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FERNEHAM HALL, FAREHAM

2ND, 3RD, 4TH, 5TH JUNE 2010

CAST OF CHARACTERS


Jean Valjean..........................Sean Ridley
Javert....................................Jamie Riley
Thenardier............................Chris Hutton
Eponine ..............................Hannah Mills
Enjolras ................................Matt Mould
Cosette.............................Victoria Knight
Fantine.............................Natasha Brown
Mdme Thenardier...................Megan Healy
Gavroche .............................Tom Langton
Marius ...........................Rowan Fox Noble

Bishop of Digne..........................Sam Ring
Foreman.............................Edward House
Bamatabois......................George Armitage
Old Woman........................Ellie May Sykes
Faulchelevant ....................Aaron Whatling
......................................./Matthew Jarvis
Judge..................................Josef Gorecki
Mistaken Jean Valjean......Declan O'Driscoll
Young Cosette ...................Sian Samways
Young Eponine....................Ashlea Devine
Army Officer ......................Matthew Fisher
Montparnasse (thief).......George Armstrong
Babet (thief).....................James Lawbuary
Brujon (thief).......................Michael Geary
Claquesous (thief)................Connie Powell
Combeferre.............................Ben Wilson
Feuilly.......................................Sam Ring
Courfeyrac..........................Matthew Fisher
Joly.......................................Jack Warren
Lesgles...............................Edward House
Grantaire...........................Aaron Whatling

Convicts, Constables, Farmers, Labourers, Workers, Sailors, Drinkers, Beggars, Revolutionaries

George Armitage, Jack Austin, Tim Brooks,
Luke Collins, Matthew Fisher, Jonah Ford,
Michael Geary, Josef Gorecki, Edward House,
Sachin Janagal, Matthew Jarvis, James Lawbury,
Matt Mould, Declan O'Driscoll, Sam Ring,
Toby Wardale, Jack Warren, Aaron Whatling,
Connor Whatling, Ben Wilson.

Nuns, Servants, Labourers, Factory Girls,
Prostitutes, Drinkers, Beggars,
Revolutionary Women.

Holly Austin, Abigail Boyes, Emily Collins-Wingate,
Ashlea Devine, Beth Evans, Sarah Hartley,
Eleanor Jones, Jessica Manns, Teresa McGrath,
Connie Powell, Megan Rhodes, Sian Samways,
Phoebe Saunders, Katherine Steel, Ellie-May Sykes,
Lily Wardale, Gilly Williams, Katie Winter,
Doreen White.

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NEWSPAPER REVIEWS

THE NEWS, PORTSMOUTH

DAILY ECHO

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Letters to News Editor

SPOT ON MIKE! Mike Allen was spot on with his 'astounding!' verdict on the Stage One youth theatre production of Les Miserables at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.
It was an evening of vibrant brilliance, superbly confident principal voices, wonderful ensemble work and expert direction. Britain's got talent alright – and its not on the small screen.

Dave Stretton, Waterlooville

 

WHAT A SHOW !
On Saturday 5th June My Partner & I, together with some friends, had the privelege (or should I say great pleasure?) of seeing the best performance of "Le Mis" I have seen. No not in the West End, but in a provincial theatre in Fareham. Not even by a touring company but a youth theatre group, not one person being over 18 yrs old.

The performance was breathtaking the cast totally believable, the music stunning and the voices were phenominal, hard to believe these were only youths, and amateur at that. And the passion they showed belied their ages, they became the characters they were portraying, singleing out the performance of Sean Ridley, which was stunning. He was Jean Valjean on the night but that is not to take away any credit from the rest of the cast who were superb. I particularly enjoyed the performance of Chris Hutton (Thenardier) and Megan Healy (Mme Thenardier), they made me smile a great deal. Natasha Brown (Fantine) together with Hannah Mills (Eponine), Rowan Fox (Marius), Jamie Riley (Javert), fabulous voices matched by their performance had the audience spellbound and when I hear about kids today being bad and run down all the time the bemoaners should go ad see these great kids.

We went to the show expecting, well i'm not sure, but we were treated to a fabulous performance by a great cast of wonderful kids under 18 year old. Why go to the West End when you can see performances Like this.

Well done indeed by "Stage One Amateur Youth Theatre Compamy " Keep it up.

Dave Harison, Angerstein Mews, North End, Portsmouth
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Letters, emails to Stage One
To Mr and Mrs Ivemy

Fantastic, even better than last time........

Just thought you would like to know that all the hard work that goes into these productions by the adults of Stage One is much appreciated. You all deserve medals. I hope the young people really appreciate how lucky they are to be involved with such a dedicated group.

Music was fantastic, as was the scenery, costumes etc. And the actual performers WOW !

Thank you all so much, not just from me, but from the others from Southampton that are now your fans.

Keep up the good work,
Best wishes to you all


Jean Sartain. (Friend Of Stage One)

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WOW !

I’m truly in awe of the production I have just seen.
I’ve seen this show 5 times in the West End both in London and US…
But this has to be the best. Such great singing and acting from all performers – I felt more moved from this show than any of the others. You must have worked so hard – it really showed.
Well done Stage One!
Bronwen Vearncombe
Swanmore
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We just wanted to say how fantastic your show was. We really enjoyed Les Miserables, and thought the acting and singing was even better than previous years. You must be really pleased.
Well done, and we look forward to next year.

Jane George, Rosemary and Edwina
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A huge thank you to all the Stage One team for such a fantastic production of Les Mis. It is just amazing what you are able to produce and how much the children enjoy their involvement. Thank you so much for all your hard work and for providing such a rare positive environment for the kids to develop and express themselves.

Can't wait until Guys and Dolls!

Bella and Richard
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Thank you for the chance to see your show. The quality of the singing was wonderful and the number of performers was amazing. It was a very good evening for us. Thank you for this opportunity.

Joy and Arthur, St Wilfrid's Church
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Remembering the '06 Les Mis and the wonderful barricade scene I thought nothing could surpass that ----- BUT YOU DID! It really was a tour de force.
It was a spendid performance with no weak links and the barricade scene was a real show stopper.. For all involved both ON and OFF stage we shall remember it.
My friends and I would like to thank you all for the tremendously hard work you have put in to achieve such a high standard of production and inspiration for the cast. What a start in life these youngsters have been given !
Thanks and very best wishes to you all.
Rosemary Billett … Friend Of Stage One (FOSO)
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Please convey my sincere thanks to your chairperson and Committee for inviting me to see “Les Miserables – School Edition" which I thought was superbly presented with fine sets, especially the barricade. You have some very talented youngsters and it was great to see them enjoying themselves on stage and providing us with believable characters.
John Barnes, NODA South East Regional Councillor
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David,

I just want to congratulate the company on a superb performance of Les Miserables. Sean's portrayal of Jean Valjean was spellbinding.

Whilst the whole company did exceptionally well, the evening was spoilt by the appalling work of the sound technicians. On many occasions during Thursday's performance:

• some microphones were not working or not even turned up
• some microphones were turned up during the time someone was singing - you could sense the slide control being moved!
• may harmonies were missed because of the above

It really didn't do justice to the youngsters. Despite this, they rose to the occasion and it was a pleasure to be there.

I am quite sure that professional performers at Ferneham Hall would not put up with such amateur technicians-----and there is no need for Stage One to put up with it either.

Here's hoping the staff at Ferneham Hall can get their act together for GS & Ds as I am the kids in Stage One will.
Kevin





 

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