Les Misérables

Victor Hugo wrote "Les Misérables", his sprawling humanitarian masterpiece, with nothing less than a literary and political revolution in mind.

The story is set in an artificially created human hell that emphasizes the three major predicaments of the 19th century. Each of the three main characters symbolizes one of these predicaments: Jean Valjean represents the degradation of the proletariat, Fantine represents the subjection of women through hunger, and Cosette represents the atrophy of the child by darkness.

Hugo's successfully created characters are skillfully brought to life in this adaptation for the stage by Jonathan Holloway.

The action takes place in various settings in and around Paris in the first half of the 19th century.

Our November 2002 production was directed by Colin Peter.

Cast:
Inspector Javert -- Dougie Arbuckle
Jean Valjean -- Andy Powley
Thenardier -- Mike Paton
Fauchelevent -- John McColl
Barber -- Richard Kay
Beggar -- Bill Robertson
Paul -- Euan Gregor
Marius -- Graham Kells
Gribier -- Don Arnott
Enjolras -- Billy Renfrew
Quink -- David Cosgrove
Mme Thenardier -- Irene Robb
Eponine - Jennie Paul
Fantine -- Joanna Campbell
Young Cosette -- Kim Donohoe
Cosette - Su Jeffreys
Abbess -- Carol Jeffreys
Sister Simplice -- Claire Flaherty
Old lady -- Phyllis Ross
Toll collector -- Evan Popplestone
Walk-on players -- Evan Popplestone, Malika Elanar, Michael Arnold, and members of the Company

Production:
Set design -- Derek Blackwood
Set construction -- Don Arnott, Derek Blackwood, Alex Purves
Lighting design -- Stephen Hajducki
Sound -- Gavin Saxby
Stage Manager: Steven Edgar
Assistant Stage Manager -- Su Jeffreys
Wardrobe -- SEffie Robertson, Anna Drummond
Properties -- Pamela Burnside, Maggie McConnell, Alison Buckley
Continuity -- Marjory Kinnear

For the Company:
Administration Manager -- Alex Purves
Photography -- Marion Dononhoe
Box office -- Alison Kennedy, Maggie McConnell
Front of House Managers -- John Archer, Effie Robertson
Marketing -- Don Arnott
Patrons' List Manager -- Jenny Calcott
Coffee Bar Manager -- Sally Pagan

 

Victor Hugo's

Les Misérables

dramatised by Jonathan Holloway

1-4 May 2002

Church Hill Theatre