Les Misérables

Yarm School is bringing the world’s best loved and longest running West End musical to Yarm.

Les Misérables has won over 100 international awards and been seen by over 65 million people worldwide; it is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.

Four performances in the Princess Alexandra Auditorium will take you on a journey to ninteenth 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 the hope of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong 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.

The cast includes rising stars of the future, with the principals bringing a range of experiences with them from the National Youth Theatre, the National Youth Music Theatre, the Samling Academy, Tees Valley Youth Choir and a NODA rising star award. Cast members of the school’s past musicals include Yazdan Qafouri, who is now touring with Gary Barlow’s musical The Band, and a number of others studying performing arts courses at universities.

The musical will run from Wednesday 31st January to Saturday 3rd February with tickets priced £12 / £8 on sale from the Box Office (01642 792587) and online: www.thepaaonline.org.

The school’s musical has been kindly sponsored by Active Chartered Financial Planners. Active Chartered Financial Planners is one of the leading independent chartered financial planning teams in the North.  A respected firm with a great reputation for helping businesses and individuals to protect and grow their finances in ways that suit them.  Active’s highly coveted chartered status means they work to standards matched by only a tiny proportion of financial planning firms.

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