Wexford students deliver knockout performance of Les Mis

By AMY LEWIS

Published 15/12/2015 | 00:00

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The curtains closed on the Dun Mhuire stage last week, marking an end to months of hard work put into the Les Misérables production by Wexford students.

Students from St Peter's College and Loreto took on the challenging task of staging the hit musical for four nights and the result was a success. Both the opening and closing nights were sell-out shows, while the others saw huge crowds swarm into the Wexford theatre.

'All of the students were great,' said Ann. 'There was a fantastic atmosphere and we received great feedback from all who attended.'

The closing night ended with speeches from Principal of Loreto College Billy O'Shea and Principal of St Peters College Robert O'Callaghan, who thanked everyone who helped to make the show a hit.

Directed by Alan Corcoran with musical direction by Fintan Cleary and Fintan Kavanagh, the show attracted much attention around the town in the weeks leading up to the event. Lead characters included Daniel Furlong as Jean Valjean, Robert Murphy as Javert, David McDonnell as Marius and Aishling Jones as Fantine. This is the second time that the two schools have staged a joint production of Les Misérables. In 2003, they joined together to hold the first ever amateur staging of the play in the South East and owing to its success, they decided to give it another shot this year.

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