Les Misérables - School Edition

Artemis Junior and Medusa Teen Theatre Company

Show Details

Thursday, 14 April, 2016 to Saturday, 16 April, 2016

Our big show for 2016 will be Les Misérables (School Edition), just after the early Easter break, 14th-16th April.

This show will be performed by our Junior and Teen theatre companies - with Medusa taking the grown up roles, supported heavily by the Junior company.

  • Thursday 14th April - 7pm
  • Friday 15th April - 7pm
  • Saturday 16th April - 1.30pm
  • Saturday 16th April - 7pm 

This is a production with a difference...

Join us as we immerse you in the sights and sounds of the French battle for equality! Taking place in an old church, St Bart's in Reading, the cast will bring the show to life for family, friends and the public. This production has two principal casts (who will alternate as leads and supporting artists) and perform four times to an intimate audience - who will be surrounded by the show! 

A musical by Alain Boubil and Claude-Michel Schonberg 
Based on the novel by Victor Hugo Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer 
Original French text by Alain Boubil and Jean-Marc Natel 
Additional Material by James Fenton 
Orchestrations by John Cameron 
Original London production directed and adapted by Trevor Nunn and John Caird 
Original London production by Cameron Mackintosh and The Royal Shakespeare Company

This legendary musical has been specially adapted to meet the needs of young performers. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours, while carefully maintaining the integrity of one the greatest musicals ever written. This epic story recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes and honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father - violating his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a bloody student uprising and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Valjean’s adopted daughter, does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed.

Performed on license from Josef Weinberger, London.  

There are limited seats for each show - please buy online through our box office. Tickets will not be available on the night. Tickets are all £15.

The show is not recommended for small children, and in parts retains some swearing. All participating cast are in the show almost all the time.

Photography and filming is NOT permitted as a condition of our show performance license. We will however professionally film and photograph the show and rehearsals (by license).