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Thursday July 30, 2015

BLOCKBUSTER MUSICAL: The cast for Les Miserables take to the stage to rehearse a scene.

ON THE STAGE: From back left, Bronnie Wilde, George Barton and DeVante’ Nepia, with, front left, Abby Robertson and Chris Holmes. PHOTOS: Sam Duff

Treading the boards for Les Mis

By Sam Duff

Students from throughout Wellington have been embracing the world of 200 years ago in a production of a well-known blockbuster musical. Wellington East Girls’ College pupils, alongside their cohorts

from Scots College, Rongotai College, St Patrick’s College and Wellington College, will be taking to the stage next week for Les Miserables. Director Margaret MacLeod says the 50 students in the show began rehearsing in February but now that it is closer to open-

IN CHARACTER: George Barton and Alex Matangi practice their musical lines.

ing night they have been getting together three times a week for practice. “They love it,” she says. “It’s such a good musical and they are very dedicated.” This is not the first time Les Miserables will be on shown on the Wellington East Girls’ Col-

lege stage, Margaret says they have put together the production before. Wellington East Girls’ College put together a production every two years with the last one being Chicago in 2013, Margaret says. Les Miserables is a French

historical novel published in 1862 that was turned into a stage show in 1980. Les Miserables is being performed from August 5 till 8. Tickets can be purchased from the students services centre at Wellington East Girls’ College.

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