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West End Show Magic comes to Burgess Hill Girls

Les Miserables 2016

More than 100 students from four Mid Sussex schools saw the culmination of over six months work when they staged the musical Les Miserables.

The cast and crew from Burgess Hill Girls, Central Sussex College, Ardingly College and St. Pauls Catholic College had been preparing and rehearsing since last September for the show that was performed on Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th March.

Director Emma Cassim said “it had been a daunting but also very exciting task, tackling one of the world’s biggest and best known musicals.”

Tickets completely sold out with over 1200 people flocking to see this outstanding show over four performances and a dress rehearsal.

Having last been performed by the School in 2008 Mrs Cassim said “I did not want to re-hash the 2008 show, but at the same time pay homage to it”

The culmination of hundreds of hours’ worth of evenings, late nights and weekends came to fruition on the evening of Thursday 17th March when the show opened to a full house.

An amazing cast of over 40 actors, a fantastic band of 13 very professional musicians, a production crew of around 60 and one very nervous Director prepared themselves for the 45 musical numbers during the 2 hour performance.

Pre-performance nerves were soothed however by a very special video from the Company of the West End Production of Les Miserables wishing the Burgess Hill Girls production cast the best of luck.

Any nerves were ill-founded, as the production went without a hitch, and was met with a standing ovation post finale.

The Friday’s performance was made extra-special by the cast from the original 2008 performance attending and joining in with the finale. With some of the boys and girls mixing the roles up for a bit of added excitement and entertainment.

 

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