

Cosette is consumed by thoughts of Marius, with whom she has fallen in love. Eponine brings Marius to Cosette and then prevents an attempt by her father’s gang to rob Valjean’s house. Valjean, convinced it was Javert lurking outside his house, tells Cosette they must prepare to flee the country.

ACT TWO

The students prepare to build the barricade. Marius, noticing that Eponine has joined the insurrection, sends her away with a letter to Cosette, which is intercepted by Valjean. Eponine decides to rejoin her love at
the barricade.

The barricade is built and the revolutionaries defy an army warning to give up or die. Javert is exposed as a police spy. In trying to return to the barricade, Eponine is killed.

Valjean arrives at the barricade in search of Marius. He is given the chance to kill Javert but instead lets him go. The students settle down for a night on the barricade and, in the quiet of the night, Valjean prays to God to save Marius. The next day the rebels are all killed.

Valjean escapes into the sewers with the unconscious Marius. After meeting Thénardier, who is robbing the corpses of the rebels, he comes across Javert once more. He pleads for time to deliver the young man to hospital. Javert lets Valjean go and, his unbending principles of justice having been shattered by Valjean’s own mercy, he kills himself.

Unaware of the identity of his rescuer, Marius recovers in Cosette’s care. Valjean confesses the truth of his past to Marius and insists he must go away.

At Marius and Cosette’s wedding, the Thénardiers try to blackmail Marius. Thénardier says Cosette’s ‘father’ is a murderer and as proof produces a ring which he stole from the corpse the night the barricade fell. It is Marius’s own ring and he realises it was Valjean who rescued him that night. He and Cosette go to Valjean where Cosette learns for the first time of her own history before the old man dies.

Les Misérables is now the longest running musical in the world and, in October 2010, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a theatrical first – three different productions of the same musical staged at the same time in one city – the star-studded concerts at The O2, the acclaimed new 25th Anniversary Production (which completed its sell-out UK Tour at London’s Barbican Theatre) and the original production, which continues its record breaking run at the Queen’s Theatre, London.

 

LAMP Children's Theatre Cast List 2018

Jean Valjean Josh Ure
Javert Gregor McLean
Thernardier Tom Barclay
Madame Thernardier Catherine Bain
Cosette Katie Rough
Marius Paul McDonald
Eponine Daisy Mackie
Gavroche Isla Paton
Enjolras Oscar Davies
Young Cosette Libby Hardie
Fontine Rona Miller

 

LAMP Children's Theatre Production Team 2018:

Director Calum Campbell
Assistant to Director Hannah Easton
Choreographer Hayley Fleming
Musical Director Eddie MacLennan
05 January 2018

General Information

Tickets for upcoming shows are usually released about 6-8 weeks prior to the first performance.

Tickets can be acquired from any member of LAMP, through the website or by calling our Box Office on 07949 475932.

The next tickets for sale will be for the LAMP Children's Theatre production of Les Misérables School Edition running from 26th - 31st March 2018.

Please check back soon for further details.

05 January 2018

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Committee

The committee is voted into office at the annual AGM. It is purposed to follow the object of the Company as determined in the constitution.

The object of the Society is to educate the public in the dramatic and operatic arts -   to further the development of public appreciation and taste in the said arts: to assist and further such charitable institutions and charitable purposes as the Committee shall from time to time determine; and in furtherance of this object but not otherwise the Society through its Management Committee shall have the following powers:

  1. To promote musicals, plays, drama, comedies, operas, operettas and other dramatic and operatic works of educative value.
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  3. To purchase or otherwise acquire plant, machinery, furniture, fixtures, fittings, scenery and all other necessary effects.
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  5. To undertake all such other activities as shall further the objects of the Society
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2017 kiss me kate

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Guy Sutherland

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Fiona Scott

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Katie Rough

Biography: Hello! My name is Katie, I'm 16 years old and this is my 6th year with LAMP.

First appearance: Children's Theatre show Honk!
 
Appearances with LAMP (year etc): 'Honk!' 2013, 'Wizard of Oz' 2014 Coroner, 'Joseph' 2015 Asher, 'Seussical' 2016 Gertrude McFuzz, 'Annie' 2017 Miss Hannigan
 
Other society appearances: Captivate Theatre at the Fringe
 
Katie loves lamp: because the company is extremely friendly and the buzz of show week is always a highlight.
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