Les Mis opens next week in Portadown

Ethan Lawlor and Jack Watson with some of the young Cosettes and Eponines for Les Miserables
Ethan Lawlor and Jack Watson with some of the young Cosettes and Eponines for Les Miserables
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Moyraverty Arts and Drama Society will be performing their end of summer annual show next week at Portadown Town Hall.

This year the society will be performing Les Miserables School Edition with a cast of almost 80 taking part. Jack Watson from Armagh will perform in the lead role as Jean Valjean with Ethan Lawlor from Silverwood performing as Javert.

A spokesperson for the show said: “We have got together a very strong cast for this show. Last year we performed ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ which was a massive success and we had to perform a big show this year as a follow on and they don’t get much bigger than Les Miserables.

“We have so many talented teenagers in this production that we are sharing the roles of some of the principal characters. We have the likes of Holly McConville, Erin Tennyson, Amy McConville, Courtney Harbinson, Charlotte McClelland, Nicola Harrison, Cuan Hosty Blaney, Adam Gracey, Patrick Moore, Ethan Haddock, Dairine McCaughley, Blanthnaid McCaughley, Tara Greene, Fionnualla McCorry, Ellen Creaney, Orlagh Shanks, Joe Toman, Michaela McConville who are all aged 16 to 18 years old and have performed in numerous shows for the society.

“All of the cast have worked so hard over the last five weeks under the direction of Kieran Corr, Raymond Murray, Caitriona Corr and Claire McMahon. We have a full orchestra under the direction of John Mitchell and Jonathan McGuinness for this show and all the cast cannot wait to get onto the stage next week.”

Les Miserables features some fabulous songs such as ‘I Dreamed a Dream’,’One Day More’, ‘On My Own’, ‘Stars’, ‘Bring Him Home’ and ‘Do you hear the people sing’ and is the worlds longest running musical.

The show opens on Wednesday, September 10 at 7pm, Thursday, September 11 at 7pm, Friday, September 12 at 7pm, Saturday, September 13 at 2pm and 7pm and ends on Sunday, September 14 with two
performances at 2pm and 7pm.

Tickets are now on sale for all seven performances from Print Business Supplies, Lurgan, Greene Nisa Local, Legahory, Craigavon, Winnies, Woodhouse Street, Portadown, Sinead’s Florist, Unit G, Mayfair Business Park and Moyraverty Centre every Saturday between 9am to 2pm. Call the box office on 07754461257 or contact MADS CRAIGAVON on Facebook.