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Tickets for LAMP Children's Theatre production of Les Misérables School Edition* can be purchased online or by calling the box office on 07949 475932.

Standard ticket £13

Concession** ticket £11 

Family*** ticket £44.

 

All tickets purchased online must be collected from the Box Office from 19:00pm on the evening of the performance.

 

*PG13 recommended by MTI Europe

**Under 16yrs and Over 60yrs

*** 2 standard tickets and 2 concession tickets

LAMP Children's Theatre performed Les Misérables School Edition from 26th - 31st March 2018.

 

  

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
Inspector Javert Gregor McLean
Thenardier Tom Barclay
Madame Thenardier Catherine Bain
Cosette Katie Rough
Marius Paul McDonald
Eponine Daisy Mackie
Gavroche Isla Paton
Enjolras Oscar Davies
Young Cosette Libby Hardie
Fantine Rona Miller

 

LAMP Children's Theatre Production Team 2018:

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

Summer Holiday October 2018

04 January 2018

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.
  2. To purchase, acquire and obtain interests in the copyright of or the right to perform or show any such dramatic or operatic works.
  3. To purchase or otherwise acquire plant, machinery, furniture, fixtures, fittings, scenery and all other necessary effects.
  4. To raise fund and invite and receive contributions from any person or persons whatsoever by way of subscription, donation and otherwise, provided that the Society shall not undertake any permanent trading activities in raising funds.
  5. To undertake all such other activities as shall further the objects of the Society

 

LAMP Committee 2018

 

President Gregor Preston
Vice President Graeme Scott
Treasurer Siobhan Smith
Secretary Gemma Fagan
Committee Members

Roddy Bain

Fiona Brown

Hannah Easton

Neil Gordon

Paul MacDonald

Jennifer Miller

Nicola Preston

Fiona Scott

Janet Wilson

Valerie Withnell

 

04 January 2018

2017 Kiss Me Kate

LAMP had a very successful production of Kiss Me Kate in Linlithgow Academy in October 2017. 

Kiss Me, Kate is a musical written by Samual and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter The story involves the production of a musical version of William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi.

Act I

In a Baltimore theatre, the cast of a musical version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew rehearses for the opening of the show that evening (“Another Op’nin’, Another Show”). Egotistical director/producer/leading man Fred Graham stars as Petruchio, and his movie star ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, is playing Katherine. The two argue incessantly, and Lilli is particularly angered by Fred’s interest in the atractive young actress Lois Lane, who is playing Bianca. After the rehearsal, Lois’s boyfriend Bill appears; he is playing Lucentio, but he missed the rehearsal because he was gambling. He tells her that he signed a $10,000 IOU in Fred’s name, and Lois reprimands him (“Why Can’t You Behave?”).

Before the opening, Fred and Lilli meet backstage, and Lilli shows off her engagement ring from Washington insider Harrison Howell, reminding Fred that it’s the anniversary of their divorce. They recall the operetta in which they met (“Wunderbar”). Two gangsters show up to collect the $10,000 IOU, and Fred replies that he never signed it. The gangsters say they’ll give him time to remember it and will return later. In her dressing room, Lilli receives flowers from Fred, and she realizes that she is still “So In Love.” Fred tries to prevent Lilli from reading the card that came with the flowers, because he actually intended them for Lois. But Lilli takes the card with her onstage, saying she will read it later.

The show begins (“We Open in Venice”). Baptista, Katherine and Bianca’s wealthy father, will not allow his younger daughter Bianca to marry until his older daughter Katherine is married. But Kate is shrewish and ill tempered, and no man desires to marry her. Three suitors – Lucentio, Hortensio, and Gremio – try to woo Bianca, and she says that she would marry any of them (“Tom, Dick, or Harry”). Petruchio, a friend of Lucentio, arrives, expressing a desire to marry into wealth (“I’ve Come to Wive it Wealthily in Padua”). The suitors hatch a plan for him to marry Kate.

Kate, however, has no intentions of getting married (“I Hate Men”). Nonetheless, Petruchio attempts to woo her (“Were Thine That Special Face”). Offstage, Lilli has an opportunity to read the card. She walks on stage off-cue and begins hitting Fred, who, along with the other actors, tries to remain in character as Baptista grants Petruchio permission to marry Kate.

