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It's musical youth for Les Miserables with rehearsals for Grand Opera House schools edition under way

Rehearsals for the eagerly-awaited Les Miserables schools edition at the Grand Opera House are under way.

Directed by James Huish, the show is the annual summer youth project for the Belfast School of Performing Arts and celebrates 30 years on the stage of one of the world's best loved musicals.

A 65-strong cast is undergoing an intensive two-week rehearsal process before taking to the stage for 10 demanding performances for theatre-goers.

Seen here at the venue are Matthew Quinn (19), from Belfast, who will be playing the role of Jean Valjean; his twin Meabh (front left), who will be playing the role of Madame Thenardier; Lucia McLaughlin (11), from Belfast, who is one of five 10-12-year-olds who will be performing the roles of the young Cosette and the young Eponine, and Naomi Smyth (19), from Portaferry, who will be playing Fantine.

Tickets available now at www.goh.co.uk John Murphy

Belfast Telegraph

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