Offstage, Lilli furiously declares she is leaving the show. However, the gangsters have reappeared, and Fred tells them that if Lilli quits, he’ll have to close the show and won’t be able to pay them the $10,000. The gangsters, at gunpoint, force Lilli to stay.

Onstage, Bianca and Lucentio dance together (“We Sing of Love”). Petruchio and Kate, newly wed, exit the church, followed by the gangsters, now dressed in Shakespearean costume as they keep an eye on Lilli. Petruchio implores Kate to kiss him, and she refuses. He lifts her over his shoulder and carries her offstage while she pummels his shoulder with her fists (“Kiss Me, Kate”).

ACT II

During the show’s intermission, the cast and crew relax in the alley behind the theater. Paul, Fred’s assistant, along with a couple other crew members, lament that it’s “Too Darn Hot” to meet their lovers that night. The play continues, and Petruchio exhausted from ‘taming’ Katherine, mourns for his now-lost bachelor life (“Where Is the Life That Late I Led?”).

Offstage, Lilli’s fiancé Harrison Howell looks for her. He runs into Lois, and she recognizes him as a former lover but promises not to tell Lilli. Bill is shocked to overhear this, but Lois tells him that even if she is involved with other men, she is faithful to him in her own way (“Always True to You in My Fashion”). Lilli tries to explain to Howell that she is being forced to stay at the theatre by the gangsters, but Howell doesn’t believe her and wants to discuss wedding plans. Fred insidiously points out how boring Lilli’s life with Howell will be compared to the theatre. Bill sings a love song he has written for Lois (“Bianca”).

The gangsters discover that their boss has been killed, so the IOU is no longer valid. Lilli leaves—without Howell—as Fred unsuccessfully tries to convince her to stay (“So in Love” Reprise). The gangsters get caught on stage and improvise a tribute to the Bard (“Brush Up Your Shakespeare”). The company prepares for the conclusion of the play, the wedding of Bianca and Lucentio, despite Lilli’s absence. Just in time, Lilli enters and delivers Kate’s final speech beautifully (“I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple”). Fred and Lilli wordlessly reconcile on stage, and the play ends with the two couples united (Finale)

 

 

CAST IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

 

Pops the Stage Doorman /  Padua Priest

Garry Withnell

Stagehand Electrician / Innkeeper / Philip /     Aide to General Howell

Keith Hewitt

Stagehand Carpenter/ Driver for General      Howell / Gregory 

Stagehand Electrician / Nathaniel / Taxi Driver / Aide to General Howell

                                                 Graeme Scott

Neil Gordon

Hattie

Alison Train

Wardrobe Lady

Katie Rough

Paul / Haberdasher

Paul MacDonald

Ralph

Alastair Brown

Dance Captain

Shona Fraser

Fred Graham / Petrusio

John Knox

Harry Trevor / Baptista Minola

Andrew Mackie

Lois Lane / Bianca Minola

Hannah Easton

Lilli Vanessi / Katharine Minola

Siobhan Smith

Bill Calhoun / Lucentio

Connor Watt

First Man / Gangster / Aide to Katharine 

Roddy Bain

Second Man / Gangster / Aide to Katharine 

Craig W Lowe

Flynt / Gremio

Chris Hogg

Riley / Hortensio 

General Harrison Howell 

 

Jesper Petersen

Guy Sutherland

 

ENSEMBLE

Fiona Brown, Jo MacDonald, Grace Mackie, Alison McLean, Eileen Miller,

Rona Miller, Gemma Fagan, Hayley Findlay, Carol Fraser, Janet Heron,

Morag Mayland,  Jennifer Miller, Lindsey Mullin, Nicola Preston, Fiona Scott,

Karine Stalker, Caroline Steven, Gillian Stewart, Gillian Taylor, Janet Wilson, Valerie Withnell

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

DIRECTOR                    Sandy Queenan

MUSICAL DIRECTOR      Eddie MacLennan

CHOREOGRAPHER         Claire Withnell

 

 

 

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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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Martin Rodgers

